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Logistics company saves big by ditching Oracle support

Clint Boulton | Jan. 25, 2016
BDP International slashed its annual Oracle database software support fees by more than half thanks to the help of a third-party vendor. It's a trend that's catching on with CIOs.

From a financial perspective, it's unclear how much impact Rimini Street has had on Oracle, which regularly reaps a 90-percent-plus profit margin from its software updates and support business. For the fiscal year 2015, Oracle reported that software license updates and support accounted for $18.8 billion of its $29.4 billion total software sales. As recently as the December quarter, updates and support comprised 52 percent of Oracle's revenues.


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