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The Hidden S/4HANA Failure at LeasePlan

Executive Summary LeasePlan announced their ERP failure; however, the statement was, in part, a cover-up. We explain what actually failed at LeasePlan. Introduction LeasePlan’s leadership decided to create a cover story for their € 100 million write-offs related to S/4HANA and other (unstated and indeterminate SAP products purchased as part of their 2017 purchase from…

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The Hidden S/4HANA Failure at Nanshan Life Insurance

Executive Summary Nanshan Life Insurance made significant investments in building customizations around S/4HANA. This investment was a major failure for Nanshan, a story that is uncovered in the non-Taiwanese Media. Introduction IT industry’s standard excuse for failed ERP projects always has been something akin to the following: The software is not the problem. The mistake…

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The Hidden S/4HANA S Oliver and KPS Failure

Executive Summary S Oliver failed in its implementation of S/4HANA, a fact that has been kept secret. We cover this failed S/4HANA case study. Introduction We have been warning people about S/4HANA’s implementation problems for several years now. Did we cover this in the article Why Did SAP Fake S/4HANA Maturity So Aggressively? Explain how…

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The Hidden S/4HANA Home24 and KPS Failure

Executive Summary Home24 failed in its implementation of S/4HANA, a fact that has been kept secret. We cover this failed S/4HANA case study. Introduction We have been warning people about S/4HANA’s implementation problems for several years now. We covered this in the article Why Did SAP Fake S/4HANA Maturity So Aggressively? and explaining how both…

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What Will Happen to HANA Projects That Are In Process?

Executive Summary We covered how SAP fired several top people in the HANA hierarchy. So now, the question is, what happens to HANA projects that are in process. Introduction In the article SAP’s Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on HANA, we covered what SAP’s layoffs meant for HANA. And it is not positive. However, it…

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KPS Continues to Keep Promote HANA for Retail for Lidl After Failure

Executive Summary KPS published a page about how great it was that Lidl selected HANA for Retail. After Lidl terminated this implementation, KPS still has the web page up about what a good idea the selection was. Introduction to Continual Lying at KPS We have frequently covered how inaccurate the information is on SAP consulting…

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The Real Reason for Under Armour SAP’s S/4HANA Problems

Executive Summary Under Armour communicated the problems it has had with S/4HANA. However, the explanation by Under Armour in their earnings call was a “whitewash.” Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO, somehow sits on the board of directors of Under Armour. How SAP consultants surface to defend waste at Under Armour. Introduction: The Problems with the Under…