Is There a Problem with Gerry Weber and SAP?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has seen a significant drop in its stock price and bankruptcy.
  • Gerry Weber has also been going through many system changes.
  • Are these financial problems related to their IT changes?

Introduction

Pedro Rodriguez made the following observation about the retailer Gerry Weber.

“Gerry Weber total shares value is slowly approaching the total cost of a SAP project (Around 10 millions) just after 3-4 years of introducing state of the art SAP S/4 HANA into their retail system. Previous company share value was around 1000-500 millions.” 

When we read this we knew that S/4HANA has failed virtually everywhere it has been implemented as we covered in the article S/4HANA Implementation Study.

However, we weren’t sure of Gerry Weber had implemented S/4HANA. Pedro pointed us to this link, which shows Gerry Weber implementing ERP along with retail solutions, including SAP’s retail industry solution which is called FMS (renamed AFS).

What is SAP FMS?

FMS is described by an SAP consulting company that would not care if anything they wrote is true as the following:

“SAP FMS brings together wholesale, retail and fashion specific processes in one back-end system. FMS was released to the market in June 2014.”

As with most industry solutions, there is normally very little development work put into them, and they are primarily a way to market SAP’s ERP system. But FMS works for either ECC or for S/4HANA. Actually, let us moderate that to SAP says that FMS works for ECC or for S/4HANA (although only for ECC on HANA).

This slide is in German, but it shows how SAP replaced (Microsoft Dynamics) in 2015….or at least was planned to. Notice the Tyco Retail Solution and GKSoftware with planned implementations after 2017. 

Problems with RFID and SAP ERP?

The article by Rethink Research called Gerry Weber RFID Overhaul-Points at Cautionary-Tale for IoT in 2016 was curious in that it laid out problems with connecting IoT to their ERP system.

“German fashion retailer Gerry Weber is dismantling its current RFID inventory system after just five years, citing its failure to keep up with business requirements. It is a cautionary tale for any business considering using IoT technology to improve efficiency, but it appears that Gerry Weber can afford to swallow the bitter pill. The crux of the problem is that the retailer cannot integrate its current RFID inventory management system into its new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, which was commissioned two years ago from SAP – a German business software specialist. Gerry Weber believes that the time is right to use a standard software implementation, rather than the customized one used to launch the RFID platform in 2009.

For the company, it comes amidst a difficult few quarters in terms of financial results, but it seems that the new system offers a solid return on investment – as part of a pledge to its shareholders to streamline its retail operations following declining earnings. It hopes that the new ERP platform will allow it to incorporate NFC and Bluetooth beacons, as well as footfall analysis for store layout optimization.”

This is curious. Why can’t RFID information be integrated to SAP ERP? Also, what is the new ERP platform?? What does that mean exactly, is Gerry Weber moving to a non-SAP ERP system?

“The decision to implement a new retail ERP system was made two years ago. The current system is no longer keeping up with today’s requirements and the increasing challenges of internationalization,” said CIO Michel Feurich, speaking to German publication RFID im Blick. “It cannot keep up in terms of scalability. Now we want to promote the RFID success story and be more innovative. We have set the course. We are in the middle of a restart.”

Problems with Decisions Made Only Two Years Ago

If a decision made two years in the past is not reliable, Gerry Weber will never be able to manage IT because it requires planning to make appropriate IT investments.

If one looks at IT departments all around the world, nearly all their decisions will be more than 2 years old. Also, why can’t SAP ERP keep up in terms of scalability. Not all data from the RFID needs to be sent to ECC. It can be aggregated to an external database and then only portions sent to SAP ERP.

“But to return to Gerry Weber and its overhaul, an ERP system provides businesses with a complete overview of their business processes, if all goes to plan. They usually comprise a number of separate applications, each managing a component, such as distribution, accounting, production, and the CRM.”

No, CRM is not considered part of ERP systems.

ERP Systems Don’t Pay for Themselves?

“Businesses can run into a lot of unexpected costs if they have to spend a lot of time and resources adapting the ERP to accommodate their existing operations, and the ERP systems are usually sold as part of a lengthy contract. But in the best case scenarios, the efficiencies that can be found and managed through the program more than makes up for the cost of the platform.”

