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Surprising Facts About Oracle Support Programs and Why You Should Care
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Surprising Facts About Oracle Support Programs and Why You Should Care

Every year, you’re probably paying approximately 22% of your annual licensing fee for Oracle support services, but how do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? It’s normal to expect that the people who manufacture a product will offer the best support. However, if you knew the facts about ERP software support services, you’d know that in this case that’s not a valid assumption. Independent, third-party support actually provides more comprehensive coverage than Oracle does. Oracle premier support … Oracle premium support … Extended, Sustaining, De-support, End-of-Life, and Market Driven support—what do all these terms even mean and why should you care? How does third-party support compare? For many companies, 22% of licensing fees is a multi-million-dollar annual decision. Watch this webinar and find out what you do and don’t get with each level of Oracle support, along with important transition dates. Get all the facts about Oracle and find out how to make the best decisions for your company when choosing where to invest your support budget. You might be surprised by what you learn.

Is Oracle’s Support Rewards Program Right for You?
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Is Oracle’s Support Rewards Program Right for You?

Oracle has announced a new Support Rewards Program to help its customers save money. In fact, this much-hyped rewards program won’t likely help anyone spend less on Oracle support, but simply locks you into Oracle cloud and increases your annual support spend. According to Oracle*: “For every dollar spent on OCI, you’ll earn 25 cents in Oracle Support Rewards. And if you’re an Unlimited License Agreement customer, you’ll earn 33 cents for every dollar spent.” (*Source: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/rewards/) Find out more. Join a panel of experts from Palisade Compliance and Rimini Street for a lively webinar discussion, and get answers to your questions about the Oracle Support Rewards Program, including: What are the pros and cons? Who benefits? What’s not included? Will it reduce your dollar-spend with Oracle? Register now and get all the facts. Want to actually lower your Oracle costs? Contact the independent, third-party experts at support for Oracle at Rimini Street.

How to Pay for It? IT Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation
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How to Pay for It? IT Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is helping organizations across the retail industry achieve a competitive advantage, but the number-one question CIOs ask is, “How are we going to pay for this?” Upwards of 90% of the typical company’s IT budget is consumed by ongoing operations and enhancements, leaving just 10% for strategic innovation. Now, in an information-packed webinar from Rimini Street, hear how retail industry technology leaders are developing new strategies to reallocate capital and resources to drive digital growth in their organizations, while significantly improving security controls and meeting audit standards. These leading retail companies have looked closely at cost and budget tradeoffs to discover new ways to reduce operational drag. In this informative webinar, you will learn how retail companies have improved IT service delivery and streamlined IT governance, while driving more self-funding projects. You’ll find out where companies are spending most, and how they’re unlocking budget to fund digital transformation to achieve a competitive edge by developing effective strategies for reallocating capital and IT resources. “How to Pay for It? IT Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation” is presented by the independent, third-party ERP support experts at Rimini Street. Senior Director of Product Marketing Anne Plese demonstrates how hundreds of enterprise companies are saving up to 90% in total support costs, money that can be used to fund strategic innovation instead of supporting ERP software vendors.

How to Fund your Digital Transformation Goals & Initiatives
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How to Fund your Digital Transformation Goals & Initiatives

Digital transformation can deliver a sustainable competitive edge for organizations across industries. CIOs are typically responsible for figuring out how to cover the cost of digital transformation, with ongoing operations and enhancements consuming 80%–90% of the typical IT budget. Every day we hear how technology leaders are creating strategies for reallocating capital and resources to achieve digital transformation goals, all while improving security controls and meeting audit standards. Digital transformation goals and initiatives that move the needle for your business are essential in good times and bad. One Gartner report event says that, “The enterprise’s path to the future runs through IT, and boards and CEOs know it.” * However, there’s often resistance to fully funding IT despite its considerable potential benefits. The good news is that budget and resources are well within reach for Oracle and SAP licensees. In this webinar, you’ll hear about a number of powerful strategies on how to find the budget you need to fund your digital transformation initiatives, including: Slashing Oracle and SAP maintenance costs Reducing licensing fees in many cases Reallocating funds and resources to strategic business initiatives aimed at competitive advantage and growth. *The 2021 CIO Agenda: Seize This Opportunity for Digital Business Acceleration

Are you a Keeper or a Replacer? Making ERP Strategy Roadmap Decisions that are Right for your Customers
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Are you a Keeper or a Replacer? Making ERP Strategy Roadmap Decisions that are Right for your Customers

Software decision makers need to drive innovation to deliver increased revenue and improved customer experiences. Unfortunately, an expensive and risky ERP migration can sidetrack these goals. Join Principal Analyst Duncan Jones from Forrester Research to learn how to create an ERP roadmap that delivers a higher level of service and experience for your customers. He’ll compare key criteria and scenarios for keeping versus replacing your current stable ERP system, and how you can drive increased competitive advantage through a customer-centric ERP roadmap. Sign up for your free webinar today and discover the criteria successful companies are using to decide whether to upgrade their ERP systems. You’ll learn which ones make good business sense for you and which ones mainly benefit your ERP vendor.

