Beyond all the flashiness of the SAP-Qualtrics deal—the “unicorn” getting snatched on the eve of its IPO, the all-cash $8-billion price tag, the transmutation of “X-data” and “O-Data” and more—is the simple fact that this is the latest step in SAP’s ongoing redefinition of the enterprise software industry. Earlier this year, SAP and CEO Bill
While SAP has made huge strides in the cloud and by many measures is among the top handful of cloud vendors in the world, it was a bit jarring yesterday to see CEO Bill McDermott tell Bloomberg TV that SAP is in fact the #1 cloud company on the planet.
Kris Cowles is Vice President, Global Applications IT at Topcon Positioning Systems. She previously held the position of Director, Engineering Operations at Cisco. Kris’s company operates in three segments: The Positioning Business, which uses high-precision GNSS positing technology to achieve the automation of civil engineering construction and farming; the Smart Infrastructure Business, which applies the surveying technology we have developed since our founding in the fields of infrastructure development and structural maintenance and management; and the Eye Care Business, which offers advanced solutions in the field of ophthalmology.
As the world’s largest provider of enterprise SaaS apps (that would be Salesforce) prepares to face a head-on assault in the $120-billion CRM market from the world’s #1 enterprise-apps provider (that would be SAP), you can bet the mortgage that the biggest winners of all will be business customers who’ll stand to gain huge value from the
Betting it can expand and elevate the CRM market as digital business is reshaping the global economy, SAP is taking direct aim at SaaS powerhouse Salesforce.com and its market leadership in CRM with SAP CEO Bill McDermott promising to deliver “next-generation business modeling for the perfect customer experience.” While SAP’s primary message for financial analysts
The clearest and most-unequivocal proof that the enterprise-cloud business has grown up and is fully ready for industrial-strength deployments is the recent pledges from top executives at Microsoft, SAP and Oracle to make customer success —not customer satisfaction or loyalty, but customer success—their top priority in 2018. Those tech-industry giants have joined cloud-native SaaS providers
Helping global corporations like Emirates Group undergo massive digital transformations even as it remakes itself for the digital world, SAP is confidently predicting that its cloud revenue will overtake its license revenue this year on the strength of having “the most complete cloud in the enterprise,” according to CEO Bill McDermott. “We believe this is