SAP Articles

The Argument for Per Se Treatment of Indirect Access and SAP
What This Article Covers Background on Indirect Access and SAP What is an Illegal Pre Se Basis? The Argument for Per Se Treatment of Indirect Access How Much do You Know About SAP's Practices Our Work with the New SAP Construct Introduction At Brightwork we ...
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How The University of Chicago and Harvard Write In Defense of Tying Arrangements
What This Article Covers The University of Chicago and Harvard How The University of Chicago and Harvard Consistently Work Against the Public Interest The Overestimation of "Perfectly Competitive Markets" Deliberate Falsehoods Introduction In performing research in indirect access rules as employed by SAP, I investigated ...
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How to Charge Indirect Access Fees to SAP
What This Article Covers What is Indirect Access? SAP's Position on Charging Customers for Accessing Data SAP, the Zsa Zsa Gabor of Software Vendors How Much do You Know About SAP's Practices? Our Work on Indirect Access Introduction Indirect access is when a software vendor ...
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How To Best Understand SAP as Legacy for SAP Customers
What This Article  Covers How SAP Will Deal With its Customers that do Not Comply Inappropriate Constructs in IT Decision Making for Companies Using SAP How Much do You Know About SAP's Practices? Introduction In a previous article, I laid out why I think that ...
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How To Best Understand SAP as Legacy for Software Companies
Executive Summary It is increasingly obvious that SAP has a very high maintenance overhead, and that the new products from SAP are worse than SAP's ERP system. The new concept for getting value from SAP is to use non-SAP applications with non-SAP infrastructures like AWS ...
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SAP Indirect Access and Tying Agreement Law
What This Article Covers What is Indirect Access? When Do SAP Customers Learn of Indirect Access Exposure? Is Indirect Access Really About Copyright Protection? Is SAP's Version of Indirect Access About Account Control? How SAP Has Traditionally Sold Software How Software Works The Tying Agreement ...
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How SAP is Now Strip Mining its Customers
Executive Summary There are facts of the Diageo vs. SAP case that bring up important questions regarding SAP's logic and what a poor job Diageo did in this case. To understand indirect access as enforced by SAP, it is necessary to connect the topic to CRM ...
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What This Article Covers The State of Objective Information on SAP What is SAP Certification? The SAP Gold Partner How the SAP Partner System Serves to Censor Partners Limitations on the Available Information on SAP Introduction SAP has some of the tightest control over the ...
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How to Best Understand the Business Software Alliance
What This Article Covers Business Software Alliance and their Motivations Business Software Alliance as a Bully Organization No Declaration of Funders Publishing Fake Research Introduction The Business Software Alliance is a legal and lobby group which is ostensibly designed around enforcing copyright rules. The Business ...
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How to Best Understand SAP TCO Claims
What This Article Covers SAP TCO SAP's Position on TCO The Illusion of Lower SAP TCO Introduction TCO or total cost of ownership is the total cost of owning and operating an application. TCO means making a model that accounts for the different cost categories ...
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How to Best Deal with SAP Audits
What This Article Covers SAP Audits SAP Audit Management Audit Software Vendors that are Also SAP Partners? Introduction SAP audits are when the SAP comes to a customer and determines if the customer is out of compliance on SAP licensing. In the recent years, In ...
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Should You Trade In Unused Licenses for S/4HANA and HANA?
Executive Summary Snow Software explained how to trade in unused SAP licenses for S/4 HANA. However, Snow's article makes a lot of unfounded assumptions regarding the readiness of S/4HANA while approaching the question from the perspective of only the licensing implications. Introduction In this article, ...
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How to Best Understand SAP Licensing Costs and Contract Complexity
Executive Summary The pricing of SAP or price of SAP is kept secret. They provide complex discounts which make it impossible to specifically know the price of SAP software. SAP contracts have become increasingly complex. This is consistent with increased overhead for buying and using ...
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How SAP Controls Perceptions with Customer Numbers
Executive Summary SAP has created press releases and related media coverage of customer SAP usage numbers. How customers, prospects, media outlets and Wall Street tend to interpret SAP usage numbers. How faulty SAP usage numbers contradict reality Introduction Many announcements on the part of SAP ...
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