How Accurate Was SAP in Saying it is Leonardo that Ensures Frozen Ice Cream Delivery?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP Said about Leonardo Ensuring frozen ice cream delivery.
  • The truth about Leonardo ensuring frozen ice cream delivery?

What SAP Said About Leonardo Ensuring Frozen Ice Cream Delivery

SAP proposed in a video that Leonardo was essential to the delivery of frozen ice cream.

The Truth About Leonardo Ensuring Frozen Ice Cream Delivery?

As we covered in the article Why Leonardo Seems So Fake, Leonardo does not improve the delivery of frozen ice cream. In this article, SAP seems to confuse Leonardo with the transportation and refrigeration equipment that actually keeps the ice cream frozen.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for how Leonardo can ensure or improve frozen ice cream delivery.

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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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References

https://www.sap.com/cmp/ppc/crm-xm16-gam-it-bd/index.html#

How Accurate Was SAP in Calling All Non-HANA DB’s Legacy?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about all non-HANA DB’s legacy.
  • The truth about all non-HANA DB’s legacy?

What SAP Said About All Non-HANA DB’s Legacy

SAP has repeatedly stated that all non-HANA databases that compete with HANA are legacy.

The Truth About All Non-HANA DB’s Legacy?

As we covered in the article How Accurate is SAP in Calling Non-HANA DBs Legacy?, we explained that the databases that SAP calls legacy are more successful than HANA, and all the evidence indicates that they perform better than HANA. SAP is comingling the fact that these databases preceded HANA with these databases being legacy. All of these databases have massive customer bases and are perpetually kept up to date.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for all non-HANA DB being legacy.

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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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References

https://www.sap.com/cmp/ppc/crm-xm16-gam-it-bd/index.html#

How Accurate Was SAP on Only SAP HANA Being an ACID Database?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about only SAP HANA being an ACID database.
  • The truth about only SAP HANA being an ACID database?

What SAP Said About Only SAP HANA Being an ACID Database

SAP made some strange statements about HANA being the only ACID database. Or that it was the only ACID database with a number of other features. The intent appears to have been to have prospects believe that being ACID compliant is a major differentiator for HANA versus competitors.

The Truth About Only SAP HANA Being an ACID Database?

As we covered in the article How Accurate is SAP on Only HANA Being an ACID Database?, all of the databases that HANA competes with are ACID compliant and have been for decades. This phrasing can only have been created to mislead readers.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for ACID compliance being some unusual or special feature exclusive to HANA.

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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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References

https://www.sap.com/cmp/ppc/crm-xm16-gam-it-bd/index.html#

How Accurate Was SAP on S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about S/4HANA in the cloud is easily extended.
  • In this article, we fact check the accuracy of S/4HANA in the cloud is easily extended.

What SAP Said About S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended

SAP released a major paper titled SAP S/4HANA Extensibility for Customers and Partners. In this paper, SAP proposed that S/4HANA in the cloud would be “extensible” (and introducing a new word to the SAP lexicon) and made a variety of claims ranging from improved upgradeability to reduced implementation timelines.

The Truth About S/4HANA in the Cloud Being Easily Extended?

As we covered in the article How Accurate is SAP on the Use of the Term Extensible for S/4HANA in the Cloud?, the term extensibility is a synonym for customization. This highly dishonest article by SAP attempts to thoroughly mislead the reader into accepting both a number of false assumptions about the history of SAP (for instance that R/3 became popular because of low cost “extensibility”) as well as incorrect assumptions about the future. In the paper, SAP proposes things that customers will be able to leverage that literally do not exist.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for S/4HANA in the cloud being easily extended

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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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References

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites was also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.

How Accurate Was SAP on Parallel Processing Working in SNP?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that parallel processing works in SNP.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About Parallel Processing Working in SNP

For years SAP included a parallel processing field in the SNP optimizer, giving the impression that one could choose how many processors to address in the optimization.

The Truth About Parallel Processing Working in SNP?

After roughly 5 years using the parallel processing setting in SNP, we decided to test the performance of the optimizer with using one processor versus using multiple processors. What we found was there was no difference in the runtime! We covered this in detail in the article How the Parallel Processing Function for the SNP Cost Optimizer Does not Work.

“This is amazing that SAP has had this setting available on the optimizer profile and that the parallelization functionality has either never worked correctly or at some point stopped working properly back in 2003, at least the OSS notes go back to 2003. Secondly, as I am running into problems with it documented as not working in 2013, this means that SAP has not fixed the problem in a decade. I wonder if parallelization has been removed from SAP’s sales presentations on the SNP optimizer. I can’t say for sure – but I have a feeling SAP salesmen have not been telling potential customers that parallel processing is broken.”

The issue is that parallelization of problems is tricky, so SAP simply gave up…..but they never removed the field, giving SAP configurators and testers the impression that it worked.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for parallel processing in SNP working.

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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.

References

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites was also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.

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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 SAP on Shelf Life Planning Working in APO?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that shelf life planning works in SNP.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About Shelf Life Planning Working in APO

For years SAP proposed that its shelf life functionality in SNP within APO worked perfectly fine. They told many customers during the sales phase that shelf life planning was included in standard SNP.

The Truth About Shelf Life Planning Working in APO?

This story changed for customers after they implemented SNP. We explained this in the following article Shelf Life Planning in SNP Does Not Work and Likely Will Not Work In the Future. 

