SAP has made a right decision with Linux. However, its "Cloud Only" strategy is misguided. [shutterstock: 572315812, Simon Bratt]

SAP has made a right decision with Linux. However, its "Cloud Only" strategy is misguided. [shutterstock: 572315812, Simon Bratt]

SAP’s Take On Open Source And Cloud Computing

SAP has made the right decision with Linux. To give Hana an Open Source platform is a clever strategy. However, there are always two sides to every coin.

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December 32nd is too late to reconsider the new licensing model. [shutterstock: 775399465, MyImages - Micha]

December 32nd is too late to reconsider the new licensing model. [shutterstock: 775399465, MyImages - Micha]

December 32nd Is Too Late

There are concerns in the SAP community regarding the old and new licensing model. While the DSAG believes that time will heal all wounds, independent user groups IA4SP and Voice remain active.

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SAP might be in need of extinguishing equipment if it continues the Indirect Access policy. [shutterstock: 625200857, SimoneN]

SAP might be in need of extinguishing equipment if it continues the Indirect Access policy. [shutterstock: 625200857, SimoneN]

Extinguishing The Flame: SAP Data Hub

There's something masochistic about great consultants: they optimize and automate until they are no longer needed. The SAP Data Hub could have a similarly unpleasant effect on the rest of SAP's offer.

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Demand-Driven is the key concept for contemporary SCM that is able to deal with the complexities of the modern business world. [shutterstock: 212888158, woaiss]

Demand-Driven is the key concept for contemporary SCM that is able to deal with the complexities of the modern business world. [shutterstock: 212888158, woaiss]

Special: JIT, Agile & Demand-Driven

SAP partner Camelot is committed to the high disciplines of flexibility, transparency and customer orientation. Demand-Driven is the logical and contemporary approach to supply chain management (SCM). As a pioneer for Demand-Driven SCM, Camelot has decisively advanced the concept as well as SAP-based solutions. How? Peter M. Färbinger, E-3 Magazine, spoke to Christian Kroschl, Frank Arnold and Patrick Wolf from Camelot ITLab.

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The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

GDPR & Cloud Act Might Mean The Cloud Exit for ERP/ECC 6.0 & S/4

Initially, getting out of AWS, MS Azure and Google Cloud Platform was just one of many options for existing SAP customers. However, the US Cloud Act in combination with GDPR is an attack on the freedom of choice of European SAP users.

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Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

What Was That About Core Competence Again?

A few years ago core competence was a popular term. Then the paradigm shift began, unnoticed. More and more often, every IT service provider was able to do it all. It seems impossible for the application user to make distinctions. Direction and credibility are lacking.

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