Customer Fireside Chat: Top Three Ways to Improve SAP Service Support through AMS
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Customer Fireside Chat: Top Three Ways to Improve SAP Service Support through AMS

Companies are changing how they run critical SAP systems – taking advantage of new delivery models that improve relationships with business users. With integrated support and application management services – you can scale to meet critical project milestones accelerating digital initiatives. In this one-hour fireside chat featuring guest speaker Pascal Buchner, ITS Director & CIO, The International Air Transport Association (IATA), you’ll learn how companies are modernising how they manage their SAP systems with preventative maintenance to reduce manual processes and keep software from breaking. We will explore how Rimini Street’s flexible, consultative Application Managed Services approach has enabled IATA to reduce overall open incident volumes, while improving cash flow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Questions we will ask include: How has your IT mission and priorities changed over the last 12 months? Where are your immediate savings opportunities for IT Today? How are you freeing up funds to focus on customer and business needs? What were the main reasons for considering third-party support services? Matthew Holmes, Director, Global Application Management Services at Rimini Street will also share new insight on getting more out of your SAP software while reducing project backlogs and simplifying IT service delivery.

Surprising Facts About Oracle Support Programs and Why You Should Care
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Surprising Facts About Oracle Support Programs and Why You Should Care

Every year, you’re probably paying approximately 22% of your annual licensing fee for Oracle support services, but how do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? It’s normal to expect that the people who manufacture a product will offer the best support. However, if you knew the facts about ERP software support services, you’d know that in this case that’s not a valid assumption. Independent, third-party support actually provides more comprehensive coverage than Oracle does. Oracle premier support … Oracle premium support … Extended, Sustaining, De-support, End-of-Life, and Market Driven support—what do all these terms even mean and why should you care? How does third-party support compare? For many companies, 22% of licensing fees is a multi-million-dollar annual decision. Watch this webinar and find out what you do and don’t get with each level of Oracle support, along with important transition dates. Get all the facts about Oracle and find out how to make the best decisions for your company when choosing where to invest your support budget. You might be surprised by what you learn.

Drive Innovation for SAP with Expert Support
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Drive Innovation for SAP with Expert Support

Now you can drive innovation for SAP by optimizing your current roadmap strategy. Find out how, in an informative thought leadership panel on SAP support services, featuring Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang, T-Mobile’s Senior Director of Product and Technology Erik LaValle, and Rimini Street SAP Support Services Leader Jennifer Perry. If you’re like most companies, your budgets are already stretched to the limit. Meanwhile, CIOs and IT leaders are under unrelenting pressure to drive innovation for SAP and manage the high cost of SAP support services. Not surprisingly, SAP seemingly wants you to follow its roadmap, timeline, and SAP strategy regardless of the impact on your company’s innovation. In this engaging panel discussion, you’ll hear Ray’s views on the state of SAP support services today and the growing challenges facing IT leaders. Plus, Eric will discuss T-Mobile’s practical approach to achieving critical innovations, flexible solutions, and superior customer experiences by leveraging Rimini Street support services for SAP.

Navigating the Future of SAP: Webinar and IDG Survey Results
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Navigating the Future of SAP: Webinar and IDG Survey Results

SAP licensees had a challenging 2020 with the global pandemic. They now face a looming deadline for the planned end of mainstream maintenance for SAP ECC 6.0 and a decision to make on migrating to S/4HANA. Technology leader IDG recently surveyed SAP licensees to better understand their current challenges and future plans for SAP technology. Topics included SAP innovation, maximizing ERP investment, and third-party support. IDG’s Tom Schmidt, Digital Content Director, speaks with Rimini Street’s Hari Candadai, GVP, Thought Leadership and Strategy, about the top 5 findings from the survey report in this “Navigating the Future of SAP” webinar. View it on demand now.

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