University of Auckland takes path to ERP shift via Rimini

The University of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest higher-learning institute, has expanded its use of Rimini Street’s portfolio of services to include Rimini Support for Oracle software, Rimini Manage and Rimini Protect.

UOA joins the more than 100 clients already leveraging Rimini ONE, the end-to-end, unified and integrated solution for enterprise applications, databases and technology software. 

This strategic decision has allowed the university to dedicate its IT team’s focus towards its upcoming ERP migration, a transformational project expected to take 10 years for completion across multiple phases, and greatly enhance the end user experience and capabilities for its growing number of students and staff. 

While University of Auckland’s core Oracle application was being expertly supported by Rimini Street, the complexity the university encountered of managing competing applications with a very limited number of IT staff, coupled with a shrinking pool of skilled engineers familiar with their current ERP investments, became the catalyst for the decision to review its technology roadmap strategy. 

Based on a cost and resource needs analysis, the university decided against upgrading its Oracle applications as the ROI was insufficient. Instead, the university elected to migrate to a next-generation, composable ERP platform. 

“The value of Rimini ONE isn’t just about enabling the move to a new system, but to build out a roadmap that is proactive and designed to last,” said Jo Batchelor, head of product engineering at UOA. 

Based on Rimini Street’s analysis and Smart Path recommendations, the university performed an internal audit of its ERP platforms, learning the scope and amount of data in their HR and finance systems that they would need to protect. 

“There is a huge amount of data in our HR, finance and campus solutions that we need to make sure is absolutely safe and secure,” said Batchelor. “The extra layer of security that Rimini Protect provides us is a solution we cannot afford to be without.”