Rapid Implementation – is the promised land finally here ?


Mike Krigsman posted this today morning on his ZDNET blog http://www.zdnet.com/blog/projectfailures/predicting-2012-rapid-implementation-in-focus/ . I tried to post a comment, but somehow that does not seem to have posted. So I thought of posting it here.   I am not entirely convinced that Rapid Deployments will bring terrific benefits, but will be watching it closely in 2012. Continue reading “Rapid Implementation – is the promised land finally here ?”

SAP Mobility solutions – Should SI’s play or stay on sidelines?


As many of you know – all my professional life, I have worked for System Integrators – both big and small. And as a result, every time there is something new in enterprise software, I am curious to see if SIs have any role to play , or whether they should just sit it out. Continue reading “SAP Mobility solutions – Should SI’s play or stay on sidelines?”

Will the economy hurt SAP? BofA/Merrill thinks it will, I seriously doubt it


Today morning, I saw this news  http://www.businessinsider.com/analyst-sap-headed-for-rocky-patch-2011-12 and then this article in Forbes ( written by someone in Forbes Staff, not advoice)  http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/12/16/sap-merrill-downgrades/?partner=yahootix BofA / Merrill Lynch analyst Chandramouli Sriraman downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral.  And when I checked the stock for SAP AG, it seemed to be trading about 2.6% down. AndContinue reading “Will the economy hurt SAP? BofA/Merrill thinks it will, I seriously doubt it”

SAP Influencer Summit – 2011, It’s all about the cloud


I almost missed the SAP Influencer Summit in Boston this year due to a last minute official trip across the oceans . But things worked out, and I managed to get back to Boston to attend the Influencer summit .  In fact the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Boston had quite a few SAP folksContinue reading “SAP Influencer Summit – 2011, It’s all about the cloud”

SAP gets SuccessFactors/Dalgaard, SFDC gets Rypple/Wookey – Game on!


Last few days have been a lot of fun in EnSW world in terms of acquisitions. Two that picked the most interest in my mind were SAP buying SuccessFactors and SalesForce buying Rypple.  It is not just the companies alone – it is the people who are going to run them that interest me more.Continue reading “SAP gets SuccessFactors/Dalgaard, SFDC gets Rypple/Wookey – Game on!”

Leaving on a Jet Plane, thinking they could have done it better


I am in Trivandrum Airport(Capital of Kerala,the southern most state in India – and also my hometown) now, at the domestic terminal waiting for the flight to Bangalore . There is no internet access here, so by the time I post this, I will probably  be in Bangalore, Frankfurt or even Boston. I am onContinue reading “Leaving on a Jet Plane, thinking they could have done it better”

SAP buys SuccessFactors – a few random thoughts


I heard the news of SAP buying SuccessFactors while in the cab to PHX airport for a last minute business trip to India. And I am typing this from the plane – the first of four that will take me to Kolkata. On my way back from India, I will get to attend the SAPContinue reading “SAP buys SuccessFactors – a few random thoughts”