As week-end workout, I tried to summarize my views on SAP’s approach to the HCM market in 25, 50 and 100 words.
In 25 words
SAP is enabling the HCM transition to the cloud but will keep investing heavily in core HR on-premise so customers can leverage their existing systems.
In 50 words
The HCM market is directionally moving to the cloud. Many customers will go directly to SAP’s full-cloud solution, which is globalized, integrated to the ERP and functionally ahead of competition. Others will prefer SAP’s hybrid solution combining existing core HR foundations, where SAP is investing heavily, with cloud Talent Management.
In 100 words
The HCM market is directionally moving to the cloud. Many customers already have a deliberate cloud strategy. For them, SAP offers a unique full-cloud solution which is globalized, functionally advanced and integrated to the ERP. It combines the best Talent Management and Analytics suite with state-of-the art cloud core HR. On the other hand, some customers will prefer to build on top of their existing core HR foundations to deliver strategic Talent Management and Analytics. For them, SAP will keep investing heavily in core HR on-premise and deliver a hybrid integration between core HR on-premise and cloud Talent Management.
I hope it helps clarify a lot of questions I received recently from various stakeholders.
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