Making Sense of SaaS Pricing and Contract Terms
The rise in popularity of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model has resulted in numerous assumptions about this delivery platform. However, it has been difficult for many companies to separate fact from fiction. As a result, there’s legitimate concern that some companies are deploying SaaS solutions based on false assumptions. This eBook serves a primer for corporate IT buyers. It can be used to make sense of the SaaS messaging communicated by software vendors in general and SAP in particular. The eBook provides insight into true SaaS, thus enabling buyers to examine whether SaaS will truly be associated with lower total cost of ownership for an application. Generally, it can be said that there is significant confusion around SaaS, especially in relation to pricing and contract terms
Advance Your SAP Architecture with Rimini Street
Despite SAP’s push to move licensees to S/4HANA, many organizations don’t have a compelling business for a costly, disruptive migration to S/4HANA. After evaluating its maturity, cost, and limited ROI, some SAP licensees haven chosen to defer making an S/4HANA decision. While others are saying “no” to S/4HANA to evaluate other modern cloud applications. And many SAP licensees are planning their S/4HANA journey or already running an S/4HANA implementation now. Regardless of the path you choose, Rimini Street can help you define your SAP strategy before, during, and after implementation of S/4HANA. This e-book highlights dozens of examples of how organizations like yours partner with Rimini Street to optimize their current and future ERP roadmaps – with or without S/4HANA.
Oracle Customers Are Rethinking Their Vendor Relationship and Cloud Strategy
Oracle customers are faced with tough decisions on how to spend their time and resources. Views on what path to take often depend on roles within the company. Executives want to focus on driving the innovation that will help their companies grow and compete, but IT teams find themselves unable to take that route, as they are mired in maintenance and support issues. This executive summary, derived from the 2019 Oracle Applications Survey examines Oracle customer plans for their current ERP systems and looks at other issues that are top of mind for them.
Four Critical Factors to Consider When Making the SAP S/4HANA Decision for Your Business
SAP customers are being forced to make difficult SAP application strategy decisions. SAP customers are feeling the pressure to adopt, or at least license S/4HANA now due to the planned end-of-support date for ECC 6* and potential license audit threats. But many SAP customers plan to run their stable and proven SAP ERP releases until S/4HANA matures and the ROI emerges. Based on your roadmap, you can run your current SAP ECC release for a minimum of 15+ years, while you direct funds towards other strategic initiatives, including the eventual re-implementation onto S/4HANA in the future. You could also move to alternate SaaS solutions. This eBook provides four critical factors to help decide what makes most sense for your organization. *On February 4, 2020, SAP had announced mainstream support for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027.
Oracle EBS Customers Prefer Current Proven ERP
In early 2017, Rimini Street conducted a survey of 175 Oracle® EBS licensees to understand Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) licensee perspectives and strategies. Among the key findings: 83% of respondents say EBS meets business needs and will continue to use robust EBS as their core ERP. 71% consider Oracle’s EBS support and maintenance costs to be too high. Find out what your peers are thinking as they uncover key EBS challenges and explore ERP cloud alternatives and hybrid IT adoption. This eBook also includes actionable recommendations to avoid Oracle EBS risk and drive innovation.
Accelerating the Retailer’s Business-Driven Roadmap with Third-Party Support
Retail is immensely competitive. And margins are tight. Those are givens. To gain an advantage, retailers must make digital transformation a priority. But with 80 to 90 percent of a typical IT budget committed to operating existing systems, where will the IT innovation funding come from? Retailers who are early adopters of third-party enterprise software support have unlocked innovation funding by freeing up their precious resources: avoiding unnecessary ERP vendor upgrades, and letting overpriced vendor maintenance contracts expire. These retailers also follow a Business-Driven Roadmap that aligns all IT spending with business priorities, not vendor priorities. Taking these strategic, fundamental savings steps unshackles valuable IT resources-both budget and staff-for more critical initiatives such as: improving loyalty programs and delivery systems, enhancing customer service through artificial intelligence, integrating mobile technologies into the shopping experience, and even trying out robots in the warehouse. Download this eBook for helpful insights on how third-party support and a Business-Driven IT Roadmap can help you regain your retail competitive advantage.
The Impact of Moving to Independent, Third-Party Software Support
When organizations consider the amount of their IT budget that is spent on yearly maintenance, many focus primarily on the annual maintenance fees as a large and already-budgeted expense that must be paid without question. But looking deeper at the total price of support, it can become apparent that millions of dollars are often unnecessarily wasted each year due to the outdated support model of software vendors. This executive summary is derived from a Rimini Street impact study that was validated by independent analyst firm Nucleus Research. It confirms the significant savings that a sample of 70 Oracle and SAP licensees have realized by replacing their software vendor support with Rimini Street support.
JD Edwards World Software SPC Code and Expiration Dates
If you are running JDE World A7.3 or A8.1, you may be locked out of your JDE system as the JDE security checks for valid SPC codes to run its modules. Read this tech brief to learn more for a quick technical how-to. What to know: this verification code was designed to work only through June 30, 2019, and if the appropriate actions to bypass the verification code are not taken, the JDE-licensed software could be license-locked (unable to run). Download the tech brief or, better yet, come to Rimini Street for support and we can help.
EnterpriseOne Client License Verification Disable (Prior to 8.98 Tool Release)
This new JDE Tech Brief is important if you are running EnterpriseOne Tool release prior to 8.98. It explains why and how to update your EnterpriseOne Client Machine (also known as Development client, Web development client, Fat client or Workstation) since the accompanying license verification code will expire by June 30, 2019. What to know: this verification code was designed to work only through June 30, 2019, and if the appropriate actions to bypass the verification code are not taken, the JDE-licensed software could be license-locked (unable to run). Download the tech brief or come to Rimini Street for support and we can help.