How Accurate Was SAP on Run Simple?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that Run Simple has greatly simplified SAP projects.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About Their Run Simple Marketing Program

Similar to Netweaver, Run Simple was a deceptive marketing construct. Run Simple was created to contradict the perception that SAP was complicated software to implement. However, the problem was that this perception was true.

What Really Happened with SAP’s Run Simple?

SAP introduced S/4HANA and HANA as simplifying SAP. Experiences coming in from all over the globe demonstrate that S/4HANA and HANA are more complex than the products that they replaced (ECC in the case of S/4HANA and Oracle, IBM and MS databases in the case of HANA). We covered the topic of Run Simple in the article Is SAP’s Running Simple Real?

Run Simple was all the rage at SAP for roughly two years but mostly dropped from SAP marketing. It had become a punchline among SAP consultants and was not effective at being believable.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating on Run Simple.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic, that support a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

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