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 support services 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 nearly $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
“The Rimini Street team helped show us a path to freeing up capital so we could enhance our existing platform’s functionality and performance instead of executing costly and large-scale upgrades. When I delivered the recommendation to our senior leadership team, and, more importantly, to the owners of the company, they were very appreciative of the savings we were able to produce from this move.”Rick Jankura Chief Financial Officer
“One of our goals was to become more flexible in our PeopleSoft applications upgrade strategy to be able to decide when and how we upgrade these tools. By archiving the PeopleSoft updates we were already entitled to, we were able to complete an upgrade while on independent support — and do it on our own timeline. If we want to upgrade in the future, that’s a choice we can make without outside pressure.”Steve Jacobs IT Director
“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.”
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.
Users of enterprise applications and databases have seen the amount they spend on yearly maintenance costs rise and the value gained from the original vendor support model fall. For these reasons, a steadily growing number of SAP customers is moving from SAP software support to third-party support. This in-depth ROI analysis of 70 Rimini Street clients can help organizations understand the business case for switching. Nucleus Research, an independent analyst firm, has validated our findings that confirm the significant savings SAP licensees can experience in the following areas: Annual support costs: Break/fix support and tax, legal and regulatory updates Upgrade costs: The cost of forced upgrades just to stay supported when vendor support windows end Customization support costs: The cost of supporting customizations that break, which is not covered as part of the standard vendor support model Self-support costs: The cost of additional resources and headcount required to deal with the extra burden and inefficiency of vendor support, including regression testing and analysis of hundreds of fixes, issue justification and self-service support
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