Should Oracle Create the Larry Ellison Institute to Counter the Hasso Plattner Institute?

Executive Summary The Hasso Plattner Institute is routinely used to support SAP’s marketing contentions. How valid is the concept of vendor-controlled institutes on university campuses? Video Introduction: Should Oracle Create the Larry Ellison Institute to Counter the Hasso Plattner Institute? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Hasso Plattner created the Hasso Plattner Institute…

SAPPHIRE 2019: Why Do SAP and North Korea Look Like They Use the Same Set Designer?

Executive Summary Powerful entities often try to impress their followers with overwhelming set design. We illustrate the parallels between SAP and North Korea and others. Introduction In reviewing Bill McDermott’s speech at SAPPHIRE 2019, we noticed something curious about the set design. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references for…

Our 2019 Observation: SAP Leonardo is Now Dead

Executive Summary SAP made enormous claims around Leonardo. Several years after, these claims are so false. Find out the current state of Leonardo. Video Introduction: Our 2019 Observation: SAP Leonardo is Now Dead Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP Leonardo was introduced with great fanfare and quickly metastasized its footprint from being…

Its Official, If You Work for SAP Its Ok to Lie About Having a PhD

Executive Summary Hasso Plattner has been lying about his Ph.D. for decades. However, according to one SAP resource, lying about one’s Ph.D. is not a bad thing. Introduction In our article, Does Hasso Plattner Have a Ph.D.?, we outlined the fact that Hasso’s PhDs are honorary but are presented as real. Our References for This…

How Accurate Was Forrester’s Study on the ROI of SuccessFactors?

Executive Summary Forrester was paid by SAP to produce a report that showed SuccessFactors had a high ROI. Numerous errors in the report demonstrate that the study was rigged to provide SAP’s intended outcome. Video Introduction: How Accurate Was Forrester’s Study on the ROI of SuccessFactors? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Forrester…

Does SAP’s Hasso Plattner Have a Real PhD?

Executive Summary Hasso Plattner is frequently introduced as Dr. Hasso Plattner. Is Hasso Plattner’s degree anything but honorary? Video Introduction: Does SAP’s Hasso Plattner Have a Real PhD? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) Previously we questioned whether Hasso Plattner of SAP behaved as a Ph.D. The reason we questioned Hasso Plattner’s P.h.D….

How HANA’s Time in the Sun Has Finally Come to an End

Executive Summary SAP has been forced to move HANA into the background of its marketing focus for various reasons. Trends shifted away from proprietary databases towards open source databases. Marketing claims about HANA being groundbreaking turned out to be false. HANA had no offerings that gave it an advantage over competing solutions, and it proved…

How Accurate Was Data Center Knowledge on HANA Cloud Making SAP Simpler?

Executive Summary Data Center Knowledge provided coverage of HANA Cloud, making SAP simpler. We analyze the accuracy of this article. Video Introduction: How Accurate Was Data Center Knowledge on HANA Cloud Making SAP Simpler? Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) On June 3, 2014, Data Center Knowledge wrote the article McDermott Bets on…

How to Understand The Misdirection on SAP Change Management

Executive Summary SAP uses change management to pivot away from the customization required for their system. SAP does this to keep customers from learning. Video Introduction: SAP Change Management Text Introduction (Skip if You Watched the Video) SAP frequently uses change management to control perceptions on projects, including the fact that they constantly sell their…