SAP Articles

The Long Term Problems with SAP and Integration
Executive Summary SAP makes bold statements about application integration that assumes SAP's integration competence. We review SAP's history with integration. Introduction In its history, SAP has not been successful in creating integration applications. SAP PO is not well regarded and would be a distant second ...
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How Realistic are SAP's Claims Around SAP AIF BRF?
Executive Summary SAP AIF and BRF are proposed by SAP to be important integration products. We review these two applications. Introduction AIF follows an approach of promoting itself as a product that is visible to business users. This is a commonly presented concept, but something ...
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Should Oracle Create the Larry Ellison Institute to Counter the Hasso Plattner Institute?
Executive Summary The Hasso Plattner Insitute 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. Through this institute, ...
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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. SAPPHIRE's 2019 Jumbotron ...
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Are SAP's Layoffs Due to an Impressive Transformation?
Executive Summary SAP's has come up with a logic for key layoffs in areas where their products are failing. We analyze the evidence for SAP's logic. Introduction After we wrote our analysis of SAP's layoffs in the articles SAP's Layoffs and a Brightwork Warning on ...
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Similarities Between Thomas Edison, Elizabeth Holmes and Hasso Plattner
Executive Summary After analyzing SAP more than any other research entity, we have come to some important conclusions regarding Hasso Plattner that are not generally known. Introduction Companies tend to centralize their coverage around a person who is put forward by the company without checking ...
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Should Brightwork Research & Analysis Sell Out to SAP?
Executive Summary It has been proposed that SAP should not be critiqued and that all information about SAP should come from SAP funded sources. We ask the question if readers prefer that we sell out to SAP. Introduction Our last article on HANA titled SAP's ...
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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 PhD?, we outlined the fact that Hasso's PhDs are ...
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How Useful is SAP API Management?
Executive Summary SAP API Management is resold Apigee and is promoted to improve integration. How valid are SAP's claims around SAP API Management? Introduction SAP offers the following video on the SAP API Management product. We have placed our observations about the video below the ...
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Does Hiring Large SAP Consulting as Work as Political Insurance?
Executive Summary A primary reason for hiring the major SAP consulting firms is for political insurance. This means that if the project does poorly, that the decision makers can say they went with a major brand. Introduction Large SAP consulting companies have a long history ...
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How to Understand SAP's Strange Predictive Analytics for ML
Executive Summary SAP states that they have advanced predictive analytics for machine learning. In this article, we review the predictive analytics that SAP offers. Introduction SAP offers the following predictive analytics for machine learning. Anomaly Detection with Principal Component Analysis Here is the example SAP ...
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Introducing Brightwork's Deloitte Coupon for Terrible SAP Advice
Executive Summary The SAP consulting companies charge top rates, but also offer the worst possible advice. With the Brightwork coupon, SAP customers can now get 1/2 on the same horrible advice they have always gotten. Introduction At Brightwork, we provide analysis for companies evaluating SAP ...
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Why You Should Treat SAP Sales Reps As Passive Order Takers
Executive Summary Customers frequently overestimate the helpfulness of SAP sales reps. We propose treating SAP sales reps not as advisors or as a friendly entity, but as passive order takers. Introduction SAP sales reps are set up as the go-to source of information for information ...
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Who Wants Honest SAP Advisement Business?
Executive Summary There are plenty of firms that perform SAP advisement, but the advice ends up being rigged due to financial incentives. Large companies use advisement to provide advice that leads to other business. Introduction A large number of consulting companies provide advice and perform anything ...
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How Effective is SAP in its Acquisitions?
Executive Summary Why are SAP's new acquisitions forecasted without analyzing how SAP's previous acquisitions fared? Find out how well SAP has done with acquisitions. Introduction SAP acquisitions follow a very familiar path. We call this the "acquisition algorithm." The Acquisition Algorithm The acquisition target is ...
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