GREE Accelerates Business-Driven IT Roadmap by Switching to Rimini Street Support for its SAP Applications
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that GREE, Inc., a leading mobile Internet and media service provider in Japan, has switched to Rimini Street support for its SAP ECC 6.0 system. GREE has been using its SAP system for nearly six years and was satisfied with their current mature ERP environment, however a 2025 planned end of mainstream maintenance date for ECC 6, and high operations and maintenance costs from the vendor became an issue. As a result of making the switch to Rimini Street, GREE now receives premium, ultra-responsive support for its robust SAP applications for a minimum of 15 years from the time the company transitioned to Rimini Street support. GREE also immediately realized savings of 50 percent in annual support fees, and the company has redirected a portion of these savings to the implementation of cloud services and a next-generation security system which were top IT priorities.
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Planning a Business-Driven IT Roadmap with a Strategic Partner
GREE and its group of companies started using SAP in 2013 for accounting and HR. After introducing the new system, they recognized many benefits to expanding their ERP function globally, but over time determined that new updates provided by SAP were not necessary for their business. After meeting with Rimini Street, the company began researching alternative solutions and discovered that using a third-party maintenance provider would allow them to continue using their current applications without spending time, money and resources on updates they didn’t need. Ultimately, when GREE switched to Rimini Street, the company found they had a strategic partner which not only provided a more comprehensive support model and helped them unlock significant savings from their ERP system, but could also help them accelerate their IT roadmap and business strategy. The company applied their ERP maintenance savings to several strategic initiatives, including the implementation of new cloud services as well as a next-generation security system which was essential to enable their mobile internet business.