Growth is a high priority for the entire C-suite. Finding new ways to grow and compete, from new products or services, to new business models, and improving customer experience, are crucial focus areas. Success requires executives to take a Business-Driven approach, versus letting software vendors influence IT investment priorities. Blindly refreshing ERP systems can result in spending limited IT budgets on costly, risky, and unnecessary projects, often without any clear ROI or business value. Executive teams can often defer ERP upgrades and migrations and instead focus on executing their business plan and following their own Business-Driven IT roadmap to achieve their strategic, operational, and financial objectives.
CEOs and company executives across functions frequently tighten cost controls and look for ways to preserve cash as they simultaneously strive to create more value for shareholders. Analyzing the enterprise’s total software maintenance costs is a good place to start. Rimini Street can help companies immediately save 50% on annual ERP maintenance costs and up to 90% on total software support costs. Rimini Street has helped clients save over $5B to date, helping executives survive challenging times and accelerate growth by directing resources towards digital and strategic initiatives — improving both the top and bottom line.
Executives are recognizing that refreshing ERP systems will not necessarily drive competitive advantage and growth; investing in strategic initiatives typically will. Help mitigate risk and avoid wasting potentially millions of dollars migrating a well-running and stable system to an unproven new ERP platform without a business case or ROI. Partnering with Rimini Street as a support alternative can help executives extend the life and drive more value out of current ERP and Database software releases. All while preserving the flexibility to move to a strategic platform of choice in the future based on a Business-Driven Roadmap, not an ERP vendor-dictated roadmap or a vendor’s enterprise software maintenance timeline.
Many C-suite executives have been pursuing digital transformation programs, but up to 90% of IT budgets are spent keeping existing systems running, leaving little funding for transformation and high-impact cloud programs. Many CEOs want to take advantage of opportunities to enhance competitive advantage and growth now. Switching to Rimini Street ERP support, companies can use savings on maintenance costs and allocate resources toward strategic and digital initiatives to position themselves for innovation and profitable growth — knowing that their key systems, data, and security are in good hands.
Rimini Street solutions replace vendor support and deliver a superior service experience, leveraging a scalable, global support model to drive business results. Executives partnering with Rimini Street have a clear path to significant savings to invest in transformation initiatives, drive competitive advantage and growth.
Avoid a costly ERP refresh that pulls funds and resources from strategic business priorities. Rimini Street’s support services model can keep clients running on their current ERP implementation for a minimum of 15 years to avoid disruption, while preserving the flexibility to move to a strategic platform of choice based on a Business-Driven Roadmap, not vendor-dictated timelines.
Rimini Street only hires experienced support engineers to ensure a superior service experience. All support services are led by Primary Support Engineers (PSEs) with an average of 15 years of experience. Additionally, all clients have access to advisory services as part of their support contracts to enable strategic planning of IT investments and modernization.
Rimini Street empowers executives to implement aggressive, software maintenance cost reductions in ERP support, saving 50% on annual support fees and up to 90% on total enterprise software maintenance costs to redirect into business-critical initiatives and help create greater value for shareholders.
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.
IT organizations are under pressure to begin a costly “rip-and-replace” implementation of S/4HANA. Many SAP customers may defer making an S/4HANA decision after evaluating its early maturity, cost and limited ROI, while others may say “no” to S/4HANA to evaluate other modern cloud applications. Others will place their bets and start the journey of implementing S/4HANA now. Regardless of the path they are considering, Rimini Street helps clients define their SAP strategy before, during and after the potential implementation of S/4HANA. This eBook highlights a few examples of how organizations like yours are optimizing their current and future ERP roadmaps with Rimini Street.
Many SAP customers have concerns these days. There’s a looming mainstream maintenance deadline, the push for S/4HANA migration, and high costs for full support — nearly 22% of annual licensing fees per year in maintenance until 2027, and an additional two percentage points until 2030.1 Meanwhile, SAP seems to be investing more and more in S/4HANA, yet enterprises with high functioning, customized Business Suite and older releases can be hard pressed to justify a migration to a still-maturing platform and unknown future innovation. For many organizations, the business case just isn’t there. Fortunately, SAP licensees can keep the current software release, avoid an expensive upgrade until it makes sense, and drive digital transformation with Rimini Street third-party support. In this eBook you’ll meet 11 SAP customers from a variety of industries who regained control of their IT roadmaps with help from Rimini Street enterprise software solutions. They received responsive, comprehensive service and saved big on support, enabling investment in growth areas such as: expanded manufacturing capacity strategic hiring IT infrastructure migration to the cloud IT service management (ITSM) Stop paying excessive support fees and start funding innovation with the savings. Download the eBook today. 1 https://news.sap.com/2020/02/sap-s4hana-maintenance-2040-clarity-choice-sap-business-suite-7/
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