In time for Labor Day weekend reading, 2.0 is starting to show up in book stores (print at CreateSpace and ebook at Amazon). As with previous books, I will be excerpting 10% of the contents over the next few weeks.
2.0 looks at the prospects of S/4HANA which SAP launched in February of this year. Chapter 3 over nearly 30 pages grades S/4 and identifies areas for improvement.
- Albert Einstein has been credited with the enigmatic quote of “Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible But Not Simpler!’ In keeping with its new “Run Simple” branding, perhaps SAP was trying to keep the S/4HANA messaging simple. This chapter will explore the many questions that still need answering:
- When will SAP catch up to functionality that reflects dramatic changes in every industry?
- When will SAP environments be truly “simplified”?
- When will the SAP cloud become world-class?
- Will Fiori be able to keep up with rapid advances in UX design and expectations?
- What are the economics of moving to S/4?
- What will SAP do about all the sprawl?