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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. We covered this in the article Why Did SAP Fake S/4HANA Maturity So Aggressively? and explaining 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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A HANA Versus DB2 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 versus DB2. Introduction We have been publishing individual case studies for HANA. In each of the case studies, there is information that is in dramatic opposition to…

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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…

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Airbus DS Optronics S/4HANA Case Study

Executive Summary This is the research case study of Airbus DP Optronics. We evaluate this case study for accuracy. Introduction Airbus DS Optronics is a supplier to defense contractors. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and related Brightwork articles, see this link. Here are some of…

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Snow Peak S/4HANA Case Study

Executive Summary This is the Snow Peak S/4HANA, which is part of our research study. We evaluate the accuracy of this case study. Introduction Snow Peak is a Japanse company that sells outdoor gear. The implementation was not only for S/4HANA (for which they claimed Enterprise Management or the overall suite) but also for SAP…