In April of 2023, Censuswide conducted a survey of 608 US respondents from companies with $250m+ revenue. That study focused on CIO and CTO satisfaction with their existing IT support and services models for enterprise software. The results spoke for themselves.\n\nRespondents voiced broad dissatisfaction with their support services and models, including issues with support capabilities, lack of accountability, and lack of personalized expertise. Seven out of ten listed inadequate service models as one of their biggest challenges with IT support, followed by six in ten reporting a lack of vendor accountability as the main challenge.\n\nSurvey findings and actions to take\n\nInsight #1: 72% of IT leaders are unhappy with support and services models.\n\nThe survey respondents were evenly split between those using their application vendors for support, and those using a third-party, or self-supporting.\n\nAction to take: Explore all your support and services options to make sure you\u2019re getting the best value for your spend.\n\nInsight #2: Multi-vendor models aren\u2019t working.\n\nCIOs and CTOs are frustrated at the many inconveniences of managing multiple vendors. Their goal of more efficient and affordable services is hindered by multi-vendor pain points such as:\n\nAction to take: Look for opportunities to streamline and consolidate multiple support needs using a single vendor who can provide a unified, end-to-end approach to support.\n\nInsight #3: 99% of respondents are wary of vendor subscription models.\n\nAs vendors move toward cloud-based, subscription models, IT leaders feel pressured to give up their owned, perpetual licenses for mission-critical software. When asked how they feel about this trend, leaders responded that they feel:\n\nAction to take: Instead of giving up years of useful life from your existing enterprise software, consider ways to innovate around the edges of your ERP system using composable ERP strategies.\n\nLearn More: For complete data, insights, and analysis to help you chart the right IT roadmap for your business and re-evaluate your support and services model, download the full research reports, Organizations Want More Control Over Their IT Roadmap and IT Leaders Are Considering a New Support and Services Model.\n\nIf you\u2019d like to learn more about how Rimini Street can help streamline and consolidate multiple support needs using a single vendor who can provide a unified, end-to-end approach to support, please contact us today!To learn more, visit us here.