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Funding Your Future Innovation: Optimising ERP

17th May 2017, London

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Venue Searcys at the Gherkin


In today’s changeable economic environment more and more is expected from your organisation. There is no doubt that your CEO is asking you to do more with less, as this sort of cost optimisation is becoming normal. As CIO and leader of your IT department, you are now challenged not only to optimise costs, but to also deliver transformational digital initiatives like Cloud, Big Data and Mobile.

According to the Gartner CIO Leadership survey 2016, on average 89% of IT budgets are taken up by ongoing operations and only 11% is left for innovative projects. When thinking about cost optimisation, that means the target area for cost reduction is the large majority of budget consumed by the day to day operations.

One of the largest single drains on your IT budget may very well be your ERP system. It’s not only the annual maintenance fees you’re paying, but you probably have in house resources to help manage it, as well as external resources and one off projects. All of which are costing you money. Rimini Street provides premium independent support and maintenance for Oracle and SAP applications at 50% of the price of the vendor.

Join us for an open discussion over dinner where we’ll talk about how you can achieve the impossible by saving money and revolutionise your IT environment.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 7:05 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies & Guest Speaker
7:05 – 8:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
8:15 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up, closing remarks from Rimini Street & Networking

Discussion Topics

  • Cost optimisation as a tool to fund innovation
  • Cloud strategies for enterprise applications: Future roadmaps
  • Hybrid IT; what does it mean for your business?

Keynote Speaker


Bruce Gribbon, Account Director, UK & Ireland, Rimini Street Ltd

Bruce has over 30 years’ experience in the ERP world, both as a customer and a vendor.

After cutting his teeth at a local authority Bruce moved to an international packaging group where he project managed the implementation of a new ERP system at several of the European plants. He then “crossed over” to a leading ERP vendor initially project managing some of the more challenging implementations before moving into a sales role responsible for new business and the UK partners. Now with Rimini Street Bruce is keen to help companies maximise the value of their ERP investment.

About Rimini Street

Rimini Street is the leading independent provider of premium enterprise software support services. Our award-winning support program allows Oracle and SAP licensees to save 50 percent in annual support fees and save up to 90 percent in total support costs over a decade. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least ten years.

Rimini Street’s support program features premium services that are not part of standard vendor support. These include a dedicated Primary Support Engineer for each account; guaranteed 30-minute response time; and support for customisations, interoperability and performance tuning.

Over 1,300 global clients, Fortune 500, midmarket and public sector organisations from virtually all industries depend on Rimini Street as their trusted independent provider of enterprise software support. With the cost savings from Rimini Street support, organisations can apply more of their IT budgets to strategic business initiatives.

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