SAP Articles

Executive Summary SAP introduced the concept of an Intelligent Enterprise as a major driver for its software. We answer where this concept originated and how valid it is. Introduction The term intelligent enterprise is an outgrowth of the current obsession and hype around the term ...
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Executive Summary Executives have begun referring to transformations that never occurred as resume builders. Using the term transformation is now a way to take credit for a hazy accomplishment. Introduction Digital transformation is a common term used in the IT space and in particular in ...
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Executive Summary SAP resources tend to live in a bubble where they only consume biased content. This makes it very difficult for them to tolerate fact checking. Introduction We perform fact checking, and we fact check SAP along with a number of other entities in ...
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Executive Summary SAP has a number of international bribery cases. This table was created in order to keep these bribery cases and to catalog likely future SAP bribery cases. Introduction At Brightwork Research & Analysis we have long held that SAP is a highly corrupt ...
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Executive Summary SAP has had a long term arrangement where it allows partners to take first level support. With its Cloud Extension program, SAP is changing this arrangement for many SAP partners. Introduction We covered in the article A Brightwork Warning on SAP's Cloud Extension ...
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Executive Summary SAP resources live in a bubble where virtually all media coverage towards SAP is positive. This causes them to be triggered by fact checking of SAP. Introduction Since we have been fact-checking SAP, we frequently receive comments from SAP resources that have nothing ...
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Executive Summary SAP has made a big push for customers to migrate from Business Objects to SAP Cloud Analytics. In this article, we analyze the wisdom of using SAP Cloud Analytics. Introduction This graphic is from SAP's Cloud Extension Program. SAP compares the SAP Analytics Cloud, ...
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Executive Summary ABAP is a highly inefficient development language that should be removed from SAP accounts. This article will explain how to do this. Introduction ABAP is actually not a fully functional development language. It is rather a report writing language with a large number ...
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Executive Summary Sometimes we receive the question of how to reduce the investment into SAP. This article explains how to do this. Introduction We recently received the following question. Curious to review any research or opinion pieces Brightwork has available on SAP Certified development partners ...
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Executive Summary SAP has created a sales program that will cause a number of customers to convert their on premises SAP environments to cloud -- on paper that is. We cover this program that SAP does not want to be known outside of just those ...
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Executive Summary The South African energy utility, Eskom has been in long term decline. As it has been mismanaged it has been systematically pilfered by a number of entities ranging from Deloitte, McKinsey, the Guptas and SAP among others. Introduction Eskom's decline began around the ...
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Executive Summary SAP is continually fighting against the perception that its applications are difficult to integrate. At the heart of the problem is that SAP’s current integration products use non-programming approaches that are outdated. For organizations, this translates to poor integration performance with scaling limitations, ...
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Executive Summary SAP provided biased and self-serving advice when it recommended customers use its inefficient coding language. We evaluate why SAP customers accepted this advice. Introduction In this article, we will review a mostly unpublished area in the history of SAP. And the fact that ...
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Executive Summary In a filing, SAP has been accused of shocking behavior by Thomas Waldbaum, their formal internal auditor. We analyze the claims made in this filing. Introduction The Teradata vs. SAP lawsuit has been proceeding through the Northern District of California. A Statement of ...
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Executive Summary The reasons offered for Bill McDermott to step down are highly questionable. We evaluate the official story and project the most likely real reason. Introduction On October 10, Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down as CEO of SAP. The announcement caught virtually ...
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