At Sapphire Now, we had a couple of S/4HANA Cloud customers drop by the studio. Their stories shed light on how customers are using the S/4HANA Cloud, including the notable impact of extensibility on the SAP Cloud Platform. They didn't, however, settle a debate on whether S/4HANA Cloud was downplayed at this year's event.
Almost every conversation with SAP, its customers and partners had some tinge of indirect access. To its credit, SAP was up front about where it is at. User groups smell opportunity but each has a different approach. Customers are the ones who are left head scratching. We separate the noise from the signal on this discussion.
SAP's Business Beyond Bias ambitions - SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher gives a live SAPPHIRENow update
SAP's Business Beyond Bias is one of its most compelling initiatives. The problems it aims to tackle are vital to modern business but hardly easy to solve. At Sapphire Now 2017, SAP SuccessFactor's Patti Fletcher dropped by diginomica's video studio to talk about the program and how transformational change can happen. We also got into how SAP is integrating this into products and why algorithms are both hopeful and troubling.
We shot a bunch of customer use cases at Sapphire Now 2017. Of the video themes, one standout was mature S/4HANA customers, who can speak to the role S/4HANA has played in digital transformation and customer-facing pursuits. Here's an annotated roundup of a few of them.
Hasso Plattner, co-founder SAP used his SAPPHIRENow keynote to flesh out the opening that Bill McDermott hinted at in his keynote the day before.
SAP's Sapphire Now and ASUG show has had more news and controversial issues than recent years. Some of the more interesting news stories got lost in the ruckus. Here's a rundown of some big stories, and some that were under-reported.
Holger Mueller's Storify provides a great way to quickly pick up on what was said in a technology event keynote. Here is his offering from the opening keynote at SAPPHIRENow 2017
In this special hit-and-run edition: a preview of SAP's high stakes Sapphire Now - and how to track it on diginomica. Plus: cybersecurity reckons with WannaCry (and Trump). Your whiffs include security questions of questionable value, and Facebook getting creepy with teen targeting.
The SAP Cloud Platform is quietly going through a multi-cloud evolution. Perhaps not so quietly, now that Dick Hirsch has put his research chops to the test. In this special Sapphire Now tech preview, Hirsch shares what he's uncovered, and why the SCP multi-cloud approach - properly realized - could give SAP an edge.
Pricing and SAP's Next Big Thing will dominate SAPPHIRENow 17. There is both excitement and concern at some hefty challenges that lay ahead. Whatever happens, it will be 'interesting.'