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The Real Costs and Risks of Oracle ERP and Oracle Cloud
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The Real Costs and Risks of Oracle ERP and Oracle Cloud

The growing cost of yearly maintenance for Oracle ERP and Oracle Cloud systems drain enterprise innovation budgets and resources. NCH, a global leader in industrial, commercial, and institutional maintenance products and services, saves $2.5 million a year in maintenance costs with independent, third-party support. More than just savings, they are experiencing better response times, plus greater expertise and flexibility than traditional software vendor support. In the ebook, “The Real Costs and Risks of Oracle ERP and Oracle Cloud,” learn about Oracle support alternatives and why sticking with Oracle support might stunt enterprise growth and diminish ROI. Topics covered include: Walking away from costly annual maintenance fees, and reducing the need for the expertise and resources to keep pace with Oracle updates Understanding financially engineered deals that lead to vendor lock-in and long-term costs Comparing the true costs of staying with your vendor’s dictated roadmap versus the role of a hybrid approach Creating a Business-Driven Roadmap tailored to fit your business needs while reducing the  occurrences of overpaying for unnecessary features and modules Looking at client examples of savings and benefits gained from switching to independent, third-party support With Rimini Street independent, third-party support for Oracle ERP software, you can regain control of your IT roadmap and join the growing number of enterprises that have reallocated budget, time, and organizational talent toward growth and innovation.

Adopting a “Shift Left” Strategy to Transform Technology Support Services
Whitepaper
Adopting a “Shift Left” Strategy to Transform Technology Support Services

Thriving in a digital world means technology support providers and in-house IT teams need a collaborative service approach that integrates both technology and the human factor. “Shifting Left” addresses those needs by using software delivery practices to move knowledge closer to customers. Implementing this transformational approach will become critical as organizations turn to technology as a main conduit for meeting customer expectations…without losing the personal touch. But how do you make the shift? Helping you find balance between high-tech and high-touch, Rimini Street invites you to download this comprehensive guide to better understand the Shift Left method and lay the foundation for your transformation. In this ebook, you’ll learn: Three approaches to a Shift Left strategy What’s driving the Shift Left trend The benefits of shifting left and why it makes you more competitive How to embrace and implement your Shift Left strategy

ProcureCon Indirect East 2020 Innovation Briefing
Analyst Research
ProcureCon Indirect East 2020 Innovation Briefing

“Procurement is changing. How will your organization hold up?” This is the central question in ProcureCon Indirect East’s 2020 Innovation Briefing, a new report to help procurement leaders create value-driven teams focused on the “wow” of sourcing rather than the “how.” The brief delivers valuable insights into several key considerations for transforming the procurement function: CPOs as Chief Purpose Officers, leveraging sustainable procurement Adopting disruptive technologies to create win/wins with suppliers Implementing supplier-enabled innovation (SEI) to drive growth Overcoming barriers to digitalization Managing procurement talent for the future Leaders who implement these innovation best practices can help transition procurement from a pragmatic, cost-saving back office to a dynamic, strategic partner with IT and the C-suite.

Software Asset Management Guidance for SAP Licensees
Whitepaper
Software Asset Management Guidance for SAP Licensees

SAP license compliance requires a disciplined asset management program

How Market Forces Are Shaping Enterprise Software Roadmaps
Research Report
How Market Forces Are Shaping Enterprise Software Roadmaps

Your IT roadmap just got more challenging. Market forces are affecting it, placing a premium on growth and innovation. But if you understand the market forces and plan accordingly, you can achieve growth and innovation—and gain a competitive advantage. Our new research report recommends that when creating or modifying your IT roadmap, account for these market forces: The CIO has a new mandate: become a business-driven thought leader rather than being a caretaker of technology Disruptive technologies, including mobile and the cloud, are pervasive: control the disruption by setting a strategic direction for the digital journey, and choosing the technologies you adopt accordingly IT options are evolving: leverage them to future-proof your enterprise through a hybrid IT environment that combines highly-functional existing systems with new, best-in-class solutions IT operations and support organizations are stressed to meet the business’s demands for technology, so changes must occur: optimize resource allocation—budget and staff—to create new capacity to deliver and support innovation Read full report to learn more about the four market forces and how using a Business-Driven Roadmap—that aligns all IT spending with business goals—can help drive success.

Choose the Best PeopleSoft Path
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Choose the Best PeopleSoft Path

Thousands of companies around the globe rely on PeopleSoft to support their businesses. And if your company is one of them, your current PeopleSoft release could probably run your operations for decades to come. The problem is that many of these PeopleSoft releases are already in sustaining support, or will be soon, as Oracle continues its own strategic focus elsewhere. This leaves PeopleSoft customers facing a choice between Oracle’s very high cost/lower value PeopleSoft support, or a move to an immature Oracle cloud that could be 3X more expensive than what they pay today.1 Fortunately, there is another option. This infographic shows how third-party support from Rimini Street provides exceptional support for less, addresses regulatory, tax, and legal updates, and can extend the life of your PeopleSoft investment in any scenario. 1 Forbes “Oracle’s Cloud Strategy: Ruthless Or ‘Byzantine’?” July 11, 2017.

People Talk – Fluid and Customizations
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People Talk – Fluid and Customizations

One of the main features in PeopleSoft 9.2 is Fluid Pages. While Oracle is providing new content for these pages in the form of 9.2 updates, the technology itself has been available for several years. And the Fluid Pages themselves are often tailored by end-users for their specific environment, so customers need to think of Fluid Pages more as a tool set than a fully automated solution.

The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative
Research Report
The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative

Although many CIOs have the mandate to innovate, only a lucky few get new budget and staff to deliver the innovation. Those that don’t must balance the challenge of resource allocation with the pressure of adhering to costly ERP vendor roadmaps—for maintenance or cloud migration—or seemingly risk losing vendor support. Making the mindset shift from a vendor-driven model to a Business-Driven Roadmap—where IT spending is aligned with business goals, priorities, and timing—can enable you to: optimize budget and staff to create capacity: allocate the right organizational resources to the right pursuits to support targeted business outcomes accelerate innovation: use created capacity to adopt new best-in-class IT functionalities to enable business strategy future-proof your enterprise: maximize the value and lifespan of existing and customized assets to serve business goals Discover the 11 attributes of a Business-Driven Roadmap and how it can enable you to maintain control of your company’s IT direction.

Gartner Research Report: 10 Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction
Analyst Research
Gartner Research Report: 10 Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction

According to Gartner, “In an uncertain and pressurized economic environment, organizations often face the challenge of realizing immediate IT cost savings. When faced with the challenge, CIOs need to determine how to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium- and long-term health of the business.” While IT cost management is a best practice, Gartner has recommendations for how to approach rapid cost cutting when required: “Establish the cost reduction fundamentals by determining what needs to be considered from a savings and timing perspective.” “Apply the 10 rules for success. Determine the types of actions, expenses and categories that have the most immediate and/or largest impact.” “Map and communicate your plan to eliminate, reduce or suspend. Communicate the plan internally to IT, the business units (BUs) impacted and to the CFO/CEO driving the reductions.” “Define the consequences and risks of cutting costs and how to manage them, despite the urgency and likely short lead time.” This must-read report can help CIOs thoughtfully cut costs to meet budget goals while managing risk and minimizing longer-term effects. Those who follow Gartner’s recommended approach will position their organizations for success. Reference: Gartner, Inc. “10 Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction.” November 4, 2019. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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