Yes, almost all ERP implementations overrun their budget, and the research of academics can’t find a positive return on ERP implementations which we covered in the book The Real Story Behind ERP. That is in the vast majority of cases the ERP system implementation TCO will not be paid for with any business improvements. ERP does have a guaranteed ROI…but only for the consulting firms and the software vendor.

Conclusion

We cannot find evidence that Gerry Weber has implemented S/4HANA. Although Gerry Weber’s timing of their move to SAP could have made them a potential customer for S/4HANA, and SAP would certainly have tried to move them to S/4HANA. But there is no information available thus far that states they went to S/4HANA.

Here is what comes across in the articles about Gerry Weber.

  • What does appear to be true is that Gerry Weber has clearly implemented a lot of money into SAP solutions.
  • We are very confident that they would have received little benefit from the FMS solution, as it was really just intended to be used to sell Gerry Weber.
  • The comments made by Gerry Weber to Rethink Research are odd and make us wonder what is behind them. Most companies that work in retail have no problem managing their inventory using bar codes. It is unclear why Gerry Weber has to have RFID.
  • Overall, the articles and the information contained within makes us wonder if the Gerry Weber IT department knows what it is doing. They appear to be a weak IT department that is easily preyed upon by both vendors and consulting firms.

The Problem: A Lack of Fact-Checking of SAP

There are two fundamental problems around SAP. The first is the exaggeration of SAP, which means that companies that purchased SAP end up getting far less than they were promised. The second is that the SAP consulting companies simply repeat whatever SAP says. This means that on virtually all accounts there is no independent entity that can contradict statements by SAP.

Being Part of the Solution: What to Do About SAP

We can provide feedback from multiple SAP accounts that provide realistic information around SAP products — and this reduces the dependence on biased entities like SAP and all of the large SAP consulting firms that parrot what SAP says. We offer fact-checking services that are entirely research-based and that can stop inaccurate information dead in its tracks. SAP and the consulting firms rely on providing information without any fact-checking entity to contradict the information they provide. When SAP or their consulting firm are asked to explain these discrepancies, we have found that they further lie to the customer/client and often turn the issue around on the account, as we covered in the article How SAP Will Gaslight You When Their Software Does Not Work as Promised.

If you need independent advice and fact-checking that is outside of the SAP and SAP consulting system, reach out to us with the form below or with the messenger to the bottom right of the page.

Financial Disclosure

Financial Bias Disclosure

Neither this article nor any other article on the Brightwork website is paid for by a software vendor, including Oracle, SAP or their competitors. As part of our commitment to publishing independent, unbiased research; no paid media placements, commissions or incentives of any nature are allowed.

References

https://www.sap.com/germany/documents/2017/06/d0ff8d52-be7c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa.html

https://www.applexus.com/why-fashion-businesses-should-migrate-from-AFS-to-FMS

http://tycoretailsolutions.com/Pages/Home.aspx

https://www.handelsblatt.com/today/companies/gerry-weber-older-generation-to-blame-for-insolvency-at-one-of-germanys-largest-fashion-firms-/23919334.html

*https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/gerry-weber-rfid-overhaul-points-at-cautionary-tale-for-iot/

https://www.worldfootwear.com/news/-gerry-weber-files-for-bankruptcy/3604.html

How to Become an Approved Analyst for SAP?

Executive Summary

  • SAP has a specific set of rules for who they recommend as analysts for the IT media to speak to.
  • See why Brightwork Research & Analysis does not meet these criteria.

Introduction

Brightwork Research & Analysis is not on the approved analyst list of SPA. Find out why.

Comment by Ahmed Azmi

“I think SAP is now at the lowest point in their entire history. Lawsuits from all sides, bribes on every continent, the highest project failure rate in the industry, and now pulling the plug on internal development for all in-house products. How people can look at all this and spin it positively is beyond my comprehension but again, I am not an “approved” SAP analyst.”

The Lack of SAP Approval for Our Research

“Ahmed’s comment is quite accurate. Brightwork is not on the approved lists of analysts that media outlets are directed to speak to.

Curiously, and perhaps coincidentally, all of the entities on the approved list are in some shape or form compensated by SAP. In SAP’s view, the most unbiased sources and best sources of information on SAP are those sources that are paid by SAP.

But please, stifle any laughter as it disrespects the process. You have to meet a very high standard to get onto this list. First and foremost you must have a bank routing number and account number where they can deposit funds. Or you can be directed by SAP to their clients who required “advisement.”

