The answer from most ERP software vendors to any question is an upgrade to its latest and greatest platform or solution – even if there is a perfectly running ERP system already in place. Now the software vendors are urging customers to migrate to their new platforms, with little regard to what is best for the IT department or company. This dictated roadmap is not driven by business value but by the software vendor’s need for revenue. Modernize and optimize ERP system applications based on a Business-Driven Roadmap, not one that is vendor-dictated.
Many companies today have invested millions in their current ERP systems, but are feeling pressured by software vendors to migrate to leave behind current proven releases for new unproven platforms. Deciding whether to migrate to vendor-proprietary ERP clouds or adopt best-of-breed options to replace specific ERP functionality (e.g. CRM, HCM) causes further uncertainty and unclear application roadmaps. Gain time to evaluate future software and release roadmap options with Rimini Street, with no required updates or migrations for at least 15 years. Leverage Rimini Street roadmap services, with insights from the business-driven roadmaps from thousands of clients, to plot a strategic path forward.
Balancing the need to modernize current enterprise software with the imperative to enable new business initiatives and models is more challenging now than ever as the pace of change has accelerated. New entrants quickly change entire industries. Consumer expectations force immediate adaptation. Extending the life and driving more value out of current ERP software releases to strategically respond to these critical business needs is vital. Rimini Street helps optimize and run current systems, freeing up funds and resources that can be focused on innovation the business needs now.
The dedicated Rimini Street team of functional experts enables you to optimize existing enterprise application software investments, extend current capabilities to leverage hybrid IT, and transform your business to a digital enterprise with help from intelligent and agile technology and functional enterprise application roadmaps.
The Rimini Street Functional Services team provides advice and guidance on the enterprise application roadmap that’s right for each client. Expert engineers will help to understand the real costs, benefits, and limitations of ERP cloud — and how each can impact ERP roadmaps and direction, filling feature gaps, adapting, and automating with modern technologies.
Dedicated Rimini Street Functional Services experts help maximize the value of current ERP investments, stabilizing systems, and then planning for future-state. This functional assessment will also include ROI analysis to help determine the value of potentially upgrading to the latest version or extending the life of current systems. Led by Primary Support Engineers (PSEs) with an average of 15+ years of experience, frontline service is manned by experts in strategic and tactical operations.
Integrate modern technologies quickly and seamlessly with Rimini Street. Deploy automation, analytics, and mobility without changing the core system to help free resources for higher impact initiatives. Strategic roadmaps follow client business needs, not software vendor-driven paths, for cost-savings blueprints that can help impact top and bottom lines.
Extend, optimize and enhance your ERP system — and innovate
The Functional Support Services (FSS) organization within Rimini Street analyzed all of the updates Oracle Corporation incorporated into the PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM images 1 -27 and FSCM images 1 -28, which is included in this technical white paper. We undertook this analysis to provide our clients more clarity and transparency as to the true value and benefits they can expect in their functionality upgrade roadmap.
Enterprises with multiple ERPs may want to pursue consolidation to gain technology standardization and deliver cost savings. CIOs considering this should undertake a strategic approach and employ ERP consolidation best practices to achieve greater organizational success than IT cost savings alone. In this research report, Gartner discusses key findings around ERP consolidation and provides four recommendations for CIOs to attain higher-order benefits for the enterprise, both at the completion of the consolidation and beyond. Our key learnings: A single large ERP solution with standard functionality will likely not meet all of your organization’s requirements. ERP consolidation efforts can too often focus on technical simplification. A better approach maintains enterprise value, gains flexibility, and delivers both standardization and competitive advantages. An ERP consolidation effort focused exclusively on cost savings will often overlook opportunities to identify and track transformational benefits that are not cost-related. A composable approach to ERP consolidation facilitates common solutions for common functional requirements across the enterprise, while also driving greater efficiency and cost savings within the operating structure. For the full analysis, actionable recommendations for IT leaders, and ERP consolidation best practices, download this complimentary Gartner research report. Reference: Gartner, Inc. “Four Drivers of a Successful ERP Consolidation.” August 9, 2021, Dixie John, Denis Torii Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
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