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 Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) As we cover in the article SAP’s Orwellian Memory Hole: The Response to the 2025…

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? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP has a long tradition…

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 Text…

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 If you want to see our references for this article and other related Brightwork…

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? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) The original presentation of S/4HANA was that the…

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 Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP’s S/4HANA is a curious product….

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…

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How Accurate Was ASUG on S/4HANA’s Integration as R&D Priority?

Executive Summary ASUG proposed that S/4HANA integration was an R&D priority. We review the accuracy of ASUG’s statements. Introduction In this article, we will review ASUG’s article on the S/4HANA and SAP cloud integration. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and other related Brightwork articles, see…

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How to Best Understand ASUG on S/4HANA’s Cloud Relaunch

Executive Summary S/4HANA was relaunched. SAP has an explanation of this relaunch, which they pushed through ASUG. We review the accuracy of this explanation. Introduction In this article, we will review ASUG’s article on the S/4HANA Cloud relaunch. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for this article and other…

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How to Best Understand ASUG on S/4HANA at REV Group

Executive Summary ASUG proposes that S/4HANA should be customized in a particular way. We evaluate the accuracy of ASUG on this topic. Introduction In the reviewed ASUG article, logic is given for moving from S/4HANA to ECC. One logic used to justify the move to S/4HANA is not only an ERP system but a platform….