Funding Your Future Innovation: Optimising ERP

17th October 2017
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In today’s changeable economic environment, more demands are made on your organisation. There is no doubt that your CEO is asking you to do more with less.  As CIO you are challenged not only to optimise costs, but also to deliver transformational digital initiatives like Cloud, Big Data and Mobility solutions to create value in a highly competitive market

According to a recent Gartner survey, on average 89% of IT budgets are spent on ongoing operations and enhancements, while only 11% goes to projects that really move the needle for organisations.

Meanwhile, ERP maintenance costs are most likely one of your largest IT spends, with vendors not committed to further developing your existing platform, instead wanting to move you to the cloud. It seems there is a disconnect between what organisations want to do and what the vendors deliver.

Join us for an open discussion about how you can drive innovation whilst saving operational costs.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Rimini Street

Discussion Topics

  • Cost optimisation as a tool to fund innovation
  • Experiencing Licensing Audits form SAP and Oracle
  • Hybrid IT; what does it mean for your business?

Keynote Speaker

Hendrik Zwart

Hendrik Zwart, Sales Director at Rimini Street

Hendrik Zwart is a 25 year veteran of the IT industry. He started his career working in the SNA-TCP / IP and EDI space, notably with Sterling Commerce and 10 years ago he entered the new field of independent maintenance working with TomorrowNow (an SAP company) and then subsequently with Rimini Street. Hendrik has been helping SAP and Oracle clients make dramatic savings on their operational costs during that time.

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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