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In the 2018 edition of the fairy tale The Star Money, Bill McDermott is looking to the cloud with dollar signs in his eyes, hoping for some coins to fall out. [shutterstock: 578048698, SkyPics Studio]

In the 2018 edition of the fairy tale The Star Money, Bill McDermott is looking to the cloud with dollar signs in his eyes, hoping for some coins to fall out. [shutterstock: 578048698, SkyPics Studio]

The Star Money, 2018 Edition

Starting with the acquisition of other companies, SAP has been tampering with its figures for some time now. Even before that, SAP was not a transparent enterprise, but cloud computing is a focal point.

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Leonardo da Vinci had an exceptional way of thinking. SAP is now trying to replicate it with SAP Leonardo. [shutterstock: 17497543, Janaka Dharmasena]

Leonardo da Vinci had an exceptional way of thinking. SAP is now trying to replicate it with SAP Leonardo. [shutterstock: 17497543, Janaka Dharmasena]

SAP Leonardo: The Future Polymath

SAP accurately chose Industry 4.0 as the next topic it will focus on. Critics claimed that this choice was not too hard, as former SAP CEO Professor Henning Kagermann is considered to have created this term.

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Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

Have you ever wondered what is going on inside someone else's head? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Well, at least Bill McDermott's thoughts are easy to guess. [shutterstock: 622200797, Lia Koltyrina]

The Inner Workings Of SAP‘s Image Preservation

SAP is experiencing some challenges: Hana anomalies are still a thing and the executive board has been reorganized. Still, Bill McDermott is trying to preserve his image as savior. Moreover, he has bought yet another company, even though the stock price is decreasing.

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C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

C/4 Hana is supposed to dwarf all other CRM suites. However, it might be DOA. [shutterstock: 606835409, Domagoj Burilovic]

Rest In Peace, C/4 Hana

The announced C/4 Hana might not only be unnecessary and expensive, but also DOA - dead on arrival. It is only a weak attempt at getting back at Salesforce and others.

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SAP might have to slow down on the road to Hana: Many customers are not ready yet. [shutterstock: 578129887, TutuIonatan]

SAP might have to slow down on the road to Hana: Many customers are not ready yet. [shutterstock: 578129887, TutuIonatan]

SAP Is Taking Pleasure In Speeding On The Road To Hana

SAP has a long-known character flaw: impatience. The very moment a new idea is thought of, existing SAP customers are expected to pay for licenses. Corrections and troubleshooting only happen once the idea has already been put into practice.

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This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine April 2009. It shows the former CEO of SAP Léo Apotheker charging a single license more than once (Indirect Access).

This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine April 2009. It shows the former CEO of SAP Léo Apotheker charging a single license more than once (Indirect Access).

SAP’s Indirect Access: Charging Twice

The principle of charging customers more than once was put into place by McDermott’s predecessor Léo Apotheker. In his short-lived profession as CEO, he proved himself to be a genius salesman and revenue generator.

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