In response to growing demand for its services, independent enterprise software support provider Rimini Street has opened a new office in Melbourne.
The company has grown its customer base in the region by 109 per cent year over year, and is now supporting 88 global organisations with operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Companies in the region who have switched to Rimini Street support include Betfair, ActewAGL, The New Zealand Refining Company, George Weston Foods, Murrain Murrin Operations, and Viva Energy Australia.
“SAP is a critical system for our company and it will continue to serve our business well for many years,” said Tanya Whiteing, acting CIO, George Weston Foods (GWF). “Engaging Rimini Street has enabled GWF to substantially lower the ongoing cost of ownership for our on-premise SAP applications. This will allow us to pass direct savings to the business as well as to fund new innovation.”
Rimini Street attributes the growing demand to ongoing pressure on IT leaders in Australia and New Zealand to implement digital transformation initiatives as well as maintain ongoing operations.
“This year we’ve seen a spike in client demand not only from commercial entities but also government organisations across Australia and New Zealand,” said Andrew Powell, managing director, Rimini Street APAC and Middle East.
“As the market matures and organisations become increasingly canny about their IT spend, we find that many CIOs are simply not willing to pay high vendor maintenance fees anymore. By switching to Rimini Street support, these businesses can save up to 90 per cent of their total cost of maintenance and reinvest their savings in areas of strategic importance instead of continuing to spend needlessly on ongoing operations.”