SAP CEO Christian Klein, who recently highlighted SAP's Industry Cloud as a new growth driver

SAP’s Secret Weapon: Month-Old Industry Cloud Already ‘Growth Driver’

July 16, 2020
As SAP reported preliminary Q2 revenue growth of 21%, CEO Christian Klein revealed the vast potential of SAP’s month-old Industry Cloud by calling it out by name in referring to the company’s “growth drivers.” In line with German financial regulations, SAP each quarter delivers preliminary results a couple of weeks before it reports its final
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Google Cloud and SAP logos, highlighting their partnership

Hey Microsoft: Google Cloud Is Pushing You Out as SAP’s #1 Cloud Partner

July 1, 2020
While promiscuity is a given among top SaaS vendors and the big hyperscalers, it looks to me like Google Cloud has cut in aggressively on Microsoft as the infrastructure heartthrob SAP likes best. First of all, SAP CEO Christian Klein recently stated quite assertively that while it’s all nice and wonderful that the big hyperscalers—Amazon,
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IBM and SAP logos matched up to represent their partnership

SAP and IBM Team Up to Help Customers Avoid Extinction

June 26, 2020
As the pace of change continues to soar and the timetable to transformation shrinks, SAP and IBM are rolling out a broad array of data-driven services to help customers innovate and thrive rather than stagnate and go away. Building on a partnership launched half a century ago, IBM and SAP are calling this new initiative
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Larry Ellison and Christian Klein, who have been fighting over Oracle stealing SAP customers

Oracle and Larry Ellison Go Silent on Snatching Huge SAP Customers

June 24, 2020
Six months ago, Larry Ellison publicly promised that in March, some of SAP’s largest ERP customers would rip and replace those mission-critical systems and replace them with Oracle Cloud ERP. In March, Ellison once again declared very publicly that loads of SAP’s biggest customers were in the final stages of replacing SAP’s on-premises ERP systems
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SAP CEO Christian Klein, who recent predicted growing tension with Microsoft and Google in cloud

SAP Will Battle Microsoft & Google for Customer Control, Says CEO Christian Klein

May 12, 2020
In a recent interview with’s Den Howlett, SAP CEO Christian Klein predicted increasing tension with hyperscalers Microsoft and Google as they move more deeply into applications and gain more control over customer transformations. The pivotal issue is the radically different technology stack in the cloud versus in traditional on-premises IT. In the old world,
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SAP CEO Christian Klein takes questions from media

As SAP CEO Flies Solo, 10 Insights into Christian Klein and SAP’s Future

April 23, 2020
Thirty-nine-year-old Christian Klein is now CEO of SAP, one of the most strategic and influential software companies in the world, on his own. His comments during this week’s Q1 earnings call offered some powerful insights into his thinking. Klein’s in both a fabulous and a pretty darn tough spot. Fabulous because he’s running a proud
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SAP co-CEOs Christian Klein and Jen Morgan, whose departure was announced this week

SAP, Oracle and Salesforce Agree on One Thing: co-CEO Model Is Dead

April 22, 2020
In the past 9 months, three of the world’s most powerful and successful software companies have all dropped the co-CEO model. And while each of those companies has offered a different reason for making that high-level change, I believe they all did it for exactly the same reason: it’s a bad idea and doesn’t really
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SAP Shocker: New Cloud Revenue 4.5X Larger than License Revenue

April 13, 2020
As the COVID-19 slowdown gutted traditional on-premises revenue for SAP in March, the world’s largest applications vendor reported that Q1 cloud revenue came in 4.5X higher than its traditional license revenue. It’s a stunning statistic revealing how rapidly the enterprise cloud has become not just a solid contributor to the revenue of the major tech
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SAP Q1: COVID-19 Guts License Sales but Cloud Revenue Jumps 29%

April 9, 2020
Offering a first glimpse at the jarring impact COVID-19 will surely have on Q1 financial results, SAP said its license sales will probably decline 31% for the quarter. However, cloud revenue should rise by 29%. In a narrative that will become very familiar over the next few weeks as many of the Cloud Wars Top
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