By Phil Fersht on May 28, 2013
Lars leaving so quickly symbolizes SAP’s struggle, in my mind, to change its culture and approach to disruptive business models. The economics of the cloud cannot print anywhere near as much money for our German friends as the current legacy ecosystem of clunky enterprises, whose IT managers simply do not want to invite change or disruption. If your clients don’t want to change, why should you?
Posted in Business, Featured Posts | Tagged Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Cloud Computing, Current Affairs, Enterprise Irregulars, HfS, Innovation in Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing / IT Services, Lars Dalgaard, oracle, Outsourcing and Politics, Outsourcing Heros, sap, social networking, Sourcing Change Management, The Future of Outsourcing | 1 Response
By Paul Greenberg on May 29, 2012
Let me start this with a strange and seemingly incoherent (but truly more inchoate) statement. “If SAP marketed to the rest of the world, the way they produce conferences, they could arguably become the best technology company on the planet.” I’m not going to say anything more about this until considerably later in this post. […]
By Josh Greenbaum on May 25, 2012
One of the most amazing cross-country flights I ever took found me over the center of the country at night, flying through an unbelievable electric storm, with an almost constant arcing of lightning illuminating vast canyons and mountains of clouds. As the pilot maneuvered us through this unforgettable vision of nature’s wonder, he came on […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 23, 2012
Photo credit: iStockphoto Who does SAP view as it’s primary competitors in the cloud? Software vendors are not always willing to be clear on this topic, but an internal memo from the company’s cloud boss, Lars Dalgaard, tells the story: # 1 – HCM + Finance with Workday as no. 1 competitor, and Netsuite, Oracle/Taleo, […]
By Susan Scrupski on May 23, 2012
With Patel’s new position, SAP recently moved “social” into its cloud group where it will support all SAP suites and concentrations (CRM, for example) in a new social platform that will be structured to support the business horizontally and seamlessly across on-premise and cloud offerings. The group is building what they’re calling, “Project Robus.” (Latin for resolve or purpose.)
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged Business process, CubeTree, Enterprise 2.0, erp, Lars Dalgaard, Sameer Patel, sap, SAPPHIRE, sapphirenow, social business, StreamWork, SuccessFactor | 2 Responses
By Zoli Erdos on May 22, 2012
Emphasis on “assemble”, as opposed to develop. For years SAP and Oracle fought a religious war of acquire/assemble vs develop in-house. SAP’s view was (even under the current Co-CEOs) that you can only get to a coherent, seamlessly integrated suite by development. Apparently they have changed religion, borrowing a chapter or two from Larry Ellison’s […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 21, 2012
SAP has made important strides in building a cloud strategy. Here’s what you need to know.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged A1S, bill mcdermott, Business ByDesign, ByD, erp, Henning Kagermann, Lars Dalgaard, sap, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP ByD, sapphirenow, software as a service, SuccessFactors
By Phil Wainewright on May 20, 2012
Is SuccessFactors operating multi book accounting across its parallel NetSuite and ByDesign instances? Or is it just pantomime?
By Phil Wainewright on May 15, 2012
There was a great piece of theatre on stage at SuiteWorld in San Francisco this morning when NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson revealed that the company had signed an important new customer from the computing world: its archrival SAP. The software behemoth’s newly acquired subsidiary, SuccessFactors, remains a NetSuite customer, Nelson revealed: “They just renewed their […]
By Naomi Bloom on December 19, 2011
Island Of Lost Souls — 1932 When Ron and I moved near DC in 1977, there was a late night TV program, called “Creature Features,” that we loved. It was hosted by Dick Dyszel who, for reasons lost in the mists of marital life, I nicknamed Lars from Mars. Dick played rarely shown early SciFi films, many […]