back to article SAP wins competition to replace own ageing system at UK council

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), a public authority in the sleepy west county of England, is preparing for a major upgrade to its ERP system in a project using the so-called "RISE with SAP" program. A contract award notice says the authority has signed a £7.3m contract with the German software giant for the "further …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cloud sales

    SAP are so desperate to sell more cloud software that they're no longer paying any commission to their sales team for on-prem licences. They believe that the improved stock market valuation will more than offset the drop in profit.

    That means their Partners are struggling to get quotes approved or sales entered. To give the Partners an even greater push, all discounts are removed from the end of March.

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Cloud sales

      I bet that SAPs the reps' will to live...

  2. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    So, what's the betting? I'll go for three months later, 50% over budget, 60% functional, messy contract buy out in there years, £250k golden handshake for the council CEO.

    1. Altrux

      You're optimistic!

      1. Korev Silver badge
        Headmaster

        I'd say pessimistic.... I mean, only £250K for the golden parachute, that'll barely buy you decent car these days!!!!

  3. andy 103
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    A one horse race

    If they were already using SAP then it's pretty much a one horse race in terms of who gets to "migrate" them on to something different.

    Given how difficult it seems to get data in and out of SAP I doubt anyone else would want to touch this.

    I don't know how old the senior management are within that council but I'd be willing to bet they'll be retiring just as this fucks up... Naturally having been paid handsomely (or back-hander-ly) for agreeing it with SAP or some third party consultants who have brought them into the cloudy future.

    Call me skeptical but you know it's probably not far from the truth.

  4. Dave@Home

    Sign here and pay x million for the next iteration of the Sanduhr Anzeige Programm

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