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SAP HANA & S4HANA Media and Analyst Coverage

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IDC Takes Money to Publish SAP Provided Sample on S/4HANA

Executive Summary

  • SAP has been spreading its substantial money out to IT analyst firms.
  • In this case, IDC took the money to publish whatever SAP wanted.

Video Introduction: IDC Takes Money to Publish SAP Provided Sample on S/4HANA

https://youtu.be/Pyc6MFi_0MI

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SAP has a problem. S/4HANA's uptake has been atrocious. Luckily, SAP has a lot of money,...

How to Understand Forrester’s Fake S/4HANA TCO Study

 Executive Summary

  • Forrester created another TCO/ROI study that was paid for by SAP.
  • We review the accuracy of this Forrester SAP S4HANA study.

Video Introduction: How to Understand Forrester's Fake S/4HANA TCO Study

https://youtu.be/aKHgFeUBS_g

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Forrester has a history of taking money from SAP and producing exactly the outcome results that SAP would have wanted. Forrester...

How Accurate Was Computerworld on Run Simple and S/4HANA?

Executive Summary

  • Computerworld carried SAP's message on Run Simple.
  • We evaluate how accurate Computerworld was in their coverage.

Video Introduction: How Accurate Was Computerworld on Run Simple and S/4HANA?

https://youtu.be/MMOaMqpnRlk

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The SAP Run Simple is a widely derided SAP marketing program. This was done even though the Run Simple program never made any sense. SAP...

How to Understand Diginomica’s Compliant Coverage of S/4HANA

Executive Summary

  • Diginomica has some curious coverage around S/4HANA.
  • It almost seems in many cases that Diginomica simply repeats what they are told by SAP.

Introduction

In this article, we will cover Diginomica's terrible coverage of SAP S/4HANA.

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The Problems with Diginomica on Steve Lucas on HANA, Oracle, IBM, AWS, and Microsoft

Executive Summary

  • Watch Steve Lucas of SAP confuse the meaning of “magnanimous” and call out other vendors for greed.
  • Steve Lucas also states that SAP is all about hosting its applications and even has the broadest cloud portfolio offering.

Introduction

In this article, we will review both an article by Diginomica and comments made by Steve Lucas of SAP. This article...

How Accurate was Bloor Research on Oracle in Memory?

Executive Summary

  • Bloor Research produced a study that questioned the benefits of Oracle in memory.
  • Bloor Research proposes that the maintenance overhead increases with Oracle in memory.
  • This perspective is mostly missing from media coverage of in memory.

Introduction

On October 1, 2013, Bloor published the article Oracle In Memory, but Philip Howard. We will review this article for accuracy.

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SAP HANA and Data Management

Is SAP Correct that Customers Should Use BW4HANA Instead of Other BI Tools for Integration to HANA?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has told customers that they must use BW as a BI solution for HANA.
  • How accurate is SAP on this topic?

Introduction

SAP has been communicating to customers that they should buy BW4HANA for BI because SAP is not designed to integrate well with 3rd party solutions.

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How to Understand What is a Transalytical Database

Executive Summary

  • SAP has made several bizarre comments regarding transalytical databases.
  • Media entities are being paid by SAP to support SAP's messaging, Forrester being one example.
  • Convergent IS also provides terrible quality and 100% promotional information on transalytical databases.

Introduction to the Transalytical Database (???)

SAP has made some amazing claims regarding a "new database category." You will learn how a...

How Accurate is SAP on Vora?

Executive Summary

  • SAP made amazing claims around Vora, which connects HANA to Hadoop.
  • We analyze how accurate SAP has been on Vora.

Introduction

SAP has been proposing HANA for a new purpose, namely to serve as the database for the customer’s SAP Big Data. Is HANA the right choice for Big Data? That is it time for SAP Big Data? In...

HANA and SAP Big Data Equals Big Failure

Executive Summary

  • SAP has promoted HANA as connected to Hadoop and Big Data, however, this is untrue.
  • SAP would like to “piggyback” on Hadoop, but Big Data does not need HANA.

