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SAP Facts Chuck Norris style – We have a winner!

The contest

The “SAP Facts Chuck Norris style” contest which was announced in the blog Humor@SAP Contest: Are you ready? has now come to an end.

The task was to write the most funny SAP fact in the same form as Chuck Norris facts . After an approval process, the facts were open for voting on, so it’s the SDN community which has been the judge (and excecutor). There has been a lot of activity and in total 2855 votes and over 19 000 pageviews(alright it was 19 002; over 19 000 sounds much more impressive). That means that there has been 1 vote pr 175 SDN member or 0.00571 vote pr SDN member.

Who won? That’s what I am going to tell you if you stop asking questions.

The Winners are (*drum roll*)

Third place

There is no third place. How could that be?

Second place

The second place is actually shared between two facts (damn, now I have to write code that handles that also)

Second place nr 1(125 points):“SAP Stands for Shai Agassi Products”
 by Eddy De Clercq

Second place nr 2(125 points):“Chuck Norris uses SAP to keep track of his death count”
 by Dagfinn Parnas (I rigged the vote.. muhahahah)

And the grand prize(200 points) goes to


The matrix runs SAP
 by Ibai Peña by Ibai Peña

Congratulations Ibai, your fact was in a league of its own and won a deserved victory. Please note that you are now an official SDN celebrity, Craig will give you a talk on how this affects your life. Unfortunately, I haven’t got your email, but I’ll try to get in contact via the SDN team. The matrix runs SAP

All winner will be paid be fully paid in SDN points.


Honourable mentions

This is the final top 40 of facts. A big cheer for them all. Unfortunately, there are a lot of good facts that didn’t make this list because they didn’t have the required 20 votes that was needed in order to insure voting was fair. You can check those out at the new list.

Position Fact Name Votes Score
1.  The matrix runs SAP Ibai Peña 106 7.66
2.  Chuck Norris uses SAP to keep track of his death count Dagfinn Parnas 73 7.5
2.  SAP stands for Shai Agassi Products Eddy De Clercq 64 7.5
4.  When SAP NetWeaver was released, there was a disturbance in the Force Dagfinn Parnas 52 7.47
5.  Oracle runs SAP Dagfinn Parnas 105 7.44
6.  There is only one number greater than the number of transactions in a SAP system – the number of people that Mark and Craig want to turn into SDN community members. Max Moder 36 7.43
7.  Read in Wikipedia under the term Oracle: “… the use of Oracle bones dates as far back as the Shai Dynasty” Eddy De Clercq 50 7.42
8.  SAP wins a patent for all technologies whose names have 3-letter acronyms: ERP, CRM, MDM, XML, ESA, SOA etc… Valery Silaev 44 7.41
9.  By reading the source code of transaction SE38 you will temporarily be granted invisibility Dagfinn Parnas 63 7.39
10.  “ABAP is the only language understood by aliens” – SETI Sharath V 22 7.38
10.  Yes, even Larry Ellison is a homo SAPience Eddy De Clercq 59 7.38
10.  In the ABAP forum some SDNers use the Psychic Friends Network to predict the next question to have the answer ready before it even has been posted. Mark Finnern 57 7.38
13.  HAL9000 ran 4.6C and spoke to Dave through a voice interface via EP6 SP2. While in transit the upgrade to SP9 was performed. There were issues……….. David J. Rutt 39 7.36
13.  SAP expects the Spanish Inquisition Dagfinn Parnas 29 7.36
15.  SAP is such a great software that initially there weren’t any errors. But in order to have any work to do at all, they made up some bugs Blag 69 7.35
15.  SAP XI is used by Pentagon to translate alien radio signals to plain english Dagfinn Parnas 50 7.35
17.  Oracle still hides the fact that FUSION stands for: Finally use SAP in our network Dirk 56 7.34
18.  A popular sentence when dating: “MySAP or YourSAP?” Eddy De Clercq 63 7.33
19.  One day in the near future SDN points will replace the dollar as the preferred method of payment Dagfinn Parnas 45 7.32
19.  What Yoda really meant to say about the force: Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to ABAP. Stephen 31 7.32
21.  Think Bill Gates is generous? SAP has earned $10 in donations for its partners for every $1 it makes. vinnie mirchandani 23 7.31
21.  If you post a question in the SDN ABAP forum, Rich Heilman already has the answer typed in and is just waiting for you to press the “Post Message” button. Max Moder 58 7.31
23.  SAP made Bill Gates retire. When asked why, SAP answered “Because we can” Dagfinn Parnas 48 7.3
24.  In the US Army, SAPpers are combat engineers. Eddy De Clercq 46 7.28
25.  GOD runs SAP Dagfinn Parnas 58 7.25
25.  Not 42, but SAP is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Fred Sterk 34 7.25
27.  SAP is so secure that condoms are made from it Eddy De Clercq 35 7.24
28.  SAP only made its software so complicated because this way they were able to lay the foundation for the vast SDN community that would soon replace all SAP developers. As SDN points areeasier to give away than monetary salary, the company’s increase in profitability is expected to crush all existing stock software, making place for SAP to installed in there, which would increase sales again … all in order with the SDN program (SAP Dies Never). Max Moder 25 7.23
29.  Rich Heilman does not need ST22 – he is fixing bugs just by logging into the system. Max Moder 22 7.22
29.  SAP = MS^2 Eddy De Clercq 62 7.22
31.  SAP NetWeaver is based on alien technology Dagfinn Parnas 63 7.17
31.  The European Union has decided that by 2008, ABAP will be the only offical language used in parliament Dagfinn Parnas 57 7.17
33.  SAP is so efficient in creating software, there is actually only one developer writing code, all others are architects and managers. Matthias Zeller 41 7.12
34.  The World is goverened by SAP Master Data Management Dagfinn Parnas 46 6.92
35.  Do you think SAP break the cars engine of F1 Team McLaren ? Manuel Rodriguez 37 6.83
36.  Shai Agassi and Andre Agassi are brothers Valery Silaev 43 6.8
37.  SAP stands for “Sammelstelle Arbeitsloser Physiker” (Collection Point for Unemployed Physicists) Matthias Zeller 30 6.79
38.  Contrary to popular belief, Walldorf is actually the centre of the universe Dagfinn Parnas 47 6.76
39.  Chuck Norris is such a purist that he writes his Netweaver Java Apps in pure byte-code. Michal Krawczyk 32 6.69
40.  Active Server Pages (ASP) are based on the technical specifications of Business Server Pages (BSP) Craig Cmehil 43 6.62


The SAP fact site will be closed for voting for a couple of weeks now, so that everyone can admire the results and bask in the glory of the winners. Afterwards, it will be open again for anyone to submit new facts as well as vote for facts.

Cheers Dagfinn

PS: I’ll make sure everyone gets there rightly deserved points from the SDN group.

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  • Incredible.

    I didn´t really spect to win, just take part on this funny contest. Looks like I had a good a idea, and people did like it.

    The one I really like was Eddy De Clercq´s “SAP stands for Shai Agassi Products”.

    Just say thank you to everybody. Keep on making this kind of contest, where we can mix work and pleasure.

    Ibai Peña