It’s That Simple

Published May 27, 2016 by Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

SAP wants to help other companies cope with digitization. ‘But is SAP prepared itself?’ asks German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’.

The most difficult challenge in adapting to the requirements of the presence is the corporate culture, says Jonathan Becher, Chief Digital Officer at SAP. Thus, 20 to 30 smaller projects per year are executed annually, “which is better than three or four large ones,” Becher explains. If one of them is successful, they’re implemented on a larger scale. An example: Until recently, one could only buy SAP software via consultants. Becher has established an online shop for the first time in the company’s history. By now, one can purchase SAP software in 195 countries online via credit card. It’s easy and simple. “All the great chess moves have been made,” says CEO Bill McDermott facing the future. “Now it’s about many small steps.”

Original in German, not available online.


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