Introduction to the HANA and Big Data Reality

SAP has been proposing HANA for a new purpose, namely to serve as the database for the customer’s SAP Big Data.

See our...

Is HANA the Right Choice for Being an EDW?

Executive Summary

  • While there is a question as to whether HANA is appropriate for an enterprise data warehouse, SAP has a strategy for discounting HANA that connects to their overall strategy.
  • HANA and BW can be compared to the enterprise data warehouse.

Video Introduction: HANA for EDW

https://youtu.be/vFn4A_F-oHg

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SAP has been proposing HANA for a...

SAP HANA Appleby Papers

John Appleby’s False HANA Statements and the Mindtree Acquisition

Executive Summary

  • For years John Appleby provided information about HANA to the market.
  • There was a specific timing to when Appleby released false information around HANA.

Video Introduction: John Appleby's False HANA Statements and the Mindtree Acquisition

https://youtu.be/17skTB9Vo38

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We covered in The Appleby Accuracy Checker: A Study into John Appleby's Accuracy on HANA the...

The Appleby Accuracy Checker: A Study into John Appleby’s Accuracy on HANA

Executive Summary

  • For years John Appleby provided information about HANA to the market.
  • This is a study that measure's John Appleby's accuracy.

Introduction

HANA was introduced in 2011, although little actually happened with HANA in 2011. In 2012 and particularly into 2013 and forward, John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions published large amounts of inaccurate HANA information. Appleby's inaccuracies were so extensive...

John Appleby, Beaten by Chris Eaton in Debate and Required Saving by Hasso Plattner

Executive Summary

  • John Appleby made bold predictions on HANA.
  • We review how Chris Eaton severely beat him in a debate on HANA.

Introduction

John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled What In-Memory Database for SAP BW? A Comparison of the Major Vendors and was published on Nov 13, 2013. In this article's comments section, let us see how Appleby...

How Accurate Was John Appleby on What In-Memory Database for SAP BW?

Executive Summary

  • John Appleby made bold predictions on HANA.
  • Do we review how accurate he was in his article on What In-Memory Database for SAP BW?

Introduction

John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled What In-Memory Database for SAP BW? A Comparison of the Major Vendors and was published on Nov 13, 2013.

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How Accurate Was John Appleby on SAP BW-EML Benchmark?

Executive Summary

  • John Appleby made bold predictions on HANA.
  • We review how accurate he was in his article on BW-EWL Benchmark.

Video Introduction: How Accurate Was John Appleby on SAP BW-EML Benchmark?

https://youtu.be/qVfU9fb0Jek

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John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled Behind the SAP BW EML Benchmark and was published on March 19,...

How Accurate Was Carl Dubler on Why There is No S/4AnyDB?

Executive Summary

  • Carl Dubler made bold predictions on HANA.
  • We review how accurate he was in his article on a Why There Isn't a "S/4AnyDB."

Video Introduction: How Accurate Was Carl Dubler on Why There is No S/4AnyDB?

https://youtu.be/6YuIJibPwE4

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John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled Why There Isn't a "S/4AnyDB" and...

How Accurate Was John Appleby on a Historical View on HANA?

Executive Summary

  • John Appleby made bold predictions on HANA.
  • We review how accurate he was in his article on a Historical View on HANA.

Introduction

John Appleby's article on the SAP HANA blog was titled What is SAP HANA? A Look Through The History Of The Automobile and was published on Dec 27, 2013. We review this article for accuracy.

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SAP HANA False Claims

The Results of the Brightwork SAP HANA Survey

Executive Summary

  • This is the publication of the results of our survey on SAP HANA.
  • These results are quite contrary to what both SAP and SAP's consulting partners said about HANA.

Introduction

We ran a poll on the Brightwork website, asking detailed questions of those who had experiences with HANA. We are publishing this poll now because we have 100 responses...

Why Did SAP Pivot the Explanation of HANA In Memory?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has a very different explanation of how HANA's memory management than when SAP introduced HANA.
  • We address why this pivot occurred.

Video Introduction: Why Did SAP Pivot the Explanation of HANA In Memory?

https://youtu.be/xEZwyNaJRow

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SAP first introduced the idea that HANA would load all data into memory. We called out this as...

