SAP users don't understand the software giant's cloud pricing and more than half think the firm is not offering enough incentives to move online. Eighty per cent of customers don't understand how to upgrade from SAP's on-premises suites to its On Demand offerings or how to combine the two, according to research by the UK and …
"SAP told The Reg it was "actively discussing" ways to make its software licensing easier to understand"
Discussing yes; planning to do anything about it... another matter entirely.
As for moving to their cloud offering, all the prices that I have seen so far would indicate a massive jump in costs for most companies. It's true that there are some benefits to be had, but I would question if more than a few would ever actually see those.
But no doubt there are businesses that will ignore advice from those that know about these things, move across and then wonder why it turns into a major problem.
SAP = confusing
..and this is news? You'll be claiming they're overpriced next...
The cost of implementing SAP?
~10x what you estimated/sold to the board in your cost-benefit analysis.
Correction to the article.
SAP users don't understand the software
giant's cloud pricing.
Fixed it for you.
Step 1 - Calculate your organization's free cash
Step 2 - Send it all to SAP.
It's not the slightest bit confusing.
I must need glasses. I read it as 90% of SAP customers find SAP confusing.
"We are now at the point where the benefits of cloud are well understood;"
Can you explain them to me then. I understand the benefits of cloud to software companies, but not the benefits to end users.
Can't you make this fog more transparent, plead users
Surely, if you make fog transparent it isn't really fog anymore.
They are now directing towards Pentaho, Jasper, SaaS etc.
You could take the word "cloud" out of the headline.
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