Thread regarding SAP layoffs

Hasso Plattner

Said in May 2019:

““We have to change how we work and we have to use new talent.”

“A cultural change is coming”

“Germans would rather sit in front of the tv eating pretzels than innovate”

This is coming for your own founder and fellow countryman. Lol! Lol! Lol !

SAP management is a joke, even by their own founder.

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This is strange indeed! Less than 10 years ago, Hasso actually made very positive comments about SAP employees!

”Confidence arises out of many factors, and in this context emotions are more important than things that can be measured rationally. That may sound surprising for an IT company but how people perceive things is all-important.... Whether that can be justified objectively is, ultimately, irrelevant.”

“in a company [SAP] that depends in large part on the innovativeness and creativity of its employees, social factors also play an enormous role. The self-assurance of employees and the confidence in the company's ability to continue to innovate are necessary requirements for long-term success...”

Not sure why Hasso talks about pretzel, it is not helping in the self assurance of employees. Maybe the pretzel is a dramatic expression to explain some of the management’s decisions.

https://m.spiegel.de/international/business/sap-founder-hasso-plattner-it-was-a-shock-that-something-like-this-could-happen-a-677851.html

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Post ID: @Bbyg+10y6dIEa

And too boot - the change to S4 is so disruptive and so costly, people fall out of their chairs when the size and scope of the project is actually laid out to them.

The success stories you hear about are almost exclusively tiny little greenfield deployments with a few dozen users, not migrations of large cash generating ECC's. This is not disputable.

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Post ID: @fxvb+10y6dIEa

Hasso, we spent 1 billion usd implementing ECC in our organization convinced that the asset that would last at least 25 years. Now you tell us the life of the asset is only 10 years and we will have to re-build the ERP landscape at even higher price?

No.

We are now motivated in finding alternatives for our business - probably providing opportunity to many companies outside the SAP ecosystem.

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Post ID: @ekxw+10y6dIEa

Hasso ought to swap the pretzels with poppadoms and the guys will be a lot more motivated and creative as a result. And cost less to boot, not!

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Post ID: @dvns+10y6dIEa

Don't bother posting here as they are removed to suit party line only

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Post ID: @dedl+10y6dIEa

Hasso Plattner in the Bloomberg article: "Some things in this country are beyond fossil.”
This should not distract from the technological fossils in his own company, especially the ABAP platform that is still the fundament S/4.

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Post ID: @5vws+10y6dIEa

A big part of the Bloomberg article and SAP's youth program is to normalize age discrimination. This topic is covered in detail in this article.
https://www.brightworkresearch.com/enterprisesoftwarepolicy/2019/08/13/age-discrimination-as-yet-another-way-to-reduce-it-labor-costs/

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Post ID: @4kxr+10y6dIEa

A big part of the Bloomberg article and SAP's youth program is to normalize age discrimination. This topic is covered in detail in this article. http://example.com/31yjS1e

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Post ID: @4thb+10y6dIEa

Hasso Plattner himself created this culture of a self-contained company that does not care about what happened in the outside world. Proprietary technology that is not competitive at all, e.g. HANA and Fiori, not to mention the ABAP platform. Mr Plattner hyped this as if it was a 10 levels above competitors. Look at all the TechEds, SAP inside tracks etc.
SAP is like a sect. His culture lead to the arrogance and complacency that Mr Plattner now is complaining about.

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Post ID: @1hed+10y6dIEa

Wow - this guy needs to retire yesterday. SAP is in bad shape, this sounds like the activist investor talking. Lets not even get into the fact that SAP is bleeding talent that is being snapped up by Google.

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Post ID: @dyv+10y6dIEa

Full story

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-08-09/a-billionaire-software-mogul-doesn-t-want-his-company-to-grow-up

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Post ID: @dim+10y6dIEa

I heard worse insults of the German SAP employees from Hasso. Is he getting old 😆
The one cultural change that is coming for sure is a ‚Hasso-free SAP‘.

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