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E-3 Rubrik: Editorial

Here writes the editor-in-chief of E-3 Magazine. Very personal, critical and constructive based on 20 years of experience in the SAP community. Counter-positions, comments and letters to the editor are expressly welcome: pmf@b4bmedia.net

The SAP Supervisory Board is a construction site
For SAP, there are very good reasons why the public cloud should be the future operating model. Users and the SAP community should have more autonomy to pursue their own interests.
Rarely before has the community been so surprised by SAP: the share price is reaching all-time highs, innovation is at rock bottom, and customers are angry and unsettled.
With Professor Hasso Plattner’s departure from the SAP Supervisory Board next year, the company will soon commence an evaluation of the actual function and duties of a Supervisory Board Chairman.
In October, with an outlook to 2024, the question is: can SAP still be trusted? What was once an innovator for standard business software has now become hesitant, lagging behind.
Christian Klein has not only made a mess of SAP's AI development, but is currently being overtaken left and right by his own existing customers when it comes to AI. An old pattern continues.
SAP CEO Christian Klein has achieved a great feat: the pre-programmed crash was prevented. SAP has turned the corner, has not landed in the ditch and is now in calm waters. But where will the company go from here? No one at SAP knows.
Officially, Christian Klein still believes in "cloud first" and hopes for "cloud only". Thousands of SAP's existing customers and his own experts know better: Cloud computing remains out of reach for ERP in the medium term.
The end of SAP as the community knows it. The supervisory board, the executive board, and the IT community would have the chance to save SAP. But false consideration and convenience are preventing the retread.
Professor Hasso Plattner has appointed a successor as SAP Supervisory Board chairman. Punit Renjen was CEO of Deloitte until the end of last year and is to be elected to the SAP Supervisory Board this year.
All is not well with SAP. While a renowned Swiss existing customer praises SAP CRM, Christian Klein is cutting CRM staff and selling Qualtrics. Will that be enough for the next few years?
The S/4 code is to be split and Business ByDesign outsourced. A proof of SAP's lack of imagination. Why doesn't Business ByDesign become open source and S/4 finally become hybrid?
Work on SAP Basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. This gives the so-called Competence Center strategic importance among SAP's existing customers. Regardless of the operating model of an S/4 Hana, topics such as automation, monitoring, security, application lifecycle management, and data management are the basis for the operative S/4 operation. For the second time already, E3 Magazine is hosting a summit in Salzburg for the SAP community to get comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. With an exhibition, expert presentations, and plenty to talk about, we again expect numerous existing customers, partners, and experts in Salzburg. E3 Magazine invites you to Salzburg for learning and exchange of ideas on June 5 and 6, 2024.

Venue

Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket - Available until 29.03.2024
EUR 440 excl. VAT
Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT

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Venue

Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024

Tickets

Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house B4Bmedia.net AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.