Meet SAP’s New CEOs

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, has stepped down from his role after it was revealed that he would not be extending his employment contract with the German software company.

Joining the company in 2002, he became co-CEO in 2010 and later became sole CEO in 2014. He will remain on the board in an advisory capacity until the end of 2019, but his successors have already been announced. Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein will become co-CEOs and have... Read More

How Collaboration with SAP is Tackling Digital Transformation

In the technological world, nothing stays the same for very long. There’s always a new iPhone model to buy, or a new software update to install, or even whole new industries emerging. In business contexts, this has come to be known as digital transformation – and it’s changing the way companies operate.

But what exactly is digital transformation? Well, according to i-scoop, “Digital transformation is the profound transformation of business and organizational activities,... Read More

SAP Reveals Plans to Bridge the Experience Gap

According to a January report from SAP, public trust in companies is at an all-time low – but not enough businesses are acknowledging it. In fact, while 80% of CEOs believe that their company offers a “superior” experience, a mere 8% of customers feel the same way.

This is perhaps not too surprising for some people, especially those on the customer side of the equation who have personally encountered an imbalance between the service expected and the one they actually... Read More

Survey Finds More Than Half of SAP Users Plan on Moving to S/4 HANA

S/4 HANA, SAP’s most up-to-date ERP system for large enterprises, has been around for a little over four years now – but some customers have been apprehensive about adopting it. The pressure to move on is increasing as time goes on, however, as support for ECC6 will only continue until 2025.

There are, of course, a number of things that businesses want to consider before moving over to S/4 HANA. Will it have a worthy ROI? Will it be too disruptive and/or time-consuming? Would... Read More

SAP Faces Continued Migration Concerns with S/4 HANA

Ever since its launch in 2015, S/4 HANA has presented problems for SAP. The ERP system was intended to be an upgrade for existing SAP users, but – due to its costly and time-consuming implementation – many customers have chosen to delay the digital transformation.

More recently, this avoidance of upgrading has prompted questions about S/4 HANA’s utility and whether or not the move is actually worth the effort. Back in July, in fact, we reported that just a little over... Read More

SAP ERP Ranked Number 1 in Software Market Share Analysis

If you thought that SAP was just a blip on the ERP radar, think again.

In Gartner’s Market Share Analysis: ERP Software report, released at the start of this month, SAP was ranked No. 1 by revenue for the second year running. This is obviously exciting news for all currently using and working with SAP, and – perhaps more importantly – a harsh wake-up call for all who have yet to realise its benefits.

“We are thrilled that SAP’s revenue has once again ranked us... Read More

A ‘Skills Crunch’ Is Heading for SAP S/4 HANA – Here’s What to Expect

If you work in any industry that relies on SAP software, you’re probably well aware that the ERP system’s ECC (Enterprise Core Component) technologies are finally coming to the end of their cycle. Despite providing the foundations of the systems for over 15 years, a shift towards SAP S/4 HANA is already underway.

Companies will be expected to implement the new SAP S/4 HANA skills before 2025, when the migration to the new solutions will be complete. The clock is ticking for SAP... Read More