Rimini Street: What We Do
We don't make ERP or database software like Oracle and SAP. We support and manage that software. Over the past 15 years, we have helped over 3,000 clients save billions of dollars. It's because we are built for support. Built to help clients avoid costly fees and ERP upgrades, so they can innovate and fuel growth. Other companies do software. We do support.
The Comprehensive Guide to Independent, Third-Party Support Services for Enterprise Software
Independent, third-party software support saves 50% to 90% annually and frees up the IT team. Read this guide to see if third-party support is right for you.
Valoir Report: Third-Party Support Goes Mainstream
Adoption of third-party support for enterprise software is now mainstream. In a report sponsored by Rimini Street, industry research firm Valoir analyzed the growing acceptance of third-party support, finding that demand is widespread — from cost-cutters to innovators to a variety of companies in-between. Valoir found that in some instances, even ERP vendors reluctantly acknowledge the utility of third-party support as they focus efforts on the cloud.
Third-party support has evolved into a strategic portfolio management tool for enterprise applications, gaining broader strategic acceptance from its origins as a cost containment tactic. Valoir found that its versatility facilitates:
Innovation around the edges of a mature, highly functional ERP system
Maximizing value from existing investments
Taking a measured approach to cloud evolution
Tactically, independent, third-party software support helps CIOs save resources and keep IT teams engaged with new initiatives rather than routine support. Strategically, it helps CIOs meet business objectives, demonstrate value, and move to a Business-Driven Roadmap from one dictated by an ERP vendor.
In its report, Valoir specifically recognized Rimini Street for its:
Breadth of knowledge and depth of support, featuring a dedicated engineer model
Pure focus on independent, third-party support versus other IT or consulting services
Track record of strong client relationships
Value, service, price
Funding Innovation with Rimini Street
While most IT and Finance teams know they spend a large percentage of the IT budget on annual software maintenance, many are unaware of the total operational costs of their ERP systems. This quick video uses a simple iceberg methodology to show how you can calculate annualized upgrade costs, as well as the fully-burdened spend tied to self-support and custom code support. Then see how third-party support dramatically changes the equation below the waterline.
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.
What Should Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?
Are you facing a decision to upgrade your ERP? Ultimately, the decision to upgrade depends on how well your current ERP environment satisfies your organization’s current and future business requirements. Join us as Frank Reneke, Vice President of Functional Support Services at Rimini Street offers insight on how you can maximize your return on investment by building out functionality and enhancing existing systems to attain the real promise of ERP - impacting bottom line via operational efficiencies that scale globally.
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