Are you a Cost Center or Revenue Center?
You’ve heard it before. IT departments get labeled as being “resistant to change” or “just cost centers, not revenue centers.”
Budget restrictions, software incompatibility, government regulation – a myriad of factors have conspired to paint this negative picture of IT departments. When you layer recent trends in inflation (rising at the fastest pace in 40 years) and soaring energy costs (up 34.6% YOY), the job of an IT professional is more challenging than ever1. This stands in stark contrast to what many of us want and love to do like innovate, experiment, iterate, listen, and help turn great ideas into great programs for the company.
Rimini Street gives businesses a modern composable ERP strategy that allows IT departments to take advantage of a more modular functionality approach by selecting a mix of best-fit vendors, products and technologies to achieve their strategic, financial and operational goals. No more restrictions to the architecture, technology, products and capabilities of a single ERP software vendor like SAP or Oracle.
A composable ERP strategy lets IT departments look at new business ideas and think with open minds and flexible options, and innovate around the edges of their stable core ERP.
We help you say “yes” more often.
Yes, you can embrace new technology.
Want to shift infrastructure to the cloud? Improve remote work? Supercharge data and intelligence gathering? Dabble in the metaverse?
Under traditional IT models, new thinking and experimentation have often been slowed down by familiar barriers. How will we find the budget? How will it work with our existing IT investment? How will it get implemented and maintained without dragging down our IT resources?
With a focus on composable ERP, Rimini Street flips the model on its head, allowing IT departments to adopt a plug-and-play model, where companies can innovate quickly in response to market conditions and technology trends.
Composable ERP is a plug-and-play model, where companies choose easily integrated ERP elements to deliver better user experiences more quickly in response to evolving market conditions.
“My job is to innovate, not reinvent.”
-Erik Looi, CIO, Alliance Contract Manufacturing
Yes, you can innovate on top of your existing system.
A key advantage of composable ERP is that organizations can get the capabilities they need “without having to upgrade the entire supertanker.2 Legacy functions such as accounting, payroll, and order management are instead surrounded by movable enterprise business capabilities (EBCs) that are based on emerging technologies, and that’s what we call innovating around the edges.
“This strategy delivers a core of composable applications and, as a service, software platforms that are highly configurable, interoperable and flexible to adapt to future modern technology.” -Gartner, The Collective Governance for Composable ERP Deployment, Duy Nguyen, Tim Faith, 30 September 2021.
“Our partnership with Rimini Street frees up financial and IT resources so we can focus on other innovation initiatives.”
-Valdemar Castilho, IT Operations Manager, Iguatemi
Yes, you can have an IT roadmap that changes every day.
Fundamental to the Rimini Street composable ERP approach is a business-first strategy to technology migration and adoption. So rather than handing over a boilerplate vendor-driven roadmap, our process begins by understanding the business priorities first, and then designing a roadmap to fit.
If you have a complex environment, it can be hard to stay on a business-driven roadmap because you’re locked into your vendor’s roadmap. Composable ERP is a more intelligent business process platform. You can very quickly add best-of-breed solutions around the system you already have. It’s all about flexibility and agility.
Yes, you can implement deep technology services with non-developers.
Another barrier to technology innovation is skilled IT resources. For many companies, there are simply not enough developer resources to implement and deploy across the organization.
But capabilities that are based on emerging technologies can be assembled by users and in-house developers using low-code development methods that favor graphical interfaces over long strings of code. In other words, you don’t have to be an expert at writing code to be able to plug an application into your ERP system.
“Our applications, middleware, and the majority of our databases are Oracle-based. Our goal is to develop our relationship with Oracle to align better with our long-term strategy. The shift to Rimini Street rebalanced our relationship and put us back in the driver’s seat of our strategy, which is focused on the adoption of best-of-breed SaaS solutions, resulting in the reshaping of our dependency on Oracle infrastructure.”
Associate Director, Solution Design and Delivery, Leading Australian University
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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