Cloud is likely an integral part of any modern application strategy. With many cloud options to choose from including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, it is critical to pick a cloud strategy that will support business needs first. Public, private, and proprietary cloud delivery models can further complicate choices. A wrong cloud move can mean potentially wasting thousands, if not millions of dollars and resources to vendor lock-in for years. Make smart and strategic cloud choices, steering clear of adopting cloud for cloud’s sake and instead make each cloud decision a business-first strategy. Maximize business value by leveraging current ERP investments and taking advantage of public cloud infrastructure options and adopting best-in-class cloud technologies to accelerate innovation.
Moving a data center to the cloud can be the least complex and most cost-effective cloud migration strategy. While always in control, IaaS frees the enterprise from owning and maintaining computer hardware, which makes it easier to focus resources on business value, not operations. Rimini Street provides vendor-agnostic planning and advice to help avoid the risk of lock-in to proprietary cloud models and to maximize business value by moving to proven, public cloud options.
Many CIOs are turning to cloud computing as a top strategy to reduce “lights-on” spend on ERP and improve IT’s ability to respond to today’s business priorities. Many Oracle and SAP licensees are realizing their single, "one-size-fits-all" ERP vendor may not be the right default choice for defining a cloud strategy. Enterprises don’t want to abandon years of ERP investment for a costly migration to less functionality in a cloud ERP suite. And they can’t wait to innovate at slow ERP speed. Best practices include seeking a vendor-agnostic, trusted partner who can help carefully select the best solutions among public infrastructure cloud options and hybrid–IT models.
Deploy best-fit, cloud-based capabilities that can support business growth and create a competitive advantage when initiating a cloud strategy. These include SaaS “systems of engagement” technologies from new modern cloud vendors around core ERP systems of record. These best-in-class, hybrid IT solutions are generally more effective, less expensive, and faster to deploy than mega-vendor cloud-suites and full ERP cloud migrations.
Rimini Street solutions replace software vendor support and deliver a premium service experience, leveraging a scalable, global support model to drive business results. Achieve strategic flexibility and freedom from vendor lock-in by taking control of IT roadmaps and making decisions based on business priorities. Facing no further vendor lock-ins or upgrade cycles, many Rimini Street clients are freed to migrate to the cloud of their choice on their own timelines.
Avoid the hidden costs and pitfalls of an ERP vendor's cloud migration strategy through help from Rimini Street Cloud Advisory Services. Benefit from vendor-agnostic recommendations of the industry’s leading cloud providers, including IaaS options, and help in navigating complex cloud contracts and incentive programs to maintain financial and strategic control of a Business-Driven IT Roadmap.
Rimini Street clients benefit from recommendations of expert engineers averaging 15+ years of enterprise-level experience, providing service solutions and guidance on best-in-class SaaS technologies to “innovate around the edges” of core systems of record — which is generally cheaper, better, and faster than a total ERP migration to the cloud. This consultative, more 'human' approach is a hallmark of Rimini Street service where client-centricity is the standard.
Rimini Street can help companies immediately save 50% on annual ERP support fees and up to 90% on total support costs — helping clients save over $5B in support costs to date, enabling a stronger focus on resources for innovation and cloud initiatives that enhance competitive advantage and fuel growth.
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It became clear that Rimini Street’s services gave us the attractive option to not only halve maintenance and support fees but also give us the ability to defer any costly and disruptive system upgrades until they make sense for Federal Group.
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In this webinar, Sr. Product Marketing Director, Jason Kotsaftis, and VP of Market Research, Pat Phelan discuss the findings from Rimini Street's 2019 Oracle Applications Survey.
The market for ERP and enterprise applications in general is undergoing seismic shifts, thanks to the cloud. That leaves IT leaders scrambling to update their technology roadmaps – and avoid detouring down dark alleys. SAP has published a great deal of information about the cloud and how it relates to S/4HANA, but there are still gaps between the vision and what SAP has delivered so far. In this paper, we examine SAP’s cloud strategy versus SAP’s cloud reality.
Is Oracle’s roadmap taking you where you want to go, or should you be following your own Business-Driven IT Roadmap? Our new research report looks at cloud stops along Oracle’s IT roadmap and details what they involve, and what they could mean for your business. Each stop along Oracle’s roadmap can lock you deeper into its technology stack and may include risks and hidden costs. Is limiting your future IT options and flexibility through a single vendor best for your business? How would Oracle Cloud look if viewed through the lens of a Business-Driven IT Roadmap, that squarely aligns all your IT strategies and tactics with the critical needs of your business? Download the full report for helpful insights as you consider whether Oracle is the right long-term partner for your cloud success.
Not Ready to Move Your ERP Systems to the Cloud Today? You’re Not Alone.
This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. Everyone is moving to the cloud, no doubt about it. How to take advantage of the cloud is the multi-million dollar question. Get stampeded into making the wrong decision, and you could wind up throwing away millions. Do it right, and the […]
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