SAP Articles

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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Does SAP's Acquisition of Qualtrics Make Any Sense?
Executive Summary SAP acquired the vendor called Qualtrics, a vendor that most people in SAP has never heard of. Learn the likelihood that Qualtrics will be a successful acquisition for SAP. Introduction I research SAP nearly full time, yet SAP continually educates me as to ...
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How SAP and Oracle Broke the Rules of Commercial Software
Executive Summary SAP and Oracle take advantage of the standard rules of commercial software. How did they do it and what has it means for the software industry? How Oracle and SAP Broke the Agreed Upon Rules of Commercial Software It is common to propose ...
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SAP's Hat Trick: Confusing Cloud and On Premises S/4HANA
Executive Summary SAP has a very deliberate way of confusing people as to which S/4HANA (cloud or on-premises) they are speaking of. This is illustated in this Reuters article. Introduction Reuters published the article "SAP Vows to Ease Cloud Transition; German Customers Less Keen." In ...
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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 ...
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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 In a previous article, I questioned whether Hasso Plattner behaved as a Ph.D. The reason being that he is so often divorced from reality. He also ...
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The Importance of Knowing Your Place in the SAP Hierarchy
Executive Summary SAP has created a hierarchy, which those in the SAP ecosystem are compelled to follow. This ensures that information provided by SAP is unquestioned. Introduction The unrelenting nature of hierarchy is exceptionally well explored in the following quotation in a book I recently ...
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