How SAP Copied the VW Condescension Argument with HANA

Executive Summary

  • When VW denied its emission cheating, it used the condescension argument.
  • SAP deployed this same strategy against those that questioned their claims around HANA.

Video Introduction: How SAP Copied the VW Condescension Argument with HANA

https://youtu.be/3OLe2Zda94Q

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When SAP began aggressively promoting HANA around 2012, it made an enormous number of exaggerated and false...

How to Evaluate the Proposed Benefits of SAP HANA

Executive Summary

  • HANA is usually discussed by those that promote HANA.
  • Why it is essential to separate the generalized statements from the specific improvements.

Video Introduction: How to Evaluate the Proposed Benefits of SAP HANA

https://youtu.be/ewyccbvThqw

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As anyone who works in SAP knows, HANA has been the largest SAP marketing point of emphasis for several...

How Accurate Was SAP on Becoming the #2 Database Vendor by 2015?

Executive Summary

  • Steve Lucas stated that SAP would become the #2 database vendor by 2015.
  • What happened regarding this prediction?

Video Introduction: How Accurate Was SAP on Becoming the #2 Database Vendor by 2015?

https://youtu.be/nFYlkwQWuEM

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The following quotations come from the article SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015, published by Infoweek on...

Can You Take and Pass the HANA Challenge?

Executive Summary

  • We have devised one of the most difficult challenges in all of IT.
  • To pass it, one must write out the claims made by SAP on HANA.

Introduction

SAP made many claims about HANA, and one of the most inaccurate was that HANA was not only a database but so many other unrelated items. Therefore we decided to create...

Is Bärbel Winkler Correct the Brightwork SAP Layoff Article Was Fake News?

Executive Summary

  • Barbel Winkler of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG stated that Brightwork created fake news with its layoff and HANA coverage.
  • We analyze this article for logic and information provided.

Introduction

Several months ago, we wrote the article SAP's Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on HANA, which went viral and brought down our website several times. In...

SAP HANA in the Cloud

How to Interpret SAP’s 2019 HANA for Cloud Announcement

Executive Summary

  • SAP announced making HANA "cloud-native."
  • We provide our analysis for what this means.

Introduction

At SAP's TechEd announced that its HANA database had been re-architected for the cloud. ZDNet covered this.
Beneath those headlines was a very significant development, of SAP re-architecting HANA for its new managed cloud database service to become what it terms "cloud-native." By that, they are...

SAP’s S/4HANA Clause Restricting Installing Other Applications

Executive Summary

  • SAP's often deliberately obtuse clauses that confused customers, and this clause restricts what customers can do with installing applications with S/4HANA.

Introduction

I recently had a colleague send me this quotation from the S/4HANA 1610 Simplification List. He was extremely surprised by this quotation and asked me to analyze it. This article will review this clause, what it most likely...

Why G2Crowd Has False Information on S4HANA

Executive Summary

  • G2Crowd pretends to be an objective rating website, but it is entirely funded by vendors they do not disclose to readers. 
  • G2Crowd is filled with false information about S/4HANA, which we uncover in this article. 

Video Introduction: Why G2Crowd Has False Information on S4HANA

https://youtu.be/B7x938FkKpQ

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Many of our analyses into IT...

What SAP Moving to the SAP HANA Cloud Means

Executive Summary

  • SAP has been trying to move HANA to the cloud.
  • We will explain the implications of this movement.

Video Introduction: HANA Cloud

https://youtu.be/H2Y2lrru8oo

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There is a lot of information of questionable accuracy given out on the HANA topic that is provided to the market by SAP, SAP consulting firms, and IT media. Some...

Is the HANA Cloud Platform Designed for HANA Washing?

Executive Summary

  • SAP introduced the HANA Cloud Platform and immediately began using it for HANA washing.
  • This makes it appear that everything related to the HCP is also related to HANA.

Introduction

In this article, I wanted to cover a major strategy that seems to come from SAP marketing. This leads the HANA Cloud Platform to have the word “HANA” in...

