Third-Party Support2019-07-25T12:27:13+00:00

Third-Party Software Support Defined

Third-party support is a direct replacement of vendor support by a company that is not the original software publisher. In relation to Oracle and SAP, third-party support is always at least half the cost, extends the life of your stable, on-premise system, and typically provides more services through a designated team.

You are already familiar with the concept of third-party support — as a consumer. You may prefer a specialist (third party) to service your car in place of the dealer, and you likely call a third-party when it’s time to repair your washer, dryer, refrigerator, or home computer. They are trustworthy specialists who offer convenience and cost savings.

Third-party software support has existed for more than fifteen years. While it began with specific Oracle applications (JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, and Siebel), third-party support is now available for virtually any Oracle or SAP on-premise enterprise or infrastructure product set – including the newest release versions. Most third-party support vendors have teams of highly experienced engineers from consultancies, integrators, customers or the software vendors themselves.

Included in Our Standard Support:

Break / Fix
General Inquiry
General Inquiry
Security and Vulnerability Management
License compliance

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A Proven Support Replacement

Analysts estimate that thousands of organizations – of all sizes, from all industries, and in locations around the globe – are now on third-party support as a means to restore high-quality service at an affordable price. Some of our customers include:

Why Companies Switch

One primary motive for switching is when an organization is (1) migrating from one on-premise environment to another (e.g., JD Edwards to SAP), or (2) is migrating from an on-premise environment to the cloud (e.g., Siebel CRM to Salesforce).

The third-party support vendor maintains the existing environment until the migration is complete, and the customer receives excellent support and saves at least 50% on maintenance fees that can be redirected to fund the migration or another business initiative.

Third-party support is ideal for organizations that either need short-term cost relief or are in a longer-term state of financial hardship. Third-party support is a smart, safe way to achieve immediate cost savings and positively impact the organization’s financial performance.

Similarly, companies that are owned or partially funded by private equity firms are often mandated to grow quickly and/or dramatically reduce operating costs, and thus have become prime candidates for third-party support.

Today’s fastest growing driver of third-party support is the desire to innovate, often spearheaded by a journey to the cloud. Organizations adopt third-party support to go into “sustain” mode for their on-premise applications while they plan their way forward to the cloud.

These companies are perfectly content with their stable, functional on-premise applications and choose a third-party to maintain performance, security, and interoperability while they redirect the dramatic savings towards hybrid cloud solutions.

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