Today SAP announced the following:
For the first time all the User Groups in SUGEN were given early warning of this announcement, which is further evidence of SAP listening to the customers – my take on the announcement:
– For some time we have been saying we need transparency over a longer window so that we can plan our business first and then solutions to support them second. This announcement shows they have heard that message.
– We have also spoken many times about business disruption and diversion that system change/upgrade can give – this approach reduces that for us.
– We often want bits of innovation, not all of it, our appetite and pockets can’t support all of it. This solution also lets us be selective, gives us choice, something we all have been asking about.
– Cloud, mobile and/or HANA, not a problem – I will be able to take advantage of these.
As ever the proof of the pudding is in the eating, but on first pass this looks all in the right direction.