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Author's profile photo Sarhan Polatates

TechEd2018: SAP is on the right path to be a Cloud Native Company

I could not attend both TechEd’s in Las Vegas and Barcelona, but I tried to follow it online and from the fellows’ tweets.

4 or 5 years ago Bill McDermott has declared in an interview (sorry I could not remember exactly) that: ” SAP will be a cloud company powered by HANA and presented by beautiful Fiori screens.

This year I am really convinced that SAP almost hit their targets:

  1. Almost all major SAP offerings are moved to cloud or has a cloud native twin.
  2. SAP has cloud platform with full support of Cloud Foundry principles with Kubernetes support. Now extending SAP Cloud Products are so easy.
  3. Existing expertise is not wasted, ABAP now in CP.

(Many thanks to Matthias Steiner  for the screenshot, I get it from his twitter feed)

However I am very much impressed to see how Intelligent Enterprise is evolved into something real: SAP Intelligent RPA Studio.

This will really change the rules in RPA market, any process/step in most of the SAP products (S/4HANA, Ariba, Concur, SF, I can only noticed these ones in Keynote today) can be recorded and enhanced (this means you teach the bots) and can be saved as a bot skills. Building combinations/collaborations of bot skills are designed as process automation. Great thing is CoPilot can consume these automation.

(Many thanks to Tammy Powlas  for the screenshot, I get it from her twitter feed)

I have only one concern : pricing. SAP Ecosytem need a simple pricing !!! Please do it right at first time.

Now there are real and solid reasons to move to new SAP World.


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      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      <Sigh> Let's not forget Hana on-premise.   I honestly think a hybrid approach will be nicer.   Consider...  Pricing!  Changing! and more..

      Author's profile photo Sarhan Polatates
      Sarhan Polatates
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      Of course we need to seriously take into consideration S/4 on-Premise, however extensions and all related tools will be on the cloud, I believe.

      Many thanks for your comment Michelle,