SAP co-CEO Jen Morgan poses with employees, after talking about new Remote Work Pulse tool

7,600 Companies Pounce on Free SAP Solution to Help Employees Manage COVID-19 Stress

April 7, 2020
SAP Qualtrics has discovered huge demand for a free new solution designed to help businesses monitor how WFH employees are feeling and offer them real-time support in these high-stress times. Eight days ago during an appearance on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money, SAP co-CEO Jennifer Morgan said that more than 5,000 companies were already using the
SAP co-CEO Christian Klein, who joined Cloud Wars for an exclusive interview about customers and more

SAP Has Twice as Many Cloud ERP Customers as Oracle: Exclusive Co-CEO Interview

April 6, 2020
SAP is decisively outperforming rival Oracle in cloud ERP as business customers are demanding intelligent end-to-end cloud solutions fusing HCM, procurement, spend management and other formerly siloed processes, SAP co-CEO Christian Klein said in an exclusive Cloud Wars interview. While Klein’s perspectives on customer momentum in the red-hot cloud ERP marketplace are certainly intriguing, the
Cloud Wars Logo with text, Tech's Response to COVID-19: SAP offers Ariba Discovery free

SAP: Big Spike in Use of Sourcing App Offered Free During COVID-19

March 30, 2020
(The latest in our series examining the tech industry’s response to COVID-19.)   Since making its Ariba Discovery sourcing software temporarily available at no charge to help businesses cope with supply-chain disruptions, SAP said buyer postings have increased by 51% and supplier responses have jumped by 177%. On March 10, as the world began to
Cloud Wars Logo with text, Tech's Response to COVID-19: Microsoft and SAP CEOs speak

As COVID-19 Rages, Microsoft & SAP CEOs Share Messages of Gratitude, Empathy, Hope

March 23, 2020
(This is the latest in a series on how leading tech companies are supporting and encouraging employees, customers and extended communities in the time of Coronavirus.)   As COVID-19 continued wreaking havoc on billions of people across the globe late last week, the CEOs of SAP and Microsoft shared powerful messages of commitment, hope, thanks
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
CEO Aneel Bhusri, who is turning up the heat vs. Oracle at Workday

Workday Vs. Oracle and SAP: Turning Up Heat in Red-Hot Financials Market

March 10, 2020
While Workday has long been synonymous with the HR market, its fast-growing Financials business and greatly enhanced product lineup have made it a very serious competitor for traditional heavyweights Oracle and SAP. For its fiscal started Feb. 1, Workday said it expects revenue for its Financials portfolio to grow in the “low 40’s percent” while
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri, who called out SAP and Oracle on a recent earnings call

Workday CEO Hammers Oracle and SAP over Shortcomings in Fortune 500

March 3, 2020
The inability of Oracle and SAP to consistently deliver successful HCM cloud deployments for longtime corporate customers has opened the door for Workday to snatch those HCM accounts, Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said last week. During Workday’s Q4 and full fiscal-year earnings call, Bhusri cited the company’s excellent results in HCM during Q4: 11 new
The SAP co-CEOs led a recent Q4 earnings call

SAP Hits Back at Larry Ellison’s Claim that Oracle’s Snatching ERP Customers

February 11, 2020
Dismissing Larry Ellison’s claim that Oracle is about to start ripping and replacing traditional SAP ERP systems, SAP co-CEO Christian Klein recently said SAP’s market share is more than twice that of any competitor, is growing rapidly in all phases, and is adding corporate customers that have never used SAP before. There’s much more here
ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott may partner with Salesforce or SAP for CRM

Salesforce-SAP Showdown: Will Bill McDermott and ServiceNow Be CRM King-Makers?

February 10, 2020
As SAP mounts an aggressive assault on Salesforce’s dominant position in the huge CRM marketplace, look for one of those cloud giants to partner-up with ServiceNow to deliver breakthrough capabilities in the world’s largest software market. ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott—who spent the last decade as CEO of SAP—recently offered a come-one, come-all invitation to the