Financial Disclosure

Financial Bias Disclosure

Neither this article nor any other article on the Brightwork website is paid for by a software vendor, including Oracle, SAP or their competitors. As part of our commitment to publishing independent, unbiased research; no paid media placements, commissions or incentives of any nature are allowed.

How Accurate Was IT Media on SAP to Host its Own Products and not Rely on AWS?

Executive Summary

  • SAP stated that they would only host their own products and not rely upon AWS.
  • This turned out to be false, and in this article, we cover how IT media covered SAP’s statements.

Overall Articles or Sources Used for the Study’s Calculation

Below are recordings of each article on SAP Netweaver, along with the year. We have the individual articles in our database, but only publish the year to keep the list of a reasonable length.

  • Diginomica (2015)

This came to 1 individual article on SAP to Host its Own Products and not Rely on AWS.

Subset: Sources that Verified SAP to Improve Accuracy

In this section, we transition to the number of sources that verified what SAP stated either through their own analysis or through quoting other sources such as IT analysts.

  • Diginomica did not question Steve Lucas on this statement.

This came to 0 sources that verified SAP’s statements on Netweaver.

Conclusion and Calculation

From this, we applied the calculation 0/1 to arrive at 0% of the sources in some way enhanced their accuracy by offering more accurate information on the subject of SAP to Host its Own Products and not Rely on AWS.

As is covered in the in A Study into the Accuracy of SAP, SAP switched its position within 2 years to a multi-cloud strategy where it encouraged customers to use outside hosting and extending their partnership with Microsoft and Azure.

The result is that IT media entities that questioned or offered contrary information on SAP Netweaver were more accurate than those that did not.

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 Accuracy of the IT Media on SAP.

Financial Disclosure

Financial Bias Disclosure

Neither this article nor any other article on the Brightwork website is paid for by a software vendor, including Oracle, SAP or their competitors. As part of our commitment to publishing independent, unbiased research; no paid media placements, commissions or incentives of any nature are allowed.

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A Study into the Accuracy of the IT Media on SAP

Executive Summary

  • SAP pays large numbers of IT media entities in both advertising in paid placements.
  • We review the accuracy of the IT media on SAP.

Introduction

This will be the future location of the analysis of SAP & IT Media where we will calculate the results of our in-depth” analysis of how the IT media covers SAP and their accuracy.

In our research A Study into the Accuracy of SAP, we evaluated significant pronouncements by SAP and measured their accuracy. This study demonstrated very low accuracy on the part of SAP..

In this research, is connected to and an extension of that research by evaluating the accuracy of IT media entities for the same pronouncements/announcements made in the previous research. But in this study, we evaluated how the media entities that covered each pronouncement/announcement by SAP. As much of this information is released through IT media entities in addition to being published on SAP’s websites, the question to be asked is how much are IT media entities repeaters of SAP’s proposals.

This table is still being built. Soon it will have the number of sources that verified statements and projections by SAP, and a calculation of the total average percentage of verified statements versus overall articles.

