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Grupo Positivo Switches to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle Applications


One of Brazil's largest educational organizations will leverage
savings to invest in upgrading its IT environment, including AI and
facial recognition software

Street, Inc.
(NASDAQ:RMNI), a global provider of enterprise
software products and services, and the leading third-party support
provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that
Grupo Positivo, a Brazilian holding company for education, technology,
printing and publishing, has switched to Rimini Street for support of
its Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) in its education division. By
switching to Rimini Street, Grupo Positivo estimates that it will be
able to reduce its total maintenance costs by 70 percent, and can now
maximize its current, stable Oracle application for a minimum of 15
years from the time the company transitioned to Rimini Street support.
With the new savings realized, Positivo intends to enhance its IT
environment, which includes investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
and facial recognition systems across the business.

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Grupo Positivo Switches to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

Grupo Positivo Switches to Rimini Street Support for its Oracle Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

Grupo Positivo was created in 1972 by a group of professors, established
on the foundation of commitment to excellence in educational standards.
The Positivo brand contributes to Brazil's overall development, and
operates in more than 40 countries with its educational technology
solutions. The organization serves more than 40,000 undergraduate,
graduate and continuing education students, with traditional and online
programs available. More than one million students are assisted by
Positivo's education systems across Brazil.

Leverage Savings to Fund Digital Transformation

In addition to receiving a vastly improved support model, Positivo has
been able to free up internal resources to focus on more strategic
projects as well as unlock significant funds to help drive competitive
advantage. With this new savings and freed-up internal staff realized,
Positivo plans to upgrade its IT environment, investing in AI and facial
recognition systems that can be used to measure the engagement and
attention of approximately 55,000 students in the classroom, as well as
enable parents to keep track of the educational development of their
children. Another planned innovative initiative is to leverage robotics
for self-service terminals, and business intelligence to send alerts to
students a few minutes before parents arrive at school, informing them
of the exact time to be at the exit gates.

"The transition to Rimini Street was well-planned and completed quickly,
and we are so pleased with the partnership and support we have received
since we made the switch from vendor support," said Elizimar Polizelo,
CIO at Grupo Positivo. "We have built a better world through education,
technology and knowledge, and we needed to consolidate partnerships with
highly specialized enterprises in order to achieve our business goals.
The excellent services provided by Rimini Street has given us the
agility and ability to empower Grupo Positivo's entire IT environment –
we are now enabled to dedicate time to analyzing the adoption of new
technologies, as leveraging advances in technology is an important
competitive differentiator for us."

Group Positivo, as with all Rimini Street clients, was assigned a senior
level Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years'
experience. Positivo also receives Rimini Street's industry-leading
service level agreement (SLA) guaranteeing a 15-minute response time for
Priority 1 critical cases as well as access to local engineers 24/7/365
to address any support issues. Positivo is also utilizing Rimini
Street's support for its customizations, which was not provided by the
software vendor previously. Additionally, Rimini Street is providing
complex tax, legal and regulatory updates at no additional cost.

"CIOs and IT leaders on the forefront of new technology and market
trends are more capable of promoting innovation faster and with more
confidence," said Edenize
, general manager, Rimini Street Latin America. "By disrupting
traditional software support models, Rimini Street enables organizations
to obtain significant costs savings, which when invested in innovative
projects, can bring substantial ROI to an organization, as in the case
with Grupo Positivo."

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street, Inc. (NASDAQ:RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise
software products and services, and the leading third-party support
provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined
enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative,
award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle,
Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90
percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current
software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15
years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other
organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini
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