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Plant growing in lightbulb [shutterstock: 326103452]

ERP support: A Bigger Budget for Growth and Innovation

For most companies, ERP provides the backbone for all their business activities. To enable continuous, productive work, the ERP components must be kept up to date, and errors and problems must be quickly and effectively resolved.

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Support: Unwavering loyalty [shutterstock: 436418167, anatoliy_gleb]

Support: Unwavering Loyalty

In the 2014 business year, SAP earned more than half their worldwide revenue from maintenance and support services. However, according to Forrester Research, the Walldorf company only gave one per cent of this back to their customers in the form of innovations to existing systems.

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Computer maintenance: Metallic wrench over a computer keyboard toned in blue [shutterstock: 233716384, Kamira]

Maintenance: Innovation and Added Value

Pressure to innovate in IT departments has never been greater than today. Megatrends such as cloud computing and mobility have created user expectations that must be fulfilled. If IT specialists do not want to get left behind, the necessary funds will have to be sourced from somewhere.

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Business people difficult career in a mechanism system [shutterstock: 241065253, alphaspirit]

Never Change A Running System

Most existing customers are still reeling from the shock of the SAP maintenance fee increase. The five percentage point increase from 17 per cent to 22 per cent meant a price hike of nearly 30 per cent!

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Six Public Clocks by Konstantin Grcic [Rimini Street Cover Story E-3 Magazine April 2015]

E-3 Cover Story Apr 2015: Time for Change by Rimini Street

With its innovative and dynamic approach, SAP is well on the way to becoming a monolithic in-memory computing vendor. From 2025, SAP will only support Intel x86, Linux, Hana and Simplicity – not enough choice for many existing SAP customers. This is where Rimini Street comes in, offering a very strong alternative for service and support.

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Supporting pillars for Cloud use [shutterstock: 303809474, Brandon Bourdages]

Supporting pillars for Cloud use [shutterstock: 303809474, Brandon Bourdages]

Supporting Pillars for Cloud Use

Suse Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the leading and the established Linux-operating ­system platform used in mission-critical SAP operations. Both for classic system environments and also for Hana. Suse SLES with its function packages and Suse Cloud, the OpenStack-based solution for administration and orchestration, act as perfect supporting pillars for deriving real benefits from SAP Cloud use.

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