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Rimini Street partners with santec for major restructure
Fri, 15th Dec 2023

Rimini Street a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products and services, has announced its engagement with Japanese photonics company, santec, delivering strategic guidance and services during a major corporate restructuring. Rimini Consult for SAP will support the division of santec, a leading manufacturer of tunable lasers and optical components based in Japan, into four separate corporations.

santec has been a Rimini Support for SAP client since 2018. The company's significant growth, unveiling new opportunities in the wide-ranging telecommunications sector with the advent of 5G, cloud adoption and the uptake of hybrid work, has motivated its management to move towards greater agility and efficiency, the company said. To streamline its functions, santec has opted for splitting its operations.

The maturation of 5G, increasing cloud adoption, and the rise of hybrid work have driven skyrocketing use of telecommunications services, yielding significant growth for santec.

With SAP software deeply rooted in all areas of the business, executing this strategic decision presented the IT team at santec with the task of reorganising the deployment of its services across the new corporations on a tight timeline. Considering its successful history with Rimini Street and the challenges posed by the reorganisation, santec decided against partnering with SAP for this project, choosing instead to entrust it to Rimini Street as a proven partner.

Shinya Hidaka, Group Manager of the Information Systems Group at santec Holdings Corporation, highlighted the tough nature of such a restructuring, especially in managing the IT systems during such a transition. He commended Rimini Street’s ability to offer comprehensive, software vendor-agnostic solutions tailored to benefit the client while ensuring the project's success at every step of the way. "Not only did the Rimini Street team guide us through the project, they also provided education and training on how to navigate our SAP systems. This level of care is not common in the consulting industry," said Hidaka.

Rimini Consult delivers a suite of professional services globally, with an inclusive range of enterprise software customisation solutions, configuration, implementation, and more. The wide-reaching professional services offered by Rimini Consultarily include cloud and database migrations, integration, security strategy and hardening, technology assessments, bespoke projects, and staff augmentation, among others.

Bill Carslay, General Vice President and General Manager of Professional Services at Rimini Street, said that the company provides top-quality third-party support services for SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce software. According to him, "Working hand in hand with our clients, we are proud to help IT become a growth enabler and profit centre for the business."