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Executive Summary Why are SAP's new acquisitions forecasted without analyzing how SAP's previous acquisitions fared? Find out how well SAP has done with acquisitions. Introduction SAP acquisitions follow a very familiar path. We call this the "acquisition algorithm." The Acquisition Algorithm The acquisition target is ...
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Executive Summary SAP acquired the vendor called Qualtrics, a vendor that most people in SAP has never heard of. Learn the likelihood that Qualtrics will be a successful acquisition for SAP. Introduction I research SAP nearly full time, yet SAP continually educates me as to ...
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Executive Summary SAP and Oracle take advantage of the standard rules of commercial software. How did they do it and what has it means for the software industry? How Oracle and SAP Broke the Agreed Upon Rules of Commercial Software It is common to propose ...
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Executive Summary SAP has a very deliberate way of confusing people as to which S/4HANA (cloud or on-premises) they are speaking of. This is illustated in this Reuters article. Introduction Reuters published the article "SAP Vows to Ease Cloud Transition; German Customers Less Keen." In ...
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Executive Summary Forrester was paid by SAP to produce a report that showed SuccessFactors had a high ROI. Numerous errors in the report demonstrate that the study was rigged to provide SAP's intended outcome. Introduction Forrester published a study named The Total Economic Impact™ Of ...
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Executive Summary Hasso Plattner is frequently introduced as Dr. Hasso Plattner. Is Hasso Plattner's degree anything but honorary? Introduction In a previous article, I questioned whether Hasso Plattner behaved as a Ph.D. The reason being that he is so often divorced from reality. He also ...
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Executive Summary SAP has created a hierarchy, which those in the SAP ecosystem are compelled to follow. This ensures that information provided by SAP is unquestioned. Introduction The unrelenting nature of hierarchy is exceptionally well explored in the following quotation in a book I recently ...
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Executive Summary SAP and Oracle have giant support margins that they hide from customers. This support margin is the secret to understanding the revenue model of these two vendors. Introduction The SAP and Oracle revenue model is highly based upon support. SAP and Oracle have ...
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Executive Summary SAP constantly tells customers to get rid o their custom code and to use SAP standard functionality. This old point has been brought up again with S/4HANA. How much of customers' custom code is actually used by customers? Introduction SAP proposes that very ...
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Executive Summary SAP likes customers to upgrade their ERP software as soon as possible as this maximizes SAP and their consulting partner's revenues. The actual update lag is quite surprising. Introduction In SAP upgrades are major expense items for a company. This is explained by ...
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Executive Summary SAP was initially sold on reducing sprawl, however, SAP now has enormous sprawl in every dimension. This topic is rarely discussed among SAP resources. The impact of this sprawl is a very high cost and lack of sustainability. Introduction to SAP's Sprawl SAP began ...
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Executive Summary In the book SAP Nation 2.0 Vinnie Mirchandani estimated the total annual spend in the overall SAP ecosystem. Who supported Vinnie in his quest to perform this estimation? Introduction In our TCO calculators which are available for free online, SAP routinely ranks as the highest ...
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Executive Summary SAP and Oracle have engaged in a concerted effort to strip out value from the base support level. This means that the actual support cost for SAP and Oracle have dramatically increased. Introduction When SAP and Oracle sell their software, they sell the ...
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Executive Summary So few entities that offer SAP support tell the truth about SAP problems. Important factors to know about SAP consulting partners and how they keep secrets about SAP support. Introduction Companies that offer SAP support frequently leave out one of the most important ...
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Executive Summary The topic of SAP support is rarely discussed, but the reality of SAP support is far different than what is promised by SAP and their consulting partners. What are the massive hidden costs imposed by using SAP support? Paying 22%+ for SAP support ...
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