Is the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Designed for Cloud Washing?

Executive Summary

  • SAP introduced the HANA Cloud Platform and immediately began using it for Cloud washing.
  • This makes it appear that everything related to the HCP is also related to the cloud.

Video Introduction: Is the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Designed for Cloud Washing?

https://youtu.be/jIwlb7s-NyI

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SAP's marketing department has been using the SAP HANA Cloud...

SAP HANA Performance

Why it is Likely That HANA Underperforms SQL Server

Executive Summary

  • We have obtained reports of SQL Server outperforming HANA.
  • We analyze the hardware specification differences that lie beneath SQL Server versus HANA.
Why are IT departments not noticing that HANA's performance is so unimpressive versus dramatically less expensive databases?  This article was updated as of February 2021. 

Video Introduction: Why it is Likely That HANA Underperforms SQL Server

https://youtu.be/_BRu3FEiXDk

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What Do SAP Consultants Think HANA Zero Latency Means?

Executive Summary

  • To contradict our research conclusions on SAP HANA, one SAP resource attempted to redefine the term latency.
  • What happened after this SAP consultant was questioned on this point?

Introduction

SAP resources are desperate to undermine Brightwork Research & Analysis. And they come up with creative ways to undermine our conclusions. This is one such misguided example.

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Why SAP HANA Has Problems with Transaction Processing

Executive Summary

  • HANA has performance problems when supporting transaction processing applications like S/4HANA.
  • We cover one possible reason for this.

Video Introduction: Why SAP HANA Has Problems with Transaction Processing

https://youtu.be/A2IRH3KfSCc

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SAP proposed that HANA is optimal for processing either OLAP or OLTP. And SAP had a specific design which SAP claimed allowed for this to...

How Accurate Was IFS on the Potential of In Memory Computing?

Executive Summary

  • Dan Matthews, the CTO of IFS, wrote an article about memory.
  • We review how accurate he was in his article.

Introduction

Dan Matthews’s paper 3 Things Business Decision Makers Need to Know About In Memory Enterprise Software was published in May 2017.

Our References for This Article

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The Hidden Issue with the SD HANA Benchmarks

Executive Summary

  • SAP has used the SD benchmarks for years for other databases.
  • Four years into S/4HANA, SAP has no benchmarks for S/HANA SD or ECC SD on HANA.

Video Introduction: The Hidden Issue with the SD HANA Benchmarks

https://youtu.be/GfjJD8GLmnQ

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SAP has used the SD benchmarks for years to test for transaction processing performance, but...

The Four Hidden Issues with SAP’s HANA Analytics Benchmark

Executive Summary

  • SAP developed a new benchmark to make HANA look good.
  • We cover the problems with creating a benchmark for BW.

Introduction

After SAP HANA was released in 2011, SAP created the BW-EML benchmark (renamed the BWAML) and the BWH benchmark. Both of these benchmarks were for SAP's BW application. SAP published no HANA benchmarks for any other SAP application...

A HANA Performance and HANA on Azure Case Study

Executive Summary

  • SAP has made enormous claims around HANA, but data points from the field contradict these claims.
  • In this article, we cover one of these case studies.

Video Introduction: A HANA Performance and HANA on Azure Case Study

https://youtu.be/5PiaelfNXm4

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We have covered in the article, How Accurate Was SAP on HANA Being a...

SAP – Outside Advice on HANA and S/4HANA

How Software Vendors Use NDAs to Hide Pricing Information

Executive Summary

  • Find out about the issues with HANA and S/4HANA pricing before you negotiate with SAP.

Introduction

This article discusses an important strategy used by some software vendors to enforce pricing secrecy. [sc name="ending-spacer" ][/sc]

Hiding Pricing Information with NDAs

The problem with hiding pricing information is that software vendors use it as a control technique to pry information from the buyers. It...

The Importance of Database Sizing in Pricing SAP HANA

Executive Summary

  • A major part of SAP HANA pricing is database sizing.

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Do SAP Applications Work Better With HANA Than Other Databases?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has proposed that all of its applications that use HANA work better on HANA than other databases.
  • Find out if this claim is true.

