Today was the keynote of Vishal Sikka, Below are some of the highlights from the keynote and other meeting from the day:
- SAP’s SUP based apps have 26 Million users (22million just in the US) already. As compared to the 20 Million SAP users after 30 years.
- Its interesting that they mention really strong pipelines for both SAP HANA & SAP SUP. With the current state of IT budgets that’s a really interesting data point. Makes me wonder what the conversion of this pipeline would be like.
- The deal size for these mobile applications for the services portion range from 50-150k, So there isn't too much of a push by the large IT Services players. Its more the small and medium sized services players that are making a big push in the space.
- The single largest hindering factor in the adoption of SUP / Mobility is the lack of talent.
- Mobile app certifications are free till the end of the year
- SAP planning a Cloud based service for developers to discover, help build and certify mobile apps on top of SUP.
- Gateway is core to the integration strategy to the underlying business suite
- HANA the software part license cost to customers is based on the size of the database, This is interesting. But makes me wonder if this will work for the customers. It will greatly depend I suppose of what the rate or dollar cost multiple would be for each GB of the database.
- Have a site focused on HANA - www.experiencesapphana.com
- Heard some of the customer case studies of HANA
- HANA is number one in market awareness in the category of in-memory databases
- HANA’s Grand Unification approach - HANA will start with replacing Datamarts then move on to Data warehouses and finally reach the traditional transactional applications.
- B1 will be the first of the transaction apps to adopt HANA as the backend.
- Leveraging RDS Hunter Douglas was able to go live with SAP in 8 weeks flat.
- SAP MDM they have 1000+ customers
- Have 65000 productive Netweaver systems - 16000 BW, 10000 Enterprise Portal , 5000 BPM/PI.
- 4.0 release of BO will be going to into GA 16th of this month( Friday)
Some broader Themes:
Intellectual Renewal - During the key note Hasso Plattner mentioned that he has mandated Vishal Sikka with Intellectual renewal of the company two years back – We are seeing the results of that through a variety of initiatives. I believe that now its time that SAP took the intellectual renewal beyond technology and product and bring it to the implementation world – were the rubber hits the road. This is going to be a lot harder.
BITS are increasingly replacing atoms, Value is bring created by dissolving layers and structures, Fueled by a cycle of connectedness, disintermediation and ease of use.
Vishal Sikka - NoSQL will replace everything is complete non sense.