Software decision makers need to drive innovation to deliver increased revenue and improved customer experiences. Unfortunately, an expensive and risky ERP migration can sidetrack these goals. Join Principal Analyst Duncan Jones from Forrester Research to learn how to create an ERP roadmap that delivers a higher level of service and experience for your customers. He’ll compare key criteria and scenarios for keeping versus replacing your current stable ERP system, and how you can drive increased competitive advantage through a customer-centric ERP roadmap. Sign up for your free webinar today and discover the criteria successful companies are using to decide whether to upgrade their ERP systems. You’ll learn which ones make good business sense for you and which ones mainly benefit your ERP vendor.
Leave your legacy managed services models. Read about benefits and success metrics of Rimini Street unified application management services (AMS) plus ERP support.
Companies are changing how they run critical SAP systems – taking advantage of new delivery models that improve relationships with business users. With integrated support and application management services – you can scale to meet critical project milestones accelerating digital initiatives. In this one-hour fireside chat featuring guest speaker Pascal Buchner, ITS Director & CIO, The International Air Transport Association (IATA), you’ll learn how companies are modernising how they manage their SAP systems with preventative maintenance to reduce manual processes and keep software from breaking. We will explore how Rimini Street’s flexible, consultative Application Managed Services approach has enabled IATA to reduce overall open incident volumes, while improving cash flow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Questions we will ask include: How has your IT mission and priorities changed over the last 12 months? Where are your immediate savings opportunities for IT Today? How are you freeing up funds to focus on customer and business needs? What were the main reasons for considering third-party support services? Matthew Holmes, Director, Global Application Management Services at Rimini Street will also share new insight on getting more out of your SAP software while reducing project backlogs and simplifying IT service delivery.
Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin joins Cheddar to discuss findings from the company’s sponsored global CFO survey. Ravin explains that in fielding the survey, Rimini Street wanted to understand the relationship between digital transformation and CFOs-CIOs, both pre-pandemic and during the pandemic. Survey results indicate a very high correlation between a digital transformation focus and growth. Says Ravin: “I think this was an important survey to get what we thought was already out there in terms of anecdotal, and now we have the data to back it up with 1,500 CIOs and CFOs.” Ravin adds that digital transformation success happens at those touchpoints where companies interface with clients, consumers, or the public to improve experiences, not in upgrading back end systems of record. Funding transformation is key. Says Ravin: “Everyone has a component in that competitive advantage that’s related to digital transformation. And those investments are critical, but they have to be funded. And you have to find a way to fund them within the existing budget structure.” The positive results from the Rimini Street Q1 2021 earnings report are also discussed. Says Ravin: “We’re growing (our business) because of the fact that companies are focused on digital transformation. And we’re providing the funding by reducing the back end costs on their ERP systems and allowing them to reinvest those funds back into the company and funding that digital transformation.” Read more about digital transformation success in the research report, “2021 CFO Peer Insights: Digital Transformation and IT Spending Priorities.” Read about the Rimini Street Q1 2021 financial results.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” ─ Tom Grooms, Former CIO, CF Industries and Valspar Few CIOs were ready for disruption like that of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Out of necessity, they pivoted at remarkable speed. Fortuitously, disruption gives astute CIOs permission to question every budget dollar and fast-track critical projects to help the organization emerge stronger in the “next normal.” It’s a perfect time to reclaim wasted funds and build an IT strategic plan grounded in IT project prioritization. This eBook contains key insights and lessons learned from top IT experts on rapidly and purposefully reducing legacy spend to fund innovation during disruption, plus: a high-level IT project prioritization framework IT investment strategies to survive, stabilize, and thrive during disruption 5 pillars of IT optimization and savings that create funding and resourcing options Also discussed is the importance of crafting a business-driven strategic IT Roadmap fully aligned with business priorities rather than following a software vendor-dictated roadmap. Read this eBook and start building your post-pandemic IT strategic plan today, leveraging an IT project prioritization framework to cut costs, fund transformative initiatives, and come out stronger on the other side.
Software audits are increasingly being used to gain leverage by ERP mega-vendors frequently to keep you on a vendor-dictated roadmap. And most find the question is not “if” you will be audited, but “when?” While most IT and Asset Management teams understand the motivation for an audit, many don’t realize audits can be leveraged to flip the narrative with their vendors. Join Anna-Rita Stanley-Best, Managing Director – APAC of Palisade Compliance along with Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street for this live webinar. Get a checklist of the ways you can be better prepared for an audit, and more importantly, how you can gain control of your IT roadmap and vendor relationships every step of the way. Hosted by Dan Ashton, Senior Product Marketing Director at Rimini Street, this discussion will be eye-opening, particularly to Oracle licensees who are facing support renewals in the next 6-18 months.
The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted operations for businesses around the world. To remain solvent, many had to change spending patterns and rethink strategy, including high-cost ERP solutions and initiatives. In this report, Gartner recommends minimizing as many ERP-related expenses as possible to continue to combat the disruption. Specifically, Gartner outlines 12 short-, medium-, and long-run actions for application leaders to help their enterprises achieve ERP cost savings and respond, recover, and renew post-COVID-19. Key Research Findings Some Gartner report key findings include: Cut costs, freeze spending, and free up cash in the short term to maintain viability. IT leaders who cut costs effectively will gain favor with the CFO and top leadership. Improve efficiency and productivity, and generate value from limited new spending in the medium term to gain stability. The pandemic has forever changed the status quo; returning to previous business-as-usual activities will result in lost market share. Maintain digital flexibility and shift from cost optimization to value- and risk- optimization in the long term to drive organizational renewal. Recommendations Gartner recommends that IT leaders who are responsible for ERP cost optimization: “Respond with quick actions to reduce spending by renegotiating terms, rationalizing or outsourcing staff, and delaying new IT investments.” “Recover stability by planning efforts to standardize and consolidate ERP systems. Scrutinize new investments while embracing agile and product approaches.” “Renew organizational capabilities by moving systems to the cloud, delivering composable differentiation and accelerating automation.” For the full analysis, including details on Gartner’s 12 recommended post-COVID-19 actions for ERP cost savings, read the research report. Reference: Gartner, Inc. “Top ERP Cost Optimization Actions Post-COVID-19: Respond, Recover, Renew.” October 6, 2020, Paul Schenck, Tim Faith 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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