SAP's Accuracy

How Accurate Was SAP on S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about S/4HANA in the cloud is easily extended.
  • In this article, we fact check the accuracy of S/4HANA in the cloud is easily extended.

What SAP Said About S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended

SAP released a major paper titled SAP S/4HANA Extensibility for Customers and Partners. In this paper, SAP proposed that S/4HANA in the cloud would be “extensible” (and introducing a new word to the SAP lexicon) and made a variety of claims ranging from improved upgradeability to reduced implementation timelines.

The Truth About S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended?

As we covered in the article, How Accurate is SAP on the Use of the Term Extensible for S/4HANA in the Cloud?, the term extensibility is a synonym for customization. This profoundly dishonest article by SAP attempts to thoroughly mislead the reader into accepting both several false assumptions about the history of SAP (for instance, that R/3 became famous because of low cost “extensibility”) as well as incorrect assumptions about the future. In the paper, SAP proposes things that customers will be able to leverage that do not exist.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for S/4HANA in the cloud being easily extended

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic, that support a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

References

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites were also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.