SAP Analytics customers have a new way to purchase products, and SAP has a clever way to get us kids to eat our vegetables (so to speak). Eric, Jamie, and I sat down with Jayne Landry, who’s job title is hard to fit on a business card, to talk about the new licensing strategy of Bundles.
Head on over to DSLayer.net and download the podcast, and serve it up with a heapin’ helpin’ of show notes:
00:30 – Intros and bromance
01:20 – Some good chuckles about Jayne’s long job title
02:00 – What’s a Bundle?
02:30 – Janye gives a history lesson on now license bundles came to be
03:15 – We like to eat elephant
04:20 – An Analytics smoothie
05:00 – Who is the target market for analytics bundles?
05:40 – A shout-out to Tammy Datri and her enthusiasm for EDGE
07:30 – Sad reality that we can’t put the whole BI suite on a PC under our desk
08:00 – First mention of Visual Intelligence
08:30 – Greg reminisces about the time he had to choose Microsoft over SAP
10:00 – Jamie is curious about packages. Industry packages, that is.
11:00 – Jayne relays how a partner did a happy dance in her office
12:00 – Jamie speculates about the addition of database tech into the bundle
13:30 – Mobi gets some love
13:40 – Jamie blows the lid off of the Afaria inclusion into the Bundle
15:60 – How does all of this go over in other markets like APJ?
17:50 – Discussion of the Concurrent Session Based License (CSBL)
19:00 – Rounding out the offering?
20:00 – Predictive gets some love
21:15 – Wrap-ups and parting comments