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,
Retail software, today announced that it has been named “IT Vendor
of the Year” by long-standing client Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAST) for a second time. The award recognizes Rimini Street’s
outstanding support of Hasting Entertainment’s PeopleSoft applications,
including premium-level service, ultra-responsive resolution of support
issues, support for customizations and timely and accurate delivery of
high-quality tax and regulatory updates.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment is a leading multimedia
entertainment superstore retailer currently operating more than 120
superstores throughout the U.S. The company switched to Rimini Street
for support of their PeopleSoft applications in 2007 and realized many
added benefits beyond the annual maintenance cost savings. These include
an assigned Primary Support Engineer (PSE) available 24x7x365, support
for customizations at no additional cost, avoiding costly and
unnecessary forced upgrades for the sake of staying supported and
guaranteed support for a minimum of 15 years for existing releases
without required upgrades.
Part of Hastings Entertainment’s standard support program with Rimini
Street includes support for U.S. payroll through Rimini Street’s ISO
9001:2008-certified tax, legal and regulatory service that keeps
organizations in legal and financial compliance.
"Since switching to Rimini Street support several years ago, we have
enjoyed a much higher level of support and responsiveness for our
PeopleSoft applications compared to the vendor,” said Bryan Lee,
Hastings Entertainment Senior Director of IT Applications. “We recognize
the important role Rimini Street has played in supporting our IT needs
over the years and we are pleased to be able to present them with this
“Rimini Street is honored and grateful once again to be recognized by
Hastings Entertainment for providing outstanding software support,” said Seth
Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. “This award is a reflection of the great
partnership we have formed with our friends at Hastings Entertainment
and our mutual dedication and focus to achieving their IT service
objectives and financial goals. With more than 850 signed clients to
date, including 91 of the Fortune 500 and 16 of the Fortune Global 100,
Rimini Street is committed to delivering innovative support services and
exceptional value to help our clients succeed.”
About Hastings Entertainment
Founded in 1968, Hastings' is a leading multimedia entertainment
retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video
games and CDs, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the
rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently
operate 126 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet,
primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also
operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo,
Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.
Hastings also operates www.goHastings.com,
an e-commerce Internet web site that makes available to its customers
new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and
toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The
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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.
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