Beyond SAP: Episode 1
Sapphire essence – SAP’s direction: A Mobile World
An SI POV: Finally, SAP takes an opportunistic approach with Innovation. Everybody seems to be inspired by the recovering economy. Truly an experience beyond the regular Sapphires. All talk real-time, competing 100 days of Co-CEOs. Focus on Lines of business, Innovation and closer to the customers and products and help make decisions real-time. Change. Ecosystem – Open, Social media with Facebook, Twitter and youtube with LinkedIn. Mobile economy (mobility is the new desktop). Business applications need to be mobile, close to real time and unwired. End-to-end business processes closer to the action.
SAP link to Social Networks more relevant than e-mail. Mobile business consumers driving Analytics, realtime for a new category of business applications, witjout business disruption. Leading companies will be mobile companies. “Unwired business networks”. Social media and unwired mobile devices with Sybase to transform through mcommerce. Sybase will run as a seperate business like Business Objects. Consolidation, Innovation & Sustainable leadership, Sustainable resources and Sustainable products.
IT failed to bring together the new needs of business. Selling to the Cloud. From Mainframes, clientservers to web to cloud. Empowerment of people with the voice of connectivity of customers via social media Leo failed in driving sustained leadership and drove a business that was purely focussed on margins, completely ignoring innovation.
Big time agenda – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Social Networks.
1. Social Media
2. Unwired Business Networks
Clear focus on:
2. On-demand (Applications on the cloud) – In-memory technology
Apetite for technology being underlined as part of innovation with virtual worlds. Heterogenous landscape and consolidation with Business Suite 7. The current stack will be challenged, Cloud will rule. BPM becomes a good area of focus. Commodity skills are out. The energy showed, clearly, SAP is now poised for innovation. Finally.
Note: I keep this blog very cryptic with thought blurbs, as these were the key messages without any english fluff that stay on with me as I work through my Business as usual approach with SAP Customers.
Yes, we are finally convinced that SAP is back on track.