Leading agribusiness Elders says it has dramatically reduced the total cost of maintenance and support fees for its SAP applications by choosing Rimini Street for support and maintenance of its SAP software.
With the move to the Rimini Street platform Elders is expecting to run its ERP system for a minimum of 15 years, without being forced to upgrade their current SAP application.
Elders also alerted that it now has the budgetary wiggle room to re-invest in IT, and can begin to look at making customer experience upgrades through its branch network of rural based supply stores.
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products.
The Elders deal continues a run of recent wins for Rimini Street with Downies and Airservices Australia recently signing with Rimini Street for SAP support, and the company established a Whole-Of-Government volume sourcing agreement for SAP and Oracle Support.
Responsive support with 24/7
Quality and reliable software is imperative for Elders as it monitors sales of its agriculture products and services, livestock, real estate, insurance and other advisory services to the agriculture industry in Australia.
The focus for Elders is to help its rural based and farming customers become more successful in their agriculture businesses.
Elders began the search for a third-party support provider to improve its application support service levels for its 250-plus branches nationwide.
They chose Rimini Street as their support provider based on the Company’s reputation for ultra-responsive support, and to ensure their SAP applications are running smoothly.
“On average, we have about 400 staff using the SAP software at any one time each and every day, so response time is critical to our operations,” said Peveni Rajapakse, Head of IT at Elders.
“In the short period since we made the switch, the communication with Rimini Street’s engineers, support team and account managers has been great, and we are seeing excellent response times when tickets are raised.
“And with the additional capacity to re-invest in IT, we can begin to look at new and interesting ways to further enhance our customer experience.”
Deliver greater business value
With the additional capacity to re-invest in IT, Elders plans to further enhance the end user experience with digital innovation, including setting up digital support channels for their large workforce which will free up considerable time and resources for their staff.
As with all Rimini Street clients, Elders has an assigned Primary Support Engineer (PSE) who is backed by a team of technical engineers, available 24/7/365, who have an average of 15 years’ experience in the clients’ software.
Clients also receive Rimini Street’s industry-leading service level agreement of 10-minute response times for critical (P1) issues, and 15-minute response times for P2 cases.
“Innovation is how organisations get and stay ahead, yet without the ability to invest in innovative toolsets and practices, the best that organizations can do is tread water,” said Emmanuelle Hose, regional general manager, Australia and New Zealand, Rimini Street.
“Elders is one organization that is driving its business forward by choosing a true partner for their ERP support needs that helps them free up precious resource to focus on more strategic initiatives within their business.” See more about Rimini Street, Inc.