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Rimini Street Expands and Officially Launches Technology Support Services
Associated Press
2014-04-10 03:01 AM

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 9, 2014--COLLABORATE 14 Conference ?V 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 the expansion and official launch of Rimini Street Technology Support Services ("TSS"). The TSS team was formed in 2011 to harness Rimini Street's years of experience supporting hundreds of complex global enterprise software environments and deploy a range of advanced and innovative strategies, processes and tools that allow clients to extend the supported life of their enterprise software releases while further reducing the total cost of ownership.

Today, Rimini Street announced the global expansion and official launch of TSS and two new tools ?V the Rimini Street COBOL Compiler R for PeopleSoft products, a no-cost compiler for Rimini Street clients, and the Rimini Street Smart Proxy Server R, an innovative solution for resolving compatibility issues with future and varied Internet browser landscapes (see separate press releases on the launch of each tool). The success and capabilities of the TSS organization has enabled Rimini Street to extend the minimum guaranteed life span for every release of Oracle and SAP enterprise software under support contract with Rimini Street to 15 years from a client's switch to Rimini Street, with no required upgrades or migrations.

Technology Support Services Extends the Life Span of Oracle and SAP Releases

Software vendors provide a short number of years in which full support with tax, legal and regulatory updates is available for a particular release of their software and drive mandatory upgrades. Consequently, software vendors have no strategic focus on maximizing the life span of each release. Rimini Street, on the other hand, is exclusively focused on maximizing the life span and ROI for existing client software releases. Rimini Street now guarantees clients a minimum of 15 years of full support on any enterprise software release in use when they switch to Rimini Street support, with no required upgrades or migrations. Rimini Street also will extend the 15-year minimum support guarantee to any newer release(s) the client "stores on the shelf" for a potential future upgrade, if an upgrade is ever desired.

Technology Support Services Provides Extensive Range of Client Services

Rimini Street has made and continues to make significant investments in the development and delivery of innovative Technology Support Services that clients can leverage to reduce total cost of ownership and ensure their core ERP enterprise software releases remain stable, reliable and compliant long-term platforms for a minimum of 15 years after switching to Rimini Street.

TSS helps Rimini Street clients "future-proof" their enterprise software releases from challenges caused by ever-changing infrastructure and IT landscape components, and proactively positions clients to adopt innovative new technologies integrated with their stable core ERP platforms. TSS also provides strategic advisory services and proof of concept solutions across the entire software development life cycle and the total technical stack.

Rimini Street Technology Support Services has successfully helped many clients over the years solve complex technology challenges?- including solving compatibility, migration,?security and integration?challenges across operating systems, databases, middleware, compilers, browsers, API's and integrated Cloud components in hybrid on-premise/Cloud landscapes.

Rimini Street clients enjoy the best of both worlds, the peace of mind of a cost-effective, stable business system platform and the ability to use Rimini Street savings to fund and deploy newer technologies such as mobile, big data, analytics, social and Cloud components in a hybrid on-premise and Cloud landscape.

"Rimini Street's expansion and official launch of Technology Support Services represents a fundamental change in the delivery of enterprise software support services," said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. "Our hundreds of clients around the world operate complex, dynamic landscapes and require that their current, stable enterprise software integrates with their business and technology strategies, yet they also want to achieve significant ROI and operating cost savings from their existing software investments over longer periods of time. Rimini Street is leading the enterprise software support industry with innovative solutions that help our clients successfully achieve all of these objectives."

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 c 2014. All rights reserved.

CONTACT: Rimini Street, Inc.

Alma Park, +1 323-229-7282

apark@riministreet.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA NEVADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

SOURCE: Rimini Street, Inc.

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