The majority of annual IT budgets go toward ongoing operations and enhancements, with a small percentage available for needed modernization and transformation initiatives that can drive competitive advantage and growth. ERP and database maintenance costs are typically a large, recurring line item in the average IT budget. It is time for all CIOs and IT leaders to explore third-party support and managed IT support services as proven alternatives to traditional, costly vendor support in order to maximize investments and ensure funding and resources to achieve business outcomes.
CIOs must focus on both the operational challenges of global business disruption and on prudent IT cost management. Cutting costs quickly but in a thoughtful way is a top priority for IT leaders. Rimini Street independent, third-party support services and comprehensive support solutions can help CIOs immediately save 50% on annual ERP support fees and up to 90% on total support costs. Integrated application management helps remove inefficiencies, streamline processes, and drive better outcomes for clients. Rimini Street has helped SAP and Oracle clients save over $5B to date, enabling them to better focus resources on innovation and strategic initiatives that enhance competitive advantage and fuel growth.
Rimini Street replaces software vendor ERP support for enterprise applications and databases, giving organizations the flexibility to strategically defer costly, risky, and unnecessary upgrades or migrations to a new platform until there’s clear business value and ROI — rather than following vendor-dictated timelines just to maintain full support. Rimini Street guarantees support for clients' current implementations for a minimum of 15 years, including customizations, enabling them to focus on critical business initiatives, not ERP and database updates and upgrades.
CIOs and IT leaders are doubling down on their digital agendas to maximize competitive advantage, from cyber security, to public cloud migrations, infrastructure updates, and AI and machine learning. Rimini Street's unified support services helps free up IT budgets and resources so organizations can focus on critical growth initiatives and digital transformation.
Rimini Street solutions 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
Don’t upgrade simply to stay fully supported. With Rimini Street’s managed application and support services model, clients can avoid spending potentially millions of dollars to migrate a well-running and stable system to unproven new platforms without a business case or ROI. Preserve the flexibility to move to a strategic platform of choice based on a Business-Driven Roadmap, not vendor-dictated timelines.
Rimini Street managed IT support services are led by Primary Support Engineers (PSEs) with an average of 15 years of experience. These experts are on the front line, proactively supporting critical ERP and database software with ultra-responsive support to help minimize disruptions and downtime.
IT leaders can reinvest substantial savings from ERP and managed services support efficiencies into innovative IT initiatives that help create competitive advantage and drive business growth
“There is a massive amount of technology involved, but the most important thing is how it impacts peoples’ lives.
It was refreshing to engage with a company that is really motivated and enthusiastic to go above and beyond to provide the needed support and help solve our problems.”
“[W]ithout the right people, you have nothing. In the end, it’s all about the people you have on your team, and we have a great team.
One of the key components to realizing the vision was identifying a services provider that had a great track record of providing quality support and be willing to help take on the challenge of revitalizing MWRD’s environment. Rimini Street was that partner.”
“As a result of the cost savings that we obtained by partnering with Rimini Street, we are able to invest in innovations that lead to business growth and at the same time ensure we remain competitive in the industry.
I was impressed by how professional and well-organized the onboarding process was. It was executed with care, high-quality of work, and commitment to our success. ”
Rimini Street independent, third-party enterprise software support is different than the support you get from the software vendor. It’s better. It’s more comprehensive, more personal, more responsive.
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.
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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