Couple of years ago I asked SAP to take me off their events list. I kept asking questions and not really getting answers from its executives and I felt like a jerk writing lukewarm or negative blog posts after being a guest.
I have also reduced my SAP coverage on this blog, but find SAP has become even more removed from the questions I have been asking. As I recently told a friend at SAP “(You) may have moved on newer stuff like HANA but your customers are 98% in the situation they were in 3-4-5 years ago. They still pay SAP and partners $ 50 billion+ a year. They may not be bitching to you as much but they have in many ways given up on SAP and are back to custom development and buying from others. So what they tell me forces me to not forget the past - because it is still the present”
Unfortunately I sound like a broken record and everything I do write about SAP just riles its very proud supporters. You have to admire the intensity of their commitment to SAP but it leads to needless arguments on social media. That’s time better used for my innovation books and blogs.
So, I will not post about SAP on this blog any more. Readers, there are plenty of blogs and tweets from SAP fans which will keep you informed.
As I have done for 25 years, I will continue to advise consulting clients about SAP matters. I will also continue to profile interesting and innovative use cases that come out of the HANA customer base on New Florence.