All SAP Applications Work Better with HANA?

SAP’s marketing positioning is that these databases work much better with HANA than with any other database. So it is a two-step...

How SAP’s HANA Is Part of A Strategy to Replace Oracle

Executive Summary

  • SAP introduced HANA in order to use its application business to displace Oracle from the database business on SAP accounts.
  • This is exactly as Oracle works to push into the application layer.

Introduction

In this article, we will explain how HANA is part of a strategy to replace Oracle that has nothing to do with any customer benefit...

Don’t Get Tricked by SAP Consulting Firm S/4HANA Assessment Projects

Executive Summary

  • SAP consulting firms are aggressively trying to sell S/4HANA assessments to advise their clients on moving to S/4HANA.
  • We cover the issues with these assessments.

Video Introduction: Don't Get Tricked by SAP Consulting Firm S/4HANA Assessment Projects

https://youtu.be/0d8oFheFxUo

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  Brightwork Research & Analysis has tracked for roughly five years exaggerated and inaccurate claims made by...

How to Interpret itelligence’s Massive Lies on S/4HANA

Executive Summary

  • itelligence has a large amount of false information on its website around their S/4HANA experienced.
  • We cover itelligence's blatant deception in this article.

Video Introduction: How to Interpret itelligence's Massive Lies on S/4HANA

https://youtu.be/Xv53VRzKtJM

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  The lies in SAP consulting firm websites never cease to amaze us. intelligence is one of these SAP consulting firms...

Should You Listen to NTT Data on S/4HANA?

Executive Summary

  • NTT Data wrote an article designed to sell NTT Data consulting services that give out information on S/4HANA.
  • How accurate was this article?

Video Introduction: Should You Listen to NTT Data on S/4HANA?

https://youtu.be/tLZQpQccUvE

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The falsehoods published on the websites of SAP consulting firms never cease to amaze us. NTT Data is one of...

SAP S/4HANA and Cloud

The Problem with the S/4HANA Trial on AWS

Executive Summary

  • SAP offers trials of its products that can be brought up on AWS, GCP, and Azure.
  • However, there can be issues with bringing these trials up and working.

Video Introduction: The Problem with the S/4HANA Trial on AWS

https://youtu.be/9P5HRbYsKKo

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A while ago, in the article How to Best Understand SAP's Multicloud Announcement, SAP...

SAP’s Hat Trick: Confusing Cloud and On Premises S/4HANA

Executive Summary

  • SAP has a very deliberate way of confusing people about S/4HANA (cloud or on-premises) they are speaking of.
  • This is illustrated in this Reuters article.

Video Introduction: SAP's Hat Trick: Confusing Cloud and On Premises S/4HANA

https://youtu.be/-MvGnGTlWrA

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Reuters published the article "SAP Vows to Ease Cloud Transition; German Customers Less Keen." This article...

The Realities of Upgrading and Updates for SAP S4HANA and Oracle Cloud ERP

Executive Summary

  • Upgrades for cloud ERP applications are not very straightforward.
  • Not all vendors are equal in the Cloud.
*Disclaimer. This article makes statements that apply to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Oracle Cloud ERP. It does not generalize to NetSuite (an acquired cloud ERP by Oracle) or SAP’s acquired cloud applications....

How to Understand Why S/4HANA is a Poor Fit for the Cloud

Executive Summary

  • There is a poor fit between S/4HANA and the cloud, hidden because SAP commingles S/4HANA Cloud with S/4HANA on premises.
  • For this article, we needed to cover ASP (Application Service Provider) versus “single =tenant” versus “private cloud.”

Video Introduction: The Real Story on Cloud and S/4HANA

https://youtu.be/By-Ie4nYPmU

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While researching the actual history of...

Is S/4HANA Actually Designed for the Cloud?

Executive Summary

  • Hasso provides several assertions regarding the benefits of S/4HANA for the cloud.
  • We review the accuracy of these benefits.

Video Introduction: Is S/4HANA Actually Designed for the Cloud?

https://youtu.be/L6mRw4eYuXU

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One of the common areas of confusion is the S4HANA cloud. That is the deployment of S/4HANA in the cloud. S4HANA Cloud is the...