The Number of Articles Versus Verified SAP Information

SAP Topic Area (Prediction)# of Sources Offering Information# of Sourced That Verified SAP# of Sources That Verified SAP, But Without SAP CommentingLink to Article with Full Explanation
Netweaver to Become Major Infrastructure "Product." 46120LINK
SAP to Host its Own Products and not Rely on AWS100LINK
SAP's Run Simple Marketing Program Reflects the Reality of SAP
HANA Will be an Excellent Fit for ERP Systems?
HANA Will Make Run MRP Faster than On Any Other Database
You Can Run S/4HANA on a Smartwatch
SAP Mobility is Number One in Mobility Due to Sybase Acquisition
HANA is the Fastest Growing Product in the History of Software.
Fiori is Commercially Successful, Inevitable and Broadly Used by SAP Customers
With SAP Fiori and SAP Screen Personas, SAP Made Fiori Widely Available a Personalized, Responsive, Simple UX for its Customers
Apple and SAP Partnership
SAP CRM 7.0 is the Best Product in the Field
SAP ByDesign Will Beat or Shock Netsuite with a 90 MPH Fastball
SAP PLM
SAP MDM
SAP SPP
SAP Will Have a Billion Users by 2015
HANA Will Run 100,000x Faster than Any Other Technology
HANA Will Help Employees Work from 10 to 10,000 Times Faster
Ariba is Useful for Direct Procurement
SAP to Introduce Revolutionary Health Application Based on HANA
S/4HANA Has a Simplified Data Model
SAP ASAP Methodology Sped Implementations
SAP Rapid Deployment Solution Sped Implementations
S/4HANA is Complete
Design Thinking Speeds SAP Implementations
Best Practices are Contained within SAP
Best Practices are Contained within SAP
The SNP Optimizer Provides Good Supply Planning Output
The PP/DS Optimizer Provides Good Production Planing and Scheduling Output
Solution Manager Would Become Predominant Content Management Solution for SAP Implementations
SAP is Finished on Oracle
SAP's S/4HANA Implementation Numbers
Indirect Access (Type 2) is a Legitimate Claim
Fiori is the Best UI in Enterprise Software
ByDesign to Run on HANA
SAP's ERP Would be The Only System a Company Would Ever Purchase
All of an SAP Prospect's Existing Applications are Legacy
All Non HANA Databases are Legacy
S/4HANA is so Different from ECC That it is Not Covered as a Free Upgrade
SAP Simplifies The Customer's IT Landscape
SAP's Integrated Suite Offers a Lower TCO
Reengineering Business Processes to Match SAP Leads to Long Term Competitive Advantages
SAP Support is a Good Value
In Memory Computing (via HANA) is Something New and Different
The Count of Fiori Apps is High
Hasso Plattner and his PhDs Invented HANA
HANA Has a Lower TCO
Shelf Life Planning Works in APO SNP
S/4HANA in the Cloud Can be Easily Extended
Parallel Processing Works with the SNP Optimizer
SAP on Alliance with Google

What this table shows is that IT media entities primarily repeat messaging provided by SAP.

IT Media Coverage Notes

Which Articles Were Included

Google does a good job of sorting by relevance versus the search term. As we moved down the list, articles tended to be less relevant. If the subject was really just tangentially mentioned and not the main subject of the article, we did not include that article in the calculation.

SAP Netweaver

SAP Netweaver was often appended to previously existing products. For a while SAP, BW was called Netweaver BW. SAP Process Integration (PI) was called Netweaver PI.

When we reviewed the articles on Netweaver, we did not include or analyze any Netweaver article that was an article about a different application. We only included articles that covered Netweaver as an infrastructure component. In the case when the Netweaver integration infrastructure was included with other items (like PI or BW or MDM), we did count that article.

The Reason for IT Media’s Inaccuracy

There are important reasons why the IT media entities by in large do not contradict SAP.

  1. Financial Self Censorship: The IT media entities that cover SAP can’t write what they want. They rely upon SAP as a funding source. Therefore they primarily act to help SAP get its message out. One of the significant conclusions of Brightwork’s research into the IT media system is that virtually every media source that provides information on SAP also receives money from SAP. Furthermore, it is in only very rare cases, such as with Diginomica and Forrester that the fact the media source receives some type of income from SAP is declared (and the amount is never declared). The vast majority of IT media entities normally do not declare any financial relationship to SAP, and even entities like ComputerWeekly, which are mere “eyeball generators” for what is a marketing automation backend managed by TechTarget which is covered in the article How ComputerWeekly is a Front for Marketing Automation.
  2. SAP Direct Ownership: Some IT media entities like ASUG and Digitalist are either financially owned or have so little independence from SAP that it may as well be SAP. For example, articles on SAP’s Digitalist online magazine are often reprints of information released on SAP. ASUG’s media output is quite apparently taken directly from SAP.
  3. Insufficiently Knowledgeable Writers: Many IT media entities do not employ writers that have sufficient knowledge about the technology or have ever been on projects that are the topic of the coverage area. These type of writers are at a disadvantage in pushing back on statements from the vendor.
  4. No Editorial Interest in Verifying Claims: There is a tiny market for writers that verify the vendor’s statements. The vast majority of income available to media entities is by simply repeating the messaging of sell-side entities. In fact, the only entities that tended to validate what SAP stated, or contradict it, were either IT analysts or very small publications usually from a person with first hand IT experience.

Therefore, they cannot be accurate because they do not have freedom of speech.

No entity can consistently score this low by accident.

