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BuByDe is dead

Hosting software will bury what "cloud doctor" Lars Dalgaard, SuccessFactors founder and ex-SAP executive, and Jim Hagemann Snabe, ex-Co-CEO of SAP, already suspected in 2012.
Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine
March 16, 2023
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

SAP discontinued Business ByDesign, BuByDe, at the end of last year - instead of creating an open source solution

The former software revolution and cloud vision Business ByDesign, BuByDe, by Professor Hasso Plattner and former Chief Technology Officer Peter Zencke is being laid to rest. BuByDe will be handled by SAP partner HCLTech. The Indian family-owned company is to maintain the hosting software with cloud character in the coming years and make legal adjustments.

SAP is thus missing another opportunity, because BuByDe was once a pioneer of the cloud computing era. Now SAP could release the offering as open source and attract thousands of developers to this innovative ERP solution. Repositioned with "Hana power feed", an unrivaled offering could emerge here.

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Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine

Peter M. Färbinger, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief E3 Magazine DE, US and ES (, AG, Freilassing (DE), E-Mail: and Tel. +49(0)8654/77130-21

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