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Color Spot Nurseries Expands SAP Footprint with Rimini Street
Third-party software service and maintenance providers continue to peel off lucrative maintenance contracts from large vendors one customer at a time. Color

2010 federal budget  to Rimini Street in 2010 after SAP had announced that it would no longer provide support for version 4.7C, which would have forced Color Spot to undergo an expensive, unneeded, and disruptive upgrade to SAP ECC 6.0 , or else face de-support. Color Spot also uses the Rimini Street Tax Engine for SAP Payroll and receives regular tax, legal, and regulatory updates that keep the organization in compliance with changes taking place at the local, state, and federal levels. A lesser-known fact is that about

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2010 federal budget  Stimulus Fund Reporting Today's economic climate and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) guidelines put tremendous pressure on organizations - spanning the public to private sector - to display unprecedented accountability and transparency, fulfill performance and program management goals, and, ultimately, deliver higher levels of value to diverse stakeholders. Source: SAP Resources Related to Automating Stimulus Fund Reporting : American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Read More

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