Highlights from SAP's Sapphire 2014
With abrupt executive departures, board reshuffles, customer frustrations over HANA and the threat of disruptors like Rimini Street and Spinnaker closing in, this year's SAP conference in Orlando, Florida was always going to be interesting.
New sole-CEO Bill McDermott took the bull by the horns and made an annoucement to please long-term customers, a monumental U-turn. Further, he addressed SAP's achilles' heel, its notoriously anti-intuitive interfaces. The new branded words, 'Run Simple' were uttered by every spokesperson and were lit up on screens across the Orange County Convention Centre. Executives lined up to spread the HANA word and industry-specific cloud was the topic du jour.
Click through to read the announcements as they came.