Where is this accuracy tracked? The answer is nowhere. No entity anywhere published the accuracy of SAPs statements. The IT media system is controlled by the largest sell-side entities, and the vast majority of the entities pretend to be traditional magazines that serve the interests of the reader, when in fact that leverage that trust to sell out the interests of the reader. One perfect example of this is the media source Digitalist. Digitalist is owned by SAP. However, SAP already has its own website it can release as much messaging as it wishes. Therefore, why did it create Digitalist? We can’t know for sure, but it appears that it allows SAP to release more information on a source that appears not to be SAP’s website. In this way, they cut out the middleman and simply own the media entity rather than pay the media entity to repeat their messaging. How SAP presents, the creation of Digitalist is amusing.

“We created the Digitalist magazine to help C-level executives be leaders in the digital economy, and ultimately transform their organizations and the world itself into a better-run world,” Mr. Woods said.

The strategy fits into SAP’s overall “Run Simple” positioning, he added.”

Interestingly, this quotation focuses on the supposed benefits of Digitalist rather than simply stating it is another pathway to getting SAP’s message out. The quotation finishes with a falsehood, SAP’s marketing slogan called Run Simple, that we debunked in our previous research into SAP’s article.

“The Digitalist is headed up by Editor in Chief Elana Varon, who was previously executive editor at CIO magazine. The articles are written primarily by outside contributors, including business and technology journalists, as well as by some SAP subject-matter experts.”

Interestingly, the selection of Elana Varon, who previously accepted paid placements from SAP for CIO magazine has an excellent background to produce more SAP messaging/propaganda but this time working directly for SAP.

Feedback From Our Criticism

We were recently told by someone at Diginomica that our research into SAP is not “constructive.” Furthermore, that we/Brightwork Research & Analysis are not thought of well in the SAP community.

The SAP community is considered to be.

  1. SAP
  2. SAP Consulting Partners
  3. SAP Software Partners

It is not considered to include IT media entities and IT media entities. It is well documented that SAP consulting partners and SAP software partners close to universally repeat SAP’s messaging. But this study illustrates that for the most part, so do the IT media entities.

The statement is certainly true of the first two entities. We challenge what SAP says, show their inaccuracy and have pointed out many times that SAP consulting partners look after their own and SAP’s interests far over their client’s interests. SAP consulting partners are major promulgators of false information about SAP, mostly repeating SAP’s messaging. However, we dispute our placement regarding the third leg of the SAP community, which is SAP software partners. In this part of the community, we are quite popular, although most of these entities must be silent about their support publicly as they fear offending SAP.

Who Verifies SAP?

What this leaves is the conclusion is that there is very little independent verification of SAP. And furthermore, the fact-checking research on the part of Brightwork is considered unconstructive on the part of the SAP community. This is not surprising in the same way that it would not be surprising to learn that politicians don’t find fact-checking entities like Politifact to be “constructive.” The smoothest way for any IT media entity to operate is to solicit funding from the sell-side and serve as a passive message repeater. It is also the pathway for the least conflict. By publishing positive information, you receive the endorsement of the community that makes money off of SAP.

There is virtually no considerations as to whether the information published is accurate. The intent is profit maximization, which is profit maximization for SAP, for the publishing entity and for the community that makes money off of SAP. And as the income from the buyer side has mostly been eliminated, with much of it going into the pockets of Google that produced no content, this is the present and the future of our media system.

Is it True that Media Entities Paid by SAP are Merely “Reporting the News”

Forbes and Computer Weekly will tell you that they are merely reporting the news. – That is from companies that pay them. It is curious that these publications don’t cover the announcements from smaller vendors with any similar frequency.

It’s almost like funding drives media coverage. That is the funding seems to determines not only how messaging is covered, whether it is questioned or repeated, but who’s messaging takes precedence.

Conclusion

These results are damning of the current IT media system. The system is controlled by SAP and primarily serves as a medium to get out SAP’s messaging. The information these media entities provide is unreliable, and the common denominator is that each of them relies upon SAP and other industry sources for funding. Only two of these entities, Forrester and Diginomica even attempt to inform their readers that they are funded by SAP. The rest keep it a secret from their readers, clearly hoping that they never figure it out.

Financial Disclosure

Financial Bias Disclosure

Neither this article nor any other article on the Brightwork website is paid for by a software vendor, including Oracle, SAP or their competitors. As part of our commitment to publishing independent, unbiased research; no paid media placements, commissions or incentives of any nature are allowed.

