Thread regarding SAP layoffs

SAP needs less mushy inspiration and far more innovation

Why cut development anywhere at SAP? SAP should be doubling down on development such that sales people are no longer needed, that is that the software solutions are compelling enough to sell themselves. Alas, the SAP CEO is a glad handing sales guy. Seriously, SAP needs less mushy inspiration and far more innovation. And this Utah startup!? What a waste of gunpowder. The last thing the world or SAP needs is a sentiment capture software tool, let alone one that cost 8 billion dollars. What SAP needs is to stick to its original knitting and build software that is capable of getting a handle on business ops. It has let that mission slide, having rested on its laurels in this area, but there’s so much more work to do in this area, and it appears that SAP has given up.

Well said @RPC1vzg-6efhi

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl

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I am not confident of innovation. There are some HANA sales people who failed in selling HANA but are still around because they are from the inner circle. To make things worse, they are now revamping themselves as “Business Innovation Strategists”!

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl-4oag

Someone wrote before:

SAP buys companies that ARE innovative in the hope that the culture will permeate the " SAP". But then they always fall back to making sure that the new shiny penny knows that SAP is the boss and gets all of the innovative drive managed right out of them.

No, that's wrong. Some of the acquired companies act as if they have acquired us. SAP is the only company which seems to be ashamed of its headquarter - that's at least my impression.

Innovation is more than just having ideas; you have to productize them. German engineers spend more time on getting their products ready for productive use - and far less on announcements and marketing. But that does not mean that they are less innovative.

But I agree: sometimes it's required to get "fresh blood" in. However, it's super important to ensure that new and old players are working closely together to utilize the new energy. Just to raise competition and hope for integration to happen despite the isolation is stupid - but bitter reality

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl-3srd

"SAP was developed by a developer, was controlled by a controller and will be sold by a salesman"...

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl-3vxh

SAP buys companies that ARE innovative in the hope that the culture will permeate the "old SAP". But then they always fall back to making sure that the new shiny penny knows that SAP is the boss and gets all of the innovative drive managed right out of them.

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl-1jlq

Seriously... hypocrite at its best.

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Post ID: @Y3I6exl-1nrd

Wry nicely said

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