back to article SAP tells investors it plans to make €5bn RISE up into its clouds with lift and shift push

SAP aims to convert €5bn in revenue from support and software licences into cloud subscriptions over the next five years, according to the German software giant's CFO. Speaking to investors on a conference call with Morgan Stanley, Luca Mucic fleshed out how the so-called RISE with SAP programme, designed to "lift" on-premises …

  1. AMBxx Silver badge
    FAIL

    Life and shift

    They make it sound so simple!! The reality is that HANA is such a big migration that it's a great opportunity to review the alternatives. If you're the vendor who's managed to lock-in your customers, you don't make this sort of mistake.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Life and shift

      I'm aware of three or four migrations to the latest version of SAP (which includes) HANA and they all went well. The first one is over a year old and the customer is still very happy. I can't claim much credit for the success as I mostly only got involved in arranging hardware.

      The key to getting it right seems to be to follow SAP advice with customisations/APIs.

      As for going to the cloud... hmmm, a topic for another day perhaps :-)

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "A customer [..] will roughly pay twice the amount of existing maintenance"

    Ain't it nice when you can print your own money ?

  3. HildyJ Silver badge
    Devil

    Lift and Shift?

    More Cuff and Jail to me.

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