Instead of the usual 3-4% increase, Oracle has supposedly increased its support prices by 8% this year. The question for CIOs and application leaders becomes ‘what to do about it?’ Do you eat the cost by tightening your belt or cutting investments in new technologies and innovations?

Join Rimini Street’s VP of Product Strategy, Renee Wells and GM & GVP of Oracle Services, Frank Reneke, as we look at the options facing Oracle licensees in the face of rising support costs and lagging support value. We answer lingering questions such as:

  • Can you justify Oracle support costs if the support value doesn’t improve?
  • Is it time to reexamine the link between your IT strategy and business outcomes?
  • Are you able to retain your top IT talent, especially in the face of price increases?
  • Is it time to consider third-party support services to escape a vendor-driven roadmap?

Register now and watch the discussion for key factors you should consider before enduring Oracle’s reported price increases for the same support, migrating to the cloud, or focusing on a composable ERP strategy.

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Renee Wells
Renee Wells
VP of Product Strategy
Rimini Street

Ms. Wells is a 27-year veteran of IT and enterprise software with extensive experience in network engineering, management consulting, product marketing, and product management. She has a broad range of expertise in strategy, enterprise applications and hosting, cloud solutions, quality assurance, product positioning, product messaging, and PeopleSoft.

Ms. Wells serves as VP, Product Strategy at Rimini Street. She is responsible for leading the product strategy of Rimini Street’s comprehensive suite of services specifically designed to enable Oracle and SAP licensees to address new opportunities and challenges across today’s dynamic IT landscape.

Previously, Ms. Wells held leadership roles in product marketing, product management, strategy, and consulting at AT&T, overseeing the Oracle product portfolio for AT&T’s cloud solutions and the PeopleSoft practice for AT&T’s professional services organization. She also held roles in PeopleSoft consulting at USinternetworking and Technology Solutions Company, and network engineering and support positions at Advanced Computer Systems, Eclipse Computer System, and IBM.

Frank Reneke
Frank Reneke
GM & GVP, Oracle Services
Rimini Street

Mr. Reneke is responsible for helping clients and prospects maximize the value of their ERP systems. He leads a global team that articulates how customers’ business objectives can be met by partnering with Rimini Street. The team’s ERP experts propose functional application strategies, determine ways to overcome upgrade challenges, and advise on best practices for successful deployment of innovative technologies such as hybrid cloud infrastructure.

For the last 20 years, Mr. Reneke has been a consultant specializing in implementing and upgrading large ERP systems. During that time he provided leadership in support of global transformation projects that span everything from project assessment to post-go-live phases of large multi-year ERP deployments. Mr. Reneke has conducted engagements that have included strategy, people, process, organization, technology and delivery, and has been the first to deliver systems in the industry numerous times around the world. He has worked directly for Oracle Corporation and for various Oracle Platinum Partners implementing and upgrading Oracle applications.
Today Mr. Reneke specializes in new software technology for ERP. His chief competency area is Human Capital Management and he has written and published articles and made multiple speaking appearances on trends over the last 20 years. Mr. Reneke’s areas of expertise include SAP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, Oracle Fusion, Workday, SaaS, and cloud computing.