Thoughts on SAP Outsourcing, Part 2 – the Devil’s Polygon


Now that I have walked down the memory lane, this time around let me share some thoughts on what earned outsourcing a bit of bad reputation. Again, this is all just my personal view and not that of past or present employers. Outsourcing is not a perfect world at all – and the ill willContinue reading “Thoughts on SAP Outsourcing, Part 2 – the Devil’s Polygon”

SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Madrid – A few HANA questions if I may?


I am going to Madrid next week to attend SAPPHIRENOW. SAP is paying for my flight, hotel and admission. As I am preparing for the trip, I thought I will share the questions I am looking to get answers. My understanding at the moment is that HANA will bring in 100M Euros this year. ItContinue reading “SAPPHIRENOW 2011 Madrid – A few HANA questions if I may?”

SAP Teched 2011,Bangalore – Big stage, Big expectations


SAP Teched Bangalore has already  kicked off with the innojam on mobility theme. I am not there in person, but several friends are, and I am getting near real time updates 🙂 . I was seriously thrilled to see that SAP expects more than 10000 people to show up for the event. I am guessingContinue reading “SAP Teched 2011,Bangalore – Big stage, Big expectations”

SAP HANA vs ORACLE Exalytics – My initial thoughts


I was in Dallas this week for some training, when ORACLE announced Exalytics. Here are my initial thoughts for whatever they are worth. 1.  In terms of vision – I think SAP scores.  SAP has clearly articulated how HANA will evolve, and they have stuck to their guns. ORCL roadmap for exalytics is not exactlyContinue reading “SAP HANA vs ORACLE Exalytics – My initial thoughts”

Is collapsing layers a good thing? Help me understand please


Vishal Sikka explained in his SAPPHIRE and TECHED keynotes that the general direction for SAP is to collapse the multiple layers that exist today, and move more and more of them natively into HANA. It sounded like a pretty neat idea to me when I heard it, and I did not think more about itContinue reading “Is collapsing layers a good thing? Help me understand please”

SAP Teched 2011 – Monday and Tuesday. Hana, Hana and MORE HANA


Sunday was all about innojam. Theme : gamification (is that a word???) of the enterprise. And No – it was not based on “The games people play”. There were 13 teams…well, 12 serious teams and then us – the #PUKR team. PUKR stands for Puppies, Kittens, Unicorns and Rainbows.  To follow us https://www.facebook.com/pages/PuppiesUnicornsKittensandRainbows/123156007786007 . OurContinue reading “SAP Teched 2011 – Monday and Tuesday. Hana, Hana and MORE HANA”

Sunday at SAPTeched 2011 – It is all about Innojam


On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I took the first flight out of PHX to LAS to join fellow mentors and other SAP enthusiasts at SAPTeched.  I was happy to see people choosing to fly on this day – it sends a strong message to the world that Terrorism will NEVER win.   The dayContinue reading “Sunday at SAPTeched 2011 – It is all about Innojam”

SAP HANA – we did it in 4 days, and lived to tell the tale


SAP Teched is fast approaching, and I have an ASUG session on HANA where I am presenting.  Due to a variety of reasons – I could not get my presentation and demo completed earlier. And then the idea dawned on me – why not crowd source this within the larger organization ? Having worked onContinue reading “SAP HANA – we did it in 4 days, and lived to tell the tale”

SAP HANA, Mobility and On Demand – where is the money ?


SAP had a great quarter – and deserves kudos for that.  Not a surprise either that maintenance revenue is the big contributor. Despite what analysts say about disruption and other such stuff – when you have a stable and committed install base, they are not going anywhere in a hurry. So SAP can take reasonableContinue reading “SAP HANA, Mobility and On Demand – where is the money ?”

Are you sure you can make use of REAL TIME data?


Several BI vendors, insist that real time data will magically change the enterprise world. They may be right – I have often heard my customers echo that line too. But here is the question that doesn’t get asked often enough – what will you do with it, if information is delivered to you real time?Continue reading “Are you sure you can make use of REAL TIME data?”