SAP S/4HANA False Claims Articles

The Forgotten Pipe Dream of SAP S4HANA Eliminating the Data Warehouse

Executive Summary

  • SAP proposed that S/4HANA would replace data warehouses.
  • In this article, we review this prediction for accuracy.

Video Introduction: The Forgotten Pipe Dream of SAP S4HANA Eliminating the Data Warehouse

https://youtu.be/I-Y9-An3014

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As we cover in the article SAP’s Orwellian Memory Hole: The Response to the 2025 SAP ECC Support Deadline Extension, the...

Is S/4HANA Cloud The World’s First Hands Free ERP?

Executive Summary

  • We have been saying for some time that SAP makes ridiculous claims for S/4HANA.
  • With its claim to offer the first "hands free ERP," how accurate is this claim?

Video Introduction: Is S/4HANA Cloud The World's First Hands Free ERP?

https://youtu.be/yBV8j4i2Ixo

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SAP has a long tradition of making its software sound much easier...

Why SAP Will Charge a Premium for 2025 ECC Support

Executive Summary

  • SAP previously stated that it would not support ECC beyond 2025.
  • SAP is telling its customers that support beyond 2025 can be obtained by paying a support premium.
  • We analyze what SAP is doing and what it means for customers.

Video Introduction: Why SAP Will Charge a Premium for 2025 ECC Support

https://youtu.be/0LlVTGLSIB4

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Why Is SAP Justified in Lying About S/4HANA?

Executive Summary

  • SAP told enormous lies about S/4HANA.
  • Is SAP justified in lying about S/4HANA for competitive reasons?

Introduction

This article is in response to a question we received about the reports of problems with S/4HANA.

Our References for This Article

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Why Does S/4HANA Need BW4HANA for Analytics?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP proposed that applications on HANA would remove the need for a data warehouse.
  • Now the message is changing, and BW4HANA is back in the mix.

Video Introduction: Why Does S/4HANA Need BW4HANA for Analytics?

https://youtu.be/O3sbgA4KvVU

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The original presentation of S/4HANA was that the reporting schemas would no longer be necessary...

How SAP Sucker Punched Customers with S/4HANA

Executive Summary

  • SAP continually overstates the number of S/4HANA customers that are live.
  • SAP has misled customers how much cost and time S/4HANA is for ECC customers minimizing the problems with S/4HANA.

Video Introduction: How SAP Sucker Punched Customers with S/4HANA

https://youtu.be/p538SaBNCbQ

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SAP's S/4HANA is a curious product. It is made more interesting because it...

How Accurate is SAP on the Use of the Term Extensible for S/4HANA in the Cloud?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has proposed that Fiori makes sense to customize, that Fiori is extensible, and that customization has been a major driver for R/3 and ECC acceptance. Furthermore, that R/3 was popular because it had cost efficient extensions.
  • We review the accuracy of these claims.

Video Introduction: How Accurate is SAP on the Use of the Term Extensible for...

SAP S/4HANA Maturity Issues Articles

What Was the Real Story with the Revlon S/4HANA Failure?

Executive Summary

  • Revlon failed at a S/4HANA implementation back in Feb of 2017, and this failure came to light in a quarterly call in March of 2019.
  • We cover this failed S/4HANA case study.

Video Introduction: What Was the Real Story with the Revlon S/4HANA Failure?

https://youtu.be/rzDiH24KWek

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We have been warning people about S/4HANA's implementation problems...

Brightwork 2019 Update: How Many Live SOH and S/4HANA Customers Are There?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has proposed 3500 go-lives for S/4HANA. What SAP says is usually repeated by those that cover SAP.
  • What is the reality of the S/4HANA go-lives in 2019?

Introduction

We have been tracking S/4HANA numbers for roughly three years. We covered this of live S/4HANA customers in 2017 in The S/4HANA Implementation Study, and in 2018 we covered this...

What Should Customers Do About S/4HANA Failures?

