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Rimini Street Launches Cloud Services

COLLABORATE 14 Conference Rimini Street, Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise software support for SAP AG’s (NYSE: SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion and Oracle Retail software, today announced that it has launched Rimini Street Cloud Services, a new service designed to help Oracle and SAP licensees integrate Cloud applications into their IT landscape. The Company also announced today the availability of the first two Cloud Support Packages for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY) products.

Rimini Street Supports the Transformation to a Hybrid IT Landscape

Rimini Street believes successful IT landscapes will transform from large, integrated single-vendor product suites to a hybrid IT landscape of core transaction “systems of record” integrated with best-of-breed software applications, and will include a combination of on-premise and Cloud application delivery models. With the launch of Cloud Services, Rimini Street expands its support offering to help clients more rapidly and cost-effectively integrate Cloud solutions into their IT landscape, while providing comprehensive support for their mission-critical Oracle and SAP core transaction systems.

For example, a client may wish to implement Salesforce.com as a front-end to a large, highly-customized Siebel CRM system that forms the core of a global CRM infrastructure, or replace part of its Siebel deployment with Salesforce.com in certain divisions or business units. Another example may be a client who wants to move to Workday Human Resources, while continuing to use their fully-featured and stable PeopleSoft Financials and SAP Supply Chain and Manufacturing applications. In both scenarios, Rimini Street would provide support for any Oracle and SAP applications being migrated to the Cloud applications through the transition, and would then continue with support for the remaining on-premise components.

Due to their maintenance policies, Oracle and SAP leave licensees who are moving to hybrid IT environments in the difficult and complex position of potentially having to pay expensive maintenance for products no longer being used. Rimini Street can help licensees save significant IT dollars by cutting Oracle and SAP annual maintenance fees by 50 percent and helping them navigate around these vendor support policy complexities and related costs.

Rimini Street Cloud Services

Rimini Street Cloud Services is a packaged service offering designed to help Oracle and SAP licensees transform their current on-premise, single-vendor IT model into a hybrid IT landscape with the successful integration of Cloud software components.

Rimini Street Cloud Services include:

  • Oracle and SAP Application Support – Full support for the Oracle or SAP applications being migrated to a Salesforce.com or Workday application up through the go-live transition date. Rimini Street will also offer support for core Oracle and SAP applications continuing in operation as part of core transaction systems of record.
  • Migration and Integration Planning Assistance – Assist the project team with data and operations migration planning for any applications being migrated from Oracle or SAP to Salesforce.com or Workday applications, as well as data and process integration with Oracle or SAP applications.
  • Legacy System Reporting – Support on any Oracle or SAP products that have been migrated to a Salesforce.com or Workday application, allowing the de-commissioned system to remain live and available for reporting and data look-up purposes for as long as an organization needs such data access.

Rimini Street Cloud Services offers the following benefits:

  • Use savings from switch to Rimini Street support to fund new Cloud implementation projects
  • Gain competitive advantage by deploying innovative, best-of-breed Cloud solutions
  • Increase flexibility in how and when Cloud solutions are adopted without the limitations and high costs associated with software vendor support policies
  • Stabilize the core hybrid IT environment by continuing to run and leverage stable ERP on-premise components for at least 15 years after switching to Rimini Street, and avoiding forced upgrades

“As the IT landscape transforms to a hybrid model, Oracle and SAP licensees are looking for cost-effective enterprise software support models that work in this new paradigm and will let them integrate and take advantage of Cloud application benefits while continuing to run and leverage their long-term investments in core, mission-critical Oracle and SAP applications,” said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. “Rimini Street has already supported client integrations of Salesforce.com and Workday into their IT landscapes, and we are looking forward to helping many more organizations quickly and cost-effectively execute on their Cloud strategies.”

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street is the leading independent provider of enterprise software support services. The company is redefining enterprise support services with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save up to 90 percent on total support costs over a decade, including saving 50 percent on their annual support fees. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least 15 years after switching to Rimini Street. Hundreds of clients, including global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from across a broad range of industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit www.riministreet.com or call within the USA 888-870-9692 or internationally +1 702-839-9671.

Rimini Street and the Rimini Street logo are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.

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