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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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Bill McDermott has his head in the clouds. While talking left and right about Cloud First and Cloud Only, he is ignoring a better approach. [shutterstock: 536001130, frankie's]

Bill McDermott has his head in the clouds. While talking left and right about Cloud First and Cloud Only, he is ignoring a better approach. [shutterstock: 536001130, frankie's]

Hybrid Cloud First

Reasonable cloud concepts do exist. And it doesn’t matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home.

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This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine in June 2015. Because of the “Run Simple“ campaign of SAP CEO Bill McDermott (r.), a comparison with Henry Ford (l.) came to mind.

This cartoon by Robert Platzgummer (1975-2016) was first published in E-3 Magazine in June 2015. Because of the “Run Simple“ campaign of SAP CEO Bill McDermott (r.), a comparison with Henry Ford (l.) came to mind.

SAP: Data Base Monopoly

For a long time, SAP was regarded as a closed system with a heterogeneous system environment. R/3 and even still ERP/ECC 6.0 feel comfortable on different platforms.

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Although Hasso Plattner is trying to bring his customers to the digital age, digital transformation and SAP might be a mismatch. [shutterstock: 205584193, Lori Werhane]

Although Hasso Plattner is trying to bring his customers to the digital age, digital transformation and SAP might be a mismatch. [shutterstock: 205584193, Lori Werhane]

SAP And Digital Transformation: Mismatch?

Hasso Plattner wants his customers to arrive in the age of digital transformation. The opinions of what’s innovative and what’s digital diverge greatly.

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SAP's SolMan is comparable to a Swiss Army Knife. However, this universally usable IT tool might not be enough.[shutterstock: 712523383, Maxop-Plus]

SAP's SolMan is comparable to a Swiss Army Knife. However, this universally usable IT tool might not be enough.[shutterstock: 712523383, Maxop-Plus]

SolMan Is Not Enough

The SAP Solution Manager is simultaneously loved and hated. For ERP/ECC 6.0 and partly S/4, SAP‘s coercive measure is comparable to a 'Swiss army knife‘. However, the universally usable IT tool is not enough.

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There's one thing that the famous Atmos clock, the Matrix movie trilogy and SAP Fiori have in common. [shutterstock: 765452851, Mikhail Leonov]

There's one thing that the famous Atmos clock, the Matrix movie trilogy and SAP Fiori have in common. [shutterstock: 765452851, Mikhail Leonov]

The Question Of Energy: Atmos, Matrix and Fiori

For Christmas, my wife got me an Atmos by Jaeger LeCoultre. There can be no better present for an engineer and an admirer of clocks. Matrix and SAP’s Fiori are dealing with the energy question as well.

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