Third-Party Software Support Defined
Third-party support is a direct replacement of vendor support by a company that is not the original software publisher. In relation to Oracle and SAP, third-party support is always at least half the cost, extends the life of your stable, on-premise system, and typically provides more services through a designated team.
You are already familiar with the concept of third-party support — as a consumer. You may prefer a specialist (third party) to service your car in place of the dealer, and you likely call a third-party when it is time to repair your washer, dryer, refrigerator, or home computer. They are trustworthy specialists who offer convenience and cost savings.
Third-party software support has existed for more than fifteen years. While it began with specific Oracle applications (JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, and Siebel), third-party support is now available for virtually any Oracle or SAP on-premise enterprise or infrastructure product set – including the newest release versions. Most third-party support vendors have teams of highly experienced engineers from consultancies, integrators, customers or the software vendors themselves.