Note: SAP appears to have taken down the video I had embedded and written about in this post, but the point is still valid - why is SAP trying to guilt its customers into adopting S/4HANA?
SAP has a new spokesperson, Phil.
He is pretty slick: “there’s no such thing as being fashionably late to a paradigm shift”
He is also condescending to his lady boss. I hear he is doing a series, so in keeping with the current US Presidential race, I presume he will next talk down to a minority, a disabled person etc. :)
Seriously, though does SAP think it can guilt its customer base by telling them they are late in adopting S/4HANA? How are they late when SAP has only delivered some financials and some logistics functionality so far. Probably less than 10% of the Business Suite and IS footprint. Has anyone been given a tour of the cloud data center where thousands of customers can run S/4HANA? Has it been benchmarked against today’s world class data centers defined by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others? I could go on, but I had raised many questions in SAP Nation 2.0 which is an in-depth look at S/4HANA
SAP customers, here’s a thought. Register for the Rimini briefing over the next month in cities across the US and Canada. I will be presenting on S/4 and alternative strategies customers are adopting as they wait for S/4 to mature. They are also giving out free copies of the book.
Come see us - Rimini has lined up excellent places for the briefings like the oldest inn in N. America in Montreal, and at a tall ship in Philadelphia.