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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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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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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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