SAP CFO Shoots Down Larry Ellison Claim of Oracle Snatching SAP Customers

SAP CFO Shoots Down Larry Ellison Claim of Oracle Snatching SAP Customers

September 10, 2020
SAP CFO Luka Mucic has unequivocally shot down claims made by Oracle chairman Larry Ellison during the past year that a huge SAP ERP customer was on the verge of defecting to Oracle, with many more certain to follow. “I have checked and we have not lost a single [ERP] customer” to Oracle, Mucic said
Cover image for Cloud Wars Live: Modern Cloud ERP Is Ruining ERP's Scary Reputation!

Modern Cloud ERP Is Ruining ERP’s Scary Reputation! | Sadin on Digital

June 22, 2020
“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk about modern cloud ERP, and how the "four letter word" of business is becoming a powerful
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who recently spoke on the company's Q3 earnings call

Larry Ellison’s View: Oracle Whipping Workday, Kicking AWS, Sacking SAP

March 16, 2020
Leaning into Oracle’s strong fiscal-Q3 earnings results, founder and chairman Larry Ellison tried last week to make the case that his contentious company is winning its battles in the cloud with primary rivals Workday, Amazon and SAP. While Ellison always uses Oracle’s quarterly earnings calls to claim superiority over his rivals, he can be particularly
Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who has promised to steal a major SAP customer this year

Oracle-SAP Showdown: Will Larry Ellison Rip Huge ERP Customer from SAP as Promised?

March 11, 2020
It’s now mid-March and therefore the time when Oracle founder Larry Ellison promised to disclose full details about the big German corporation abandoning its SAP on-premises ERP system and migrating to Ellison’s Oracle ERP Cloud. Oracle announces its fiscal-Q3 earnings tomorrow afternoon. That would be the ideal time for it to disclose this cutover customer
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri talks the financials business

Workday Says High-Flying Financials Business Will Surpass Flagship HCM

December 13, 2019
Despite continued strong growth from its flagship HCM product line that’s the dominant player among the Fortune 500, Workday says its high-flying Financials business will become the company’s biggest revenue driver over the next several years. That crossover event is still some ways down the road, but it’s highly significant. It clearly underscores Workday’s ability
Is SAP or Oracle #1 in ERP?

SAP and Oracle’s Larry Ellison Just Can’t Agree: Who’s #1?

November 14, 2019
In case you thought one of the tech industry’s most bitterly contested rivalries was slowing down, both SAP and Oracle are making it perfectly clear that they’re just getting warmed up in their mutual quests to be the world’s #1 apps provider. At SAP’s Capital Markets Day with financial analysts earlier this week, newly named
SAP's executive board speaks during SAP Capital Markets Day

SAP after Bill McDermott: Crush Product Silos, Focus on Customer Success

November 13, 2019
In a 4-hour coming-out party with the financial-analyst community, SAP’s new co-CEOs fully committed to the company’s growth plans in the cloud and beyond, while vowing to make customer success SAP’s #1 priority and to exterminate product silos and low-growth vestiges of the company’s past. Speaking proudly of SAP’s heritage and the huge legacy of
Salesforce announces new Manufacturing Cloud

Salesforce Invades SAP: Links Sales + ERP Data for Manufacturing

September 24, 2019
The intensifying competition between SAP and Salesforce for world leadership in enterprise SaaS ratcheted up a few notches last week as Salesforce promised to link sales and ERP data in its brand-new Manufacturing Cloud. The announcement from Salesforce is the latest in a series of moves and countermoves by two of the world’s largest and
Oracle founder Larry Ellison says that his company will best SAP in ERP

Oracle Will Dethrone SAP as World’s #1 ERP Vendor, Vows Larry Ellison

September 13, 2019
Noting that he’s “almost afraid to mention” that Oracle’s cloud ERP market share is about 95%, Oracle founder Larry Ellison said his booming cloud business is starting to peel away huge SAP customers and will eventually unseat SAP as the world’s #1 ERP provider. What we have here is a classic bit of gamesmanship between
Sadin on Digital: The New ERP

Outsource Software, Not Brains | Sadin on Digital | Cloud Wars Live

April 11, 2019

“Wayne Sadin on Digital Strategy” episodes will explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. We’ll focus on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk about how companies large and small can harness the power, capability and flexibility of new and emerging ERP solutions.