The travel/transport industry is frozen right now
The aviation sector alone looks set to lose $250billion in revenue according to latest reports, as a result of the travel ban, flights being cancelled, and planes grounded. Organisations such as FlyBe, BA, and Virgin Atlantic are faced with the difficult decision of reducing employee numbers, just to stay afloat.
But the freeze isn’t just impacting the travel and transport companies themselves, it also affects other organisations connected to the travel sector: manufacturers, suppliers, insurers, etc.
Put simply, organisations everywhere are struggling to maintain service during the pandemic, and the universal, underlying need is to cut costs, but in ways which don’t damage the business or staff.
Cost savings are essential: Cut your largest IT bill in half
When looking to make savings; you may cancel upcoming projects, downsize operations, or even try to negotiate with your suppliers. One area many organisations don’t think to examine is the cost of ERP and database software maintenance.
But while these elements are an absolute necessity and cannot be turned off or binned to make savings, one area where you are spending unnecessarily is on supporting these products.
ERP vendors likes Oracle and SAP will continue to charge 22% of your licensing fees each year to pay for support and maintenance; which usually takes up a significant amount of IT department expenses while showing very little ROI – so why do you keep paying so much for so little?
To most, paying Oracle and SAP for support may be considered an “unavoidable” cost. They must keep their ERP systems protected and secure even if they haven’t raised a support ticket in years and if they have they’ve found the service poor. Many think that Oracle/SAP’s support is a necessary evil to protect the company and that they have no viable alternative.
That, however, is where we come in. Recognised by Gartner, Support Revolution can replace Oracle/SAP support for databases and ERP software/applications – cutting your annual bill in half. We simply replace the vendor in the support cycle.
How Arriva saved millions with third-party support
We are experienced in helping organisations in the travel and transport industry. Arriva, a multinational public transport company, were locked into an Oracle-managed Cloud contract, at a time when they were looking to save money and move their systems to SAP.
Arriva came to us because, in their words, “we offered more than they knew they needed.” So, to help them save money and take back control of their IT roadmap, we:
- Transitioned them away from Oracle support, saving 68% on their annual costs
- Switched them to the AWS Cloud, giving them freedom to up/downscale their operations as needed
- Gave them back the flexibility they wanted to ignore Oracle’s upgrade demands
All this, and without a drop in service and support quality:
Support Revolution has been able to provide a tailor-made service to suit our needs. Our previous supplier could not do that. In addition, Support Revolution is very responsive, and we have regular service reviews. We are happy with our decision to move our service to Support Revolution and would recommend it.Alan Sherwen. Director of IT Services, Arriva Plc
With Support Revolution, Arriva were able to escape Oracle’s restrictive contracts and make huge savings. They’ve successfully reinvested in their own future.
Cut unnecessary costs now!
It can be all too easy to make budget cuts, not just in IT but company-wide, which can fundamentally damage an organisation. Sudden losses can affect your ability to operate and innovate, both in the short and long term.
We don’t want organisations to make difficult decisions that may be regretted later on – especially when there are simpler, faster and less risky ways of cutting costs.
With Support Revolution, we can unlock savings for you in a short amount of time, all while improving your current level of support quality. We consider this to be one of the best kept secrets in IT, and we’re happy and proud to be able to offer organisations a chance to make savings, without making compromises.
Arriva is just one of many organisations already doing so. Don’t delay any longer; click below and see just how much you can save.