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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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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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Snow Software launched their Digital Access Estimator for SAP, which delivers licensing transparency to existing customers. [shutterstock: 1084881452, Jiw Ingka]

Snow Software launched their Digital Access Estimator for SAP, which delivers licensing transparency to existing customers. [shutterstock: 1084881452, Jiw Ingka]

Snow Digital Access Estimator Delivers Licensing Transparency

Snow’s latest release of Snow Optimizer for SAP Software delivers the only third party solution that enables clients to predict Indirect Access license fees and avoid cost surprises.

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Fairy-tale castle or illusion? Indirect Access might not be as real as SAP wants it to be. [shutterstock: 32473744, sattva78]

Fairy-tale castle or illusion? Indirect Access might not be as real as SAP wants it to be. [shutterstock: 32473744, sattva78]

Indirect Access: Fairy-Tale Castle Or Illusion?

Indirect Access is an illusion. If you believe the EU software directive, the very nature of computer programs is interoperability. Why would this be "indirect“, then?

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