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Main » 2023 » March » 30 » GE Lighting, a Savant Company, Switches from SAP ChaRM to Rimini Watchâ„¢ for Change Management, Achieves Operational Efficiency and Uses Savi
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GE Lighting, a Savant Company, Switches from SAP ChaRM to Rimini Watchâ„¢ for Change Management, Achieves Operational Efficiency and Uses Savi

LAS VEGAS - Wednesday, 29. March 2023
Market leader in residential lighting products and smart home selects Rimini Street to optimize operations, drive efficiency, bridge IT skills gaps and fund critical projects that improve competitiveness

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software, and a Salesforce and AWS partner, today announced that GE Lighting, a Savant company, a market leader in residential lighting products and smart home, has selected Rimini Watch™ for Change Management, replacing SAP Change Management (ChaRM) after determining a need for more flexibility and value from its change management system.

GE Lighting, a Savant Company, Reduces Redundancy and Increases Efficiency with Rimini Watch™

When evaluating potential solutions, GE Lighting, a Savant company, reviewed four main criteria for its new change management system:

A robust system that supports approval processes

Provides insight to “collisions” with changes

Ability to document and move attachments

Capability to migrate all its change history to the new tool

Rimini Watch for Change Management met these criteria and was selected. Rimini Watch exceeded expectations and provided the desired flexibility and seamlessness, and GE Lighting, a Savant company’s team saw a significant reduction in friction for its internal clients who relied on the change management system for their SAP landscape.

“There was a real partnership in helping our teams work through how it needed to be designed for us, how to get all of our historical documents migrated over, and how we utilize and manage it afterwards. Rimini Street made it easy for our team to make the change from ChaRM to Rimini Watch for Change Management,” said Theresa Szoke, vice president of information technology for Savant Systems, Inc., a global leader in the smart home and smart power spaces that purchased GE Lighting in 2020. “We were able to maintain quality in internal processes and have real cost savings to support our transformation agenda.”

From Tactical to Strategic, Rimini Street Powers GE Lighting, a Savant Company’s Competitive Goals

GE Lighting, a Savant company, is setting its sights to expand its investments into the smart home market, including further expansion of its Cync™ application capabilities. In addition, the budget funds saved with the switch to Rimini Watch are now being reinvested back into projects to accelerate their competitive vision.

The IT team is confidently leaning on Rimini Street to support their technology landscape, and the organization is reallocating their time and focus to high-impact projects.

“Day to day, we can focus more on our strategic direction versus on operational issues and getting deeper into analysis. We refer to our partner, Rimini Street, who is responsive, comes with the right analysis, and guides us through each step of the way. In the past year, we’ve moved 350 plus changes across five different landscapes without incident,” said Sanjay Sethia, senior manager of enterprise applications, GE Lighting, a Savant company. “I see a big advantage for my team, having Rimini Street onboarded with us.”

Explore the full Rimini Street portfolio of ultra-responsive, trusted and proven support, managed services, security, integration, observability, professional services and Rimini ONE™ outsourcing solutions for SAP, Oracle and Salesforce applications to support competitive advantage, profitability and growth.

GE is a trademark of General Electric Company. Used under trademark license.

About GE Lighting, a Savant company

Headquartered at historic NELA Park in East Cleveland, Ohio, GE Lighting, a Savant company’s roots date back nearly 130 years to Thomas Edison and the invention of the world’s first light bulb. Today, as part of Savant Systems, Inc., the company is bringing the future to light by ensuring brighter lives and a more sustainable world through innovation and energy efficiency in lamps, switches, fixtures and so much more. The company is also unleashing the ultimate personalized living experience through a growing suite of Cync™ smart home products that help consumers connect with confidence and experience the comfort, quality and security for which GE-branded products are known. Learn more at gelighting.com.

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a Russell 2000® Company, is a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software and a Salesforce and AWS partner. The Company has operations globally and offers a comprehensive family of unified solutions to run, manage, support, customize, configure, connect, protect, monitor, and optimize enterprise application, database, and technology software, and enables clients to achieve better business outcomes, significantly reduce costs and reallocate resources for innovation. To date, over 5,000 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector, and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted enterprise software solutions provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com, and connect with Rimini Street on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)

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