Hasso Plattner saw it in California at Apple, Google, Amazon and Salesforce: cloud computing is the future! Now his fear is that SAP will no longer exist in a few years if Bill McDermott and Luka Mucic do not drive the ERP group towards the ꞌcloudꞌ.
We took a peek behind the curtain - all the questions and answers compiled in an E-3 exclusive interview. [shutterstock: 448046341, graphbottles]
Bernd Martin works for Larsen & Toubro Infotech. The company ranks among that small circle of firms that have already been able to gain first-hand experience with the Solution Manager 7.2.
SAP is innovative like never before and yet this state of affairs hardly makes life easier for established SAP customers. Following SAPꞌs ideas, visions and roadmaps range from difficult to impossible. In this way, ꞌbimodalꞌ acquires a new meaning: SAP surges ahead and the established customer gazes with astonishment from far behind.
Cloud platforms and the importance of having alternatives at hand. [shutterstock:82771756 ,vichie81]
In the first half-year, the users of SuccessFactors, the HCM platform, would have been happy if there had been a second product provider available. At times, the SuccessFactors cloud was not reachable. What is a standard for hardware and services within the Group could also soon apply to software.
SAP announced Hana Express Edition, a streamlined, downloadable version of its in-memory platform optimized for fast and continuous development of data-driven applications.
Hot-off-the-press a year ago at the SAP Fkom in Barcelona (Field Kick-off Meeting), this year it was a case of trying to save what can be saved, because in Europe S/4 and HEC are flops.