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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? Introduction Hasso Plattner created the Hasso Plattner Institute years ago at the University of Potsdam in Germany. He is now a “professor of computer science” even though he has no…

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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…

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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. Introduction SAP Leonardo was introduced with great fanfare and quickly metastasized its footprint from being strickly for IoT into being for AI and several other things. There is a lot of question…

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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. Introduction Forrester published a study named The Total Economic Impact Of SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled…

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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? Introduction Previously we questioned whether Hasso Plattner of SAP behaved as a Ph.D. The reason we questioned Hasso Plattner’s P.h.D. this is that he is so often divorced from reality. Hasso also does not communicate in a…

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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. Introduction On June 3, 2014, Data Center Knowledge wrote the article McDermott Bets on HANA-Powered Cloud to Make SAP Simpler. In this article, Bill McDermott makes a series of claims untethered to reality about HANA…

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How Accurate is SAP’s Page on APO?

Executive Summary SAP provides information on APO; however, how accurate was this information? What is APO’s ROI and its history with constraint planning? Introduction SAP has a page on their website which explains and markets SAP APO. We review this page for accuracy. Our References for This Article If you want to see our references…