“SAP admits that shelf life does not work for CTM or heuristics at all. However, it 1/2 proposes that shelf life works “in a limited way” when the optimizer is used if the steps above are followed. When you read the fine print, you find that shelf life only works by “setting penalty costs” and does not stop the material from being used in planning. However, this is a mismatch with the requirements. Expired products cannot be sold in most cases, and actual shelf life functionality would prevent the accumulation or movement of expired product.”

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for shelf life functionality working in APO.

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.

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

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites was also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.

How Accurate Was SAP on HANA Having a Lower TCO?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that HANA has a lower TCO than competing databases.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About HANA Having a Lower TCO?

SAP has for some time stated that HANA has a lower TCO than competing databases from Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. SAP sponsored a study from Forrester that we covered in the article How Accurate was Forrester’s TCO Study for SAP HANA? which SAP has used to promote this concept of HANA having a lower TCO.

The Truth About HANA’s TCO?

As one of the most significant researchers in HANA, a number of factors about HANA made us skeptical of this claim on the part of SAP. First, the Forrester “research” was clearly rigged by Forrester to make SAP happy with their purchases. The details are fully explained in the article above. But the fact that we are the only entity to call out Forrester for this extremely poor quality rigged research is one indicator of how little critical thought or expression there is in the enterprise software market.

We published the first and only independent study on HANA’s TCO in A Study into SAP HANA’s TCO. This study estimated that not only did HANA not lower TCO but that HANA had to have a higher TCO than the competing options in the market

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for HANA lowering TCO.

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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References

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites was also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.

How Accurate Was SAP on Reengineering Business Processes?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that SAP performs reengineering business processes.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About How Accurate Was SAP on Reengineering Business Processes?

Business process re-engineering was a very hot topic and consulting line of business back in the 1980s. The concept, which was greatly promoted by SAP, Gartner, and SAP consulting companies (among others) was that the business process could be re-engineered or adjusted to match the functionality in SAP. SAP further proposed that whatever the prospect was doing in its existing systems were inferior to the best practices that were contained within SAP’s software.

The Truth About Reengineering Business Processes?

Reengineering ran out of steam in the early 1990s but as is covered in the article Reengineering and its Impact on ERP Sales,

Over and over SAP told companies to redesign their processes and use SAP’s standard functionality, but it simply was not feasible for the vast majority of functionality. A massive industry built up around coding in the highly inefficient SAP ABAP coding language to place these customer processes into SAP. This was covered in the article Why Did Customers Listen to SAP on ABAP and Coding Tools?

Essentially in the battle between reengineering and customization, customization won.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating on SAP regarding reengineering to match SAP would lead to significant advantages.

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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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 SAP on Integrated Suite Offers a Lower TCO?

Executive Summary

  • What SAP said about SAP’s integrated suite offers a lower TCO.
  • The truth About SAP’s integrated suite and a lower TCO?

What SAP Said About SAP’s Integrated Suite Offers a Lower TCO

What is now mostly forgotten, one of the ways that SAP marketed its ERP system was that it would be the last system that a customer would need to purchase. Presented beginning back in the 1980s, the concept was that for companies that had mostly custom developed their own systems could lower their maintenance and integration overhead by using a “single system,” which would be the ERP system. This would allow a company to use a “single system” which would lead to great simplification of the IT landscape with associated cost savings.

All of this was stated by SAP as well as their consulting partners as a pathway to lower TCO.

The Truth About SAP’s Integrated Suite and a Lower TCO?

As covered in the article The Fallacy of the Benefits of the Integrated Suite, SAP and their partners offered deceptions in multiple directions to customers.

  1. While R/3 – ERP was integrated in that all the modules sat on the same database, the new products introduced by SAP (BW, APO, etc..) were not any more integrated into many cases than best of breed applications that were connected to SAP.
  2. Legacy systems often did not go away, therefore SAP ERP still had to be integrated to these systems.
  3. SAP proved very expensive to integrate to, being one of the only applications in the market that could not connect directly tables, but instead forced companies to go through antiquated things called IDOCs.
  4. Integration is not a primary driver of TCO. SAP and their consulting partners pushed to overestimate the cost of integration for no other reason than it helped push more money to SAP and their consulting partners.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for SAP’s integrated suite lowering TCO.

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.

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

The issues related to the inaccurate information communicated about integrated suites was also addressed in the book The Real Story Behind ERP: Separating Fact from Fiction.

How Accurate Was SAP on S/4HANA Not Being Free for ECC Customers?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has stated that SAP ‘s integrated suite offers a lower TCO.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About S/4HANA Not Being Free for ECC Customers?

SAP frequently stated that S/4HANA was so much better and so much more innovative than ECC that in SAP’s words, S/4HANA was the logical successor, but not the legal successor to ECC. This meant that S/4HANA would not be covered by the standard support contract terms that allowed a customer to upgrade to the most recent version of an application.

The Truth About S/4HANA’s Changes and Innovation?

S/4HANA has a new database schema and its code has been rewritten, but it is simply not possible to view S/4HANA as a “new” application. It is ECC with some housekeeping changes that are more internally focused than things that the customer will notice. Secondly, it does not use Fiori (the new UI) nearly as much as it uses the same old SAPGUI. Analysis of the code between ECC and S/4HANA shows 90%+ overlap between the two systems. How can such an overlap translate into S/4HANA being considered an entirely new product for upgrade reasons?

It is illogical.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating for defining S/4HANA as so new and different than ECC that it is not covered as a standard upgrade to ECC customers that are current on their support.

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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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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.