Both Metalurgica Fallgatter and Continental Parafusos leveraged the savings – realized by switching from vendor support to Rimini Street support – to fund their business transformations.
The decision to move to third-party support was spearheaded by the companies’ respective Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and resulted in improvement in productivity and business operations.
Digital innovation with Rimini Street
Today’s CFOs are taking powerful and innovative approaches to optimize budget spend and transform the way they view digital IT assets. By redefining vendor relationships and freeing up new, elastic forms of working capital, CFOs aim to help the business increase top-line growth, reduce bottom-line costs, or both.
The CFOs at Metalurgica Fallgatter (Fallgatter) and Continental Parafusos (Continental) led the charge to identify ways for their respective companies to reduce their SAP application maintenance spend.
Both organizations zeroed in on third-party support as the alternative solution and by selecting Rimini Street, they liberated significant maintenance and support savings that they were able to divert to business transformation initiatives.
Fallgatter, a metalworking parts and equipment company based in Cachoeirinha, Brazil, became a customer of Rimini Street in 2017.
Responding to Brazil’s economic crisis and looking for additional ways to optimize spend across the organizations, the company’s CFO Cristiane Holl led the charge to revamp their IT budget and find ways to reduce their software maintenance spend, which was one of the single biggest costs. After due diligence, the company selected Rimini Street to become their SAP applications support provider.
With the cost savings and better IT resource management afforded by the move to Rimini Street, Fallgatter was able to invest in more modern CRM systems, better tax management solutions and new business applications for HR and production.