SAP is constantly transforming its service portfolio, however the modifications in the last decade can be thought about a new record. Numerous things have actually been changing and in such a speed that is pretty hard to follow up the technological revolution, in the middle of this procedure there are a lot of specialists that still didn’t discover their method to follow these changes and transform themselves as IT experts.
If you’ve been examining the motions in the SAP market in the ins 2015 you probably observe one of the following products from the list listed below:
– The advancement and release of HANA database.
– The shift from SAP ECC to S/4HANA.
– The inclusion of SAP Gateway and OData Services in the integration portfolio.
– The adoption of SAP Fiori as the main interface.
– The cloud revolution and move from on-premise to SAP Cloud Platform.
– The digital improvement with brand-new info systems like SuccessFactors, Ariba and C/4HANA.
Notification that a few of these items had several rebrandings in the past (e.g. HANA Cloud Platform, a.k.a. HCP) but I am using the current names to prevent any misconception for consultants that didn’t experience those updates in the past.
The release of SAP Cloud Platform is one of the most essential items from the list above, since SAP chose to put concentrate on its cloud strategy we started to observe huge effects in the industry, for instance, the digital transformation powered by separate cloud options and numerous products being changed or transferred to the cloud like SAP CPI (SAP Cloud Platform Integration) or SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud).
The cloud method brings a lot of benefits for SAP but in my opinion these are the most crucial items:
– Reduced overall expense with upkeep and assistance (can you imagine a world without SAP notes?).
– Increased revenue with license based upon service usage instead of the old user license technique.
– Better adaptation to standard processes and fast application.
– Easy to broaden list of services provided and innovate in various locations.
Considering that SAP controls the data centers, infra-structure and the software releases it is actually simple to offer updates to the service or perhaps innovate launching brand-new services without creating problems to things currently released. The updates are also quicker, usually launched quarterly.
For clients there is another advantage that is the payment based on intake, SAP likewise increases the earnings altering from the old design of user license to service usage membership.
The adoption of the standard process gets more focus due to the lowered extensibility scope however with the updates of SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory (Kyma).
At the first blush it is quite challenging to see the benefit given that you generally require getting much part of your work experience, placed on the side and reboot all over again studying brand-new technologies and attempting to adapt to the new patterns in the market. The biggest benefits for us is the fact that SAP is moving from its comfort zone and investing in brand name brand-new innovation to follow the changes in the market and stay updated, this is the finest technique to expand the organisation and bring the finest game against rivals, for consultants it is also exceptional since we are not going to work with obsolete innovation and stay behind compared to the remainder of the IT market.
Even if you reveal a various opinion from my statement above there is just reality that we can’t disregard that is the need to move out from our convenience zone and start to discover and discover all the new techs offered by SAP, so what’s next?