War of Talents
But SAP's existing customers live and work in a complex system of business, organizational, technical, and licensing challenges.
Knowing that there are maintenance engineers for Business Suite 7 somewhere is only half the battle. What about Abap and Java modifications, the Java licensing issue, Abap experts and programmers, database administrators for AnyDB? The list can be continued almost indefinitely.
The added value of the SAP community is its colorfulness and diversity. But the SAP community doesn't always attract the best employees. And diversity is an organizational challenge.
Start-ups and other IT companies have more appeal. The necessary maintenance extension 2027/2030 is a good decision, now SAP should also think about its implementation.