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If SAP continues on its current path, it will not need a crystal ball to predict its future: chaos and irritated customers. [shutterstock: 1043420491, TeraVector]

If SAP continues on its current path, it will not need a crystal ball to predict its future: chaos and irritated customers. [shutterstock: 1043420491, TeraVector]

The Chaos Theory Of SAP’s Future

In the fifth IT season, when numerous kick-off events thwart every attempt at rational thinking, I like to ponder about the next decade. What will ERP and CRM systems look like in ten years?

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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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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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The Internet of Things connects humans, machines and things. For digital transformation, however, it may not be enough. [shutterstock: 744456904, metamorworks]

The Internet of Things connects humans, machines and things. For digital transformation, however, it may not be enough. [shutterstock: 744456904, metamorworks]

IoT Is Not Enough For Digital Transformation

In the beginning, there was Industry 4.0. Soon, however, the SAP community adopted the global term IoT. The Internet of Things is seen as the starting point of digital transformation, but it may not be enough.

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