Wholesale and Distribution Industry Companies have Saved Millions in ERP Support and Upgrade Costs
Every dollar matters for wholesalers and distributors. To survive, and then fuel growth, they must effectively direct funds and resources to activities with the greatest measurable impact on the business. Rimini Street independent, third-party support services and comprehensive support solutions optimize current enterprise software investments and deliver significant savings that can be used to create more sustainable and efficient operations to meet dynamic consumer demands.
Conserve cash and dramatically reduce ERP support costs
IT professionals in the wholesale industry and distribution industry face a rapidly changing business environment. They are challenged by increasing supply chain pressures, the need to stockpile funds, and satisfying customer and business expectations. Rimini Street independent, third-party support can help clients immediately save 50% on annual ERP support fees and up to 90% on total support costs. These significant savings can help wholesalers and distributors reallocate resources to initiatives like increasing capacity, delivering remote support to customers, and transforming workforces and workplaces.
Ensure business continuity
Business continuity is key for organizations in the wholesale industry and distribution industry, where no one can afford any disruption to mission-critical systems and supply chain operations. Rimini Street Support Services for applications and databases provide a breadth of premium features generally not found in vendor support programs for wholesale and distribution ERP software. Ultra-responsive application support for each client is led by an assigned Primary Support Engineer with an average of 15 years of experience, which means no waiting for expert support from a team knowledgeable of your unique systems and customizations. Rimini Street Support includes valuable services such as support for custom code and 10-minute SLA for Priority 1 issues, to help ensure maximum system uptime.
Reallocate resources to help fund digital innovation
Wholesale industry and distribution companies are challenged with navigating increased global competition, high labor costs, thin margins, rapidly changing supply chains, and new digital business models. Maintaining the status quo is simply not an option and action is required. Rimini Street enterprise software management and support services have helped many of the top global wholesalers and distributors achieve significant cost savings and focus IT resources on digital innovation and strategic growth initiatives.
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Why Rimini Street
Rimini Street is the leader in independent, third-party software support. Expert engineers are on the front line, every time, efficiently following each issue through to resolution. A laser focus on client success has earned Rimini Street an overall 4.9/5.0 client satisfaction rating and has helped save clients over $6B to date.
Rimini Street enterprise software support services are comprehensive and integrated, eliminating the escalations and delays that can occur with vendor support. Value-added solutions like advisory services and fast Legislature-to-Live™ global tax, legal, and regulatory updates are included at no additional cost to help expedite compliance.
Rimini Street makes IT support easy for wholesalers and distributors, with a client-centric approach unlike software vendor support. Primary Support Engineers (PSEs) are backed by an always-available network of global experts who average 20 years of professional IT experience and deliver a guaranteed response time of 10 minutes or less for critical issues.
Rimini Street helps wholesalers and distributors save on ERP support, maximize the value of current systems, and avoid expensive, unnecessary software upgrades. Cost savings and resources can be reinvested in higher order business priorities such as digitizing operations and supply chains.
One of our goals was to become more flexible in our PeopleSoft applications upgrade strategy to be able to decide when and how we upgrade these tools. By archiving the PeopleSoft updates we were already entitled to, we were able to complete an upgrade while on independent support — and do it on our own timeline. If we want to upgrade in the future, that’s a choice we can make without outside pressure.”– Steve Jacobs IT Director
Once executive management saw the savings we were able to generate, they approved many projects that were previously on hold because of budgetary constraints.
Don’t get stuck with the status quo: Don’t close your eyes or fear making a change. Exploring the unknown led us to Rimini Street, and the whole company has benefited.”
The CFO part of me wanted to showcase the savings in our financial statement to demonstrate what a great job we were doing. However, the CIO side of me wanted to reinvest the money into making IT even better.”– István Szentmiklósi CIO and CFO
Profiles of 12 Rimini Street Clients Using Business-Driven IT Roadmaps for Greater Success
As marketing, sales and product teams identify ways to achieve competitive differentiation, grow market share and increase customer loyalty, they often require new applications or services, which they expect to get from IT. Sadly, many IT organizations have committed the majority of their budgets to “keeping the lights on” expenditures, leaving them with little or no capacity to deliver on initiatives that could change the game for their organization. This is often because enterprises have ceded too much control to vendor-dictated technology roadmaps. Check out 12 real-world illustrations from IT teams who powered their Business-Driven Roadmap by moving to third-party software support from Rimini Street. This decision to get off the vendor-dictated model allowed them to redirect resources to innovative projects that dramatically changed business outcomes.
Assessing the ROI of Third-Party Support for SAP Applications and SAP Databases
As SAP annual maintenance fees rise, the value that licensees gain from the original vendor support model is decreasing. To balance the equation, many SAP licensees are moving from vendor software support to third-party support for SAP. In this comprehensive ROI analysis of 200 Rimini Street clients, you’ll learn about real business outcomes from making the switch as reported by clients and supported by hard data. The data has been reviewed and verified by two independent analyst firms. This report, prepared by Valoir Research, validates the significant savings SAP licensees can experience in the following areas: SAP annual maintenance fees: Break/fix support and tax, legal and regulatory updates Upgrade burdens: The cost and labor of forced upgrades just to stay fully supported when vendor mainstream support windows end Customization support gaps: The cost of supporting customizations that break and are not covered under the standard vendor support model Self-support costs: The cost of additional resources and headcount required to deal with inefficiencies of vendor support, including regression testing, evaluation of hundreds of fixes, issue justification and self-service support Download your complimentary copy of the report for takeaways and insights to help you build a business case for SAP third-party support.
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