back to article RISE with SAP? Never heard of it, say 30% of UK users

Three times the number of SAP users in the UK have never heard of RISE with SAP – the service bundle hoped to accelerate cloud adoption – than plan to use it. According to a survey of 106 SAP user organisations by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG), the independent not-for-profit organisation representing all users of …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "they want to hear the member stories [..] what the end result was and how successful they were"

    Sure, because companies spending tens of millions on an ERP are going to loudly state how unsuccessful they were.

    IIRC, it took a long time before any of SAP's customers dared bring out a lawsuit for non-achievement of contract. Even now that there have been a few, you never really hear about them for long (and I'm not even comparing with SCO).

    So, to me, listening to "success stories" about SAP is basically listening to one guy's tale about he justified a massive yearly bonus (*).

    * : as usual, caveats apply - I'm sure there are genuine success stories here and there, I just wouldn't trust an Internet forum about that.

  2. DJV Silver badge

    I could be right*

    But maybe RISE has a limited public image problem.

    * But I could be wrong...

  3. Slipoch

    SAP = useless and non-relational relational dbs

    So the Vic government spent >10 mil, and over 10 years trying to get a basic SAP system setup for taking educational enrollments in one state of Australia. SAP proudly had this system on it's page as a 'success' story.

    Over the ten years it didn't manage to take a single enrollment.

    In other news I have direct access to a SAP db at the moment. There are tables with no primary key and no combined key setup, SAP seems to think that having the FE software control the relations is better than having a normalised db.

    Incidentally SAP was involved in the deleting of all the records of children at risk in QLD, the leaking of location data on people escaping domestic violence (this got back to some of the perpetrators and resulted in at least 1 death of a child).

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