Moving IT from a Cost Center to a Strategic Partner
Business leaders are placing increasingly greater demands on IT to support strategic priorities such as digital transformation and new business models. Delivering technology innovation for the business can carry a hefty price tag both in terms of funding and resources. Free up people, time, and money for digital transformation projects that create competitive advantage and drive growth.
Shift spending from maintenance to strategic growth initiatives
“Keeping the lights on” is no longer enough but doing so can consume as much as 90% of IT budgets. It’s not surprising that capital for innovation is seemingly always scarce. Short of securing new budget, which is a challenge for most IT organizations, IT leaders must juggle resources to fund strategic technology initiatives that will move the business forward. Switching to Rimini Street can save an immediate 50% on annual support fees and up to 90% on total support for ERP and database software. Making the switch means IT is free from the burden of software vendor support costs and can direct liberated funds and resources toward revenue-generating strategic growth initiatives for the enterprise.
Avoid expensive ERP refresh projects to help fund strategic IT initiatives
Defer or eliminate expensive, disruptive, and minimal-value upgrades and migrations. Rimini Street enables CIOs to take control of their IT journeys by moving from software vendor-dictated roadmaps to a Business-Driven Roadmap approach designed around their business objectives, not around the enterprise software vendor’s objectives. A Business-Driven Roadmap mindset shifts the power away from the vendor, giving enterprises the flexibility, funding, and freedom to focus on strategic initiatives that support growth and create competitive advantage for the organization.
Accelerate innovation to deliver business value more quickly
Optimize current systems and resources to shift IT focus to needed business projects that deliver competitive advantage and growth. Unnecessary updates and migrations consume vital resources and delay needed innovation for years. Instead, leverage a hybrid IT strategy that accelerates business value by combining current robust systems with high-impact cloud and other technologies for a solid foundation that delivers on needed digital transformation programs.
Why Rimini Street
Rimini Street solutions replace vendor support and deliver a superior service experience, leveraging a scalable, global support model to drive business results. IT leaders can reduce and optimize IT support services costs to invest in competitive advantage and growth. Rebalance spending priorities to help fund strategic initiatives.
Rimini Street provides independent, third-party software support, built on a comprehensive service model designed to optimize clients' IT investments. Driven by a culture of continuous improvement, Rimini Street enacts ongoing advancements to processes and technologies to exceed client needs, allowing them to focus resources on higher-order initiatives for the fueling of growth. Experience a comprehensive solution to support, manage, modernize, future-proof, and secure software.
Getting expert service is easy at Rimini Street, with a client-centric experience led by veteran engineers at the front line of support. Primary Support Engineers (PSEs), averaging 20+ years of enterprise experience, wield the expertise and global resources to deliver technical agility and prowess, resolving the most complex software issues — distinct from what the software vendor typically provides.
The outcome-based service model from Rimini Street puts clients in control and enables Business-Driven Roadmaps for better business results. Through cost savings and expert support, Rimini Street can free clients from misallocation of resources that can come from following vendor-dictated paths, allowing redirection of funds and acceleration of priority initiatives.
Rimini Street clients include:
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.
PeopleSoft Customers Funding New Growth and Innovation
Many PeopleSoft customers share the same concern-they feel they are receiving less new value from Oracle than they did in the past. They may also be caught in an expensive cycle of paying Oracle nearly 22% per year in maintenance fees, essentially repurchasing their existing software license every five years. If this sounds familiar-and inefficient-what if you could: Save 50-90% on total support costs for PeopleSoft software, with exceptional service and responsiveness? Free up IT capacity by securing support for your existing PeopleSoft release (including customizations) up to 15 years, without forced upgrades or continuous updates? Accelerate growth now, improve the speed and quality of IT’s response to business needs; and stop paying for-and waiting for-unknown future software innovations? With Rimini Street independent, third-party support for PeopleSoft software, you can—just as eight featured PeopleSoft customers have as they extended the lives of their ERP investments, freed up IT teams for critical projects, and funded new innovation and growth initiatives. Download this eBook to read about each of their decisions to embrace a Business-Driven Roadmap.
Composable ERP for SAP: Your Roadmap, Your Advantage
Life changed significantly during the pandemic. Companies that changed along with it were able to gain competitive advantage. Companies that couldn’t (or wouldn’t) are likely still ramping up to new consumer and business realities. For either type of company, a composable ERP approach for SAP may pave the way for breakthrough innovation. With composable ERP, enterprises can “plug and play” easily integrated, best-of-breed ERP elements to deliver improved user experiences in response to changing market conditions.* Composable ERP creates options to drive growth within a Business-Driven Roadmap, where all IT activities are aligned with business priorities. For SAP customers running ECC or S/4HANA, or those planning a move to S/4HANA, composable ERP and a Business-Driven Roadmap can be a smart path to even greater success. Download the eBook to learn more about composable ERP for SAP. *TechTarget. “Experts predict flexibility as a top ERP trend in 2022.” January 10, 2022, Jim O’Donnell
Shift spending from maintenance to innovation.
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