Executive Summary

  • S/4HANA has sucked massive amounts of resources from SAP customers that implemented it.
  • We will recommend what to do about this now that S/4HANA has failed so dramatically.

Video Introduction: What Should Customers Do About S/4HANA Failures?

https://youtu.be/KJV582r_XEQ

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As the S/4HANA failures have piled up, the question is sometimes asked what customers should...

Why Do SAP S/4HANA Customers Have to Sign an NDA?

Executive Summary

  • SAP makes S/4HANA customers sign NDAs.
  • What does this say about the maturity and quality of S/4HANA?

Introduction

This article is in response to a question we received about the reports of problems with S/4HANA.

Our References for This Article

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Why Did SAP Fake S/4HANA Maturity So Aggressively?

Executive Summary

  • S/4HANA was massively exaggerated in terms of maturity by SAP.
  • The question answered by this article is why SAP did it.

Video Introduction: Why Did SAP Fake S/4HANA Maturity So Aggressively?

https://youtu.be/LQZVi3mGOks

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S/4HANA has had many implementation failures and is considered the riskiest of applications that we cover. It isn't easy to see...

Who Was Right About S/4HANA’s Readiness?

Executive Summary

  • SAP, along with many entities, made projections about S/4HANA's ability to be implemented.
  • Four years into S/4HANA, who was right and who was wrong?

Video Introduction: Who Was Right About S/4HANA's Readiness?

https://youtu.be/WAPy3gfAhsw

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This article was published on Feb 8th, 2019. S/4HANA just had its 4th birthday as it was introduced...

The Discrepancy Between SAP and DSAG on S/4HANA’s Growth

Executive Summary

  • DSAG, the German-speaking SAP user group's survey of S/4HANA adoptions, showed important distinctions from what SAP has been reporting to Wall Street.
  • We analyze this discrepancy.

Introduction

We have been saying for some time that SAP's numbers on S/4HANA do not add up. When perusing a survey by DSAG, which is the German-speaking countries user group for SAP, we...

SAP Accuracy Articles

How Accurate Was SAP in Keeping S/4HANA Exclusive to HANA?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about keeping S/4HANA exclusive to HANA.
  • How our prediction stacked up against SAP.

What SAP Said About Keeping S/4HANA Exclusive to HANA

When SAP introduced S/4HANA, they made the very unusual policy of making S/4HANA and HANA a packaged deal. This meant that S/4HANA could only work on HANA, which pushed out...

How Accurate Was SAP in Projecting Qualtrics as a Strategic Acquisition?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about its acquisition of Qualtrics.
  • What actually happened with the Qualtrics acquisition?

Introduction & Update

This article (mostly the latter part of the article) was published on the 1st of May in 2020. At that point, we had enough information to declare that we had predicted the Qualtrics acquisition as a failure...

How Accurate Was SAP in Saying it is Leonardo that Ensures Frozen Ice Cream Delivery?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP Said about Leonardo Ensuring ice cream delivery.
  • The truth about Leonardo ensuring ice cream delivery?

What SAP Said About Leonardo Ensuring Frozen Ice Cream Delivery

SAP proposed in a video that Leonardo was essential to the delivery of ice cream.

Our References for This Article

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How Accurate Was SAP in Calling All Non-HANA DB’s Legacy?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about all non-HANA DB's legacy.
  • The truth about all non-HANA DB's legacy?

What SAP Said About All Non-HANA DB's Legacy

SAP has repeatedly stated that all non-HANA databases that compete with HANA are legacy.

Our References for This Article

If you want to see our references for this article and other...

How Accurate Was SAP on Only SAP HANA Being an ACID Database?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about only SAP HANA being an ACID database.
  • The truth about only SAP HANA being an ACID database?

What SAP Said About Only SAP HANA Being an ACID Database

SAP made some strange statements about HANA being the only ACID database. Or that it was the single ACID database with several other features....

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...

How Accurate Was SAP on Parallel Processing Working in SNP?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that parallel processing works in SNP.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About Parallel Processing Working in SNP

For years SAP included a parallel processing field in the SNP optimizer, giving the impression that one could choose how many processors to address in the optimization.

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