Explanation of the Brightwork Cross Peer Evaluation for Forecasting Vendors

Executive Summary This article explains the Cross Peer Evaluation to vendors. This gives vendors an alternative to Gartner. Introduction The IT analyst space has a major problem. While there are several major IT analysts, for software selection a single company, Gartner is dominant. Gartner has created a monopoly through more than 60 acquisitions and forces…

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A Comparison of SAP HEC with Virtustream Versus AWS

Executive Summary SAP is aggressively pushing HEC or HANA Enterprise Cloud and other private cloud providers. We compare HEC versus AWS. Introduction Virtustream and AWS are two differently positioned cloud service providers. AWS is the largest cloud provider globally and was the early pioneer in the public cloud. Virtustream is a niche private cloud provider….

Brightwork Research Study: 3rd Party SAP and Oracle Support

Executive Summary The 3rd party support category for SAP and Oracle is an important and growing area for customers of these vendors. This research study covers the background on 3rd party support and the major providers. The Study This is our study into the current state of 3rd party SAP and Oracle support. Introduction There…

Brightwork Research Study: The 2019 Oracle Database Usage

Executive Summary Oracle proposes a state of Oracle’s database and position that is not in line with reality. In this study, we analyze the main leverage points of Oracle’s database product and business model. The Study This is our study into the current state of Oracle. Introduction Oracle provides information. This is far less questioned…

Brightwork Research Study: The Estimate of Total S/4HANA Implementations

Executive Summary SAP has proposed exaggerated go-lives numbers for both Suite (ECC) on HANA and S/4HANA. How accurate are these reported numbers? The Estimates This is the research into SOH and S/4HANA. Estimating Live HANA (SOH) Instances We think there are more than a thousand customers using R/3/ECC on HANA, with our estimate being between…