back to article It's a matter of when, not if, customers move to the cloud, SAP tells investors

SAP is telling investors that customers' migration to the cloud is only a matter of when – not if – despite evidence to the contrary from users, analysts, and other third parties. During a call with investors, Scott Russell, SAP executive board member for customer success, said the company's large customer base, which includes …

  1. AMBxx Silver badge
    Thumb Down

    Same old SAP

    It really does stand for 'Such Arrogant Pr!cks'

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Same old SAP

      I have no idea why they think anyone will bend to their will. Were it me I would be hesitant as the article says to put my customer data on their cloud. I would want written into any contract for any SAP cloudiness that they’re responsible for any GDPR breaches and any subsequent fines. That would be the absolute minimum before even considering moving anything anywhere near their cloud.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Same old SAP

        Isn't using SAP a sign to be easily manipulated? Going cloud will be great!1!11

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Same old SAP

      sad SAPs

  2. Grunchy Bronze badge

    I’m moving to the cloud imminently

    I finally figured out how to put my old Raid Array into HBA mode, also how to enable IOMMU. On my proxmox cluster. So I finished setting up my ZFS “RaidZ” array and am about ready to begin deploying a whole mess of VMs.

    (To me, the “thin client” scene royally kicks “the cloud” in the trousers’ backside. I’ve got NAS backups out the wazoo, I can’t wait to get hit with ransomware!)

  3. nautica Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    "Investors"...including those who have gotten wise and who're bailing out...

    From the title--

    "It's a matter of when, not if, customers move to the cloud, SAP tells investors"

    "Moving To The Cloud" is the new "HEY! Invest all your money in this new, can't-miss scheme called CryptoCurrency' "

    Check this out.


    From an earlier post--

    I once had a boss whose (outstandingly) summarized the problem with leasing anything : "Three people cannot live as cheaply as two."

  4. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

    Good luck with that

    Good luck with that -- companies bought into SAP (in decades past) partially because of the ability to customize it to hook into their existing business systems (to slurp data out of them), etc. Why would one go into a cloud version of SAP where customizations are not permitted? And if you had to go and redo everything anyway to fit a standard, why would you then stick with SAP?

    I'm sure they know what they are doing, plenty of SAP users are already in their cloud. But I think they are sorely mistaken if they think the customers with lets say "bespoke" SAP setups are going to give them up.

    1. arthoss

      Re: Good luck with that

      I guess if a newish big company moves to a cloud now, and they just became large, they will implement all this specific stuff on SF because it’s possible. But otherwise why pay more for something you already have? It’s not cheaper, the cloud, it’s more expensive.

      I hope SAP saves some piece of the humble pie they’re going to have to eat soonish. For me, because I like pies.

  5. Missing Semicolon Silver badge

    Sick company

    If the profits are compromised "owing partly to the increase in share-based compensation" i.e, paying the execs more.

  6. lonely at the bottom

    Transformation is a continuous journey, not a lift-and-shift approach

    It beats me that a high-ranking official of SAP's user group isn't aware that move to public (or even private) cloud means scrapping of your legacy customizations, minimizing bespoke solutions as much as possible and adopting vendor solutions (SAP's or third-party's) — and this should be done continuously on a day-by-day basis, not once every ten years or so. SAP should be bashed for giving the wrong message here, with a supposedly lift-and-shift approach that isn't working (can you lift a 1970's technology to native cloud?) when a major overhaul is needed instead. Actually, an industry wide problem is that vendors sugar-coat their products and downplay the strong governance and transformation needed to eventually get to cloud from a legacy environment.

  7. Jim 68

    Didn't the Hindenburg lift us into the cloud?

    Wow, we just bought this VAX 780 and now we can free ourselves from leasing time on that IBM mainframe and control our own culture.

    Shift forward a few decades and we're floating toward the Cloud, inhaling its mephistic vapors from the hookah.

    Does any of this sound familiar?

  8. ICL1900-G3

    Board member for Customer success!

    Jesus wept! Do they also have a board member for customer failure?

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like