References

https://adage.com/article/digital/sap-launches-digital-magazine-reach-c-level-execs/299716/

How Accurate Was IT Media on SAP Netweaver?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that SAP Netweaver was a game changer.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

Overall Articles or Sources Used for the Study’s Calculation

Below are recordings of each article on SAP Netweaver, along with the year. We have the individual articles in our database, but only publish the year to keep the list of a reasonable length.

  • TechTarget (2004, 2005, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013)
  • ComputerWorld (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2017, 2017, 2017),
  • NetworkWorld (IDG) (2003) (2006)
  • InfoWorld (IDG) (2003, 2005)
  • AMR Research (2003)
  • SAPInsider (2011, 2014, 2014, 2014, 2014, 2004, 2015, 2017, 2017, 2017)
  • ComputerWeekly (TechTarget) (2009, 2003, 2004, 2004)
  • Forbes (2011)
  • Gartner (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • ZDNet (2004, 2010),
  • CIO (IDG) (2006, 2006, 2006, 2008, 2007, 2014)
  • Constellation Research (2012)

This came to 46 individual articles on SAP Netweaver.

Subset: Sources that Verified SAP to Improve Accuracy

In this section, we transition to the number of sources that verified what SAP stated either through their own analysis or through quoting other sources such as IT analysts.

  • 1 & 2. SAP NetWeaver: Taking a Stab at Integration Middleware AMR Research (Kimberly Knickle:”Netweaver makes sense primarily small number of SAP apps”) InfoWorld (2003) Counts as two entities fact-checking, both InfoWorld and AMR Research receive credit.
  • 3 & 4. Forrester Uncertain Future for SAP’s Netweaver Forrester (John Rymer: “SAP has been falling behind creating a comprehensive platform.”), ComputerWorld (IDG) (2010 article) Counts as two entities fact-checking, both Forrester and Computerworld receive credit.
  • 5 & 6. SAP NetWeaver Cloud Platform as a Service Release Could be Soon Constellation Research (Frank Scavo: “SAP has a variety of on-premises and cloud systems. SAP cloud platform must deal with all of this.”) ComputerWorld (IDG) (2012) Counts as two entities fact-checking, both Constellation Research and Computerworld receive credit.
  • 7. SAP’s NetWeaver Strategy Fails to Reassure All Users ComputerWorld (IDG) (2006)
  • 8. SAP NetWeaver Supports Most Integration Needs, but Not the Most Demanding Ones
    (Massimo Pezzini, Paolo Malinverno: “Despite its crucial role in SAP’s Enterprise Services Architecture strategy, it won’t functionally match the most-advanced platforms, but it will be adequate for most SAP users.”) (Gartner) (2006)
  • 9. SAP Shows Support for NetWeaver (“..some observers believe Netweaver has suffered from a lack of development in comparison to competing stacks from Oracle and IBM.”) (2nd 2010 article), CIO (IDG) (2010)
  • 10. SAP’s NetWeaver Platform Isn’t Dead Yet (“..some observers believe Netweaver has suffered from a lack of development in comparison to competing stacks from Oracle and IBM.”) (PCWorld) (IDG) (2010)
  • 11. SAP’s NetWeaver Platform Isn’t Dead Yet (“..some observers believe Netweaver has suffered from a lack of development in comparison to competing stacks from Oracle and IBM.”) (CIO) (IDG)(2010) The same article published in a second IDG publication. We counted both of them.
  • 12. Nvidia Takes Customer Site Offline After SAP Bug Found (Bug found in Netweaver for Nvidia) (2014), CIO (IDG)

This came to 12 sources that verified SAP’s statements on Netweaver.

Conclusion and Calculation

From this, we applied the calculation 12/46 to arrive at 26% of the sources in some way enhanced their accuracy buy offering more accurate information on the subject of SAP Netweaver.

As is covered in the in A Study into the Accuracy of SAP, SAP Netweaver had little impact on SAP projects. (That is Netweaver “itself” not Netweaver as a term appended to different products from PI to the BW).

The result is that IT media entities that questioned or offered contrary information on SAP Netweaver were more accurate than those that did not.

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 Accuracy of the IT Media on SAP.

Financial Disclosure

Financial Bias Disclosure

Neither this article nor any other article on the Brightwork website is paid for by a software vendor, including Oracle, SAP or their competitors. As part of our commitment to publishing independent, unbiased research; no paid media placements, commissions or incentives of any nature are allowed.