Following Ray Wang’s keynote address at the UK & Ireland SAP User Group Conference, Den caught up with the mastermind of Constellation Research Group. Ray makes a spirited case for the resurgence of manufacturing in the UK, then the guys dive into the hot SAP topics du jour.

After separating HANA reality from hype, Den and Ray break down SAP’s Line of Business OnDemand strategy in the post-Wookey era. Ray also explains why the consumerization of IT is shifting tech spending towards the line of business.

Tech budgets in the US and UK may differ, but the guys agree that the value proposition of “situational apps”, often delivered via the cloud, poses serious challenges not only to SAP, but to systems integrators.

Show Notes

0:00 Ray’s adventures in the UK and…the resurgence of British manufacturing?

1:35 HANA hype versus reality – is SAP sharing the HANA work with SIs?

3:30 “The consumerization of IT” – what does that really mean? Why tech spending is going up while IT budgets go down.

5:05 Taking stock of SAP’s Line of Business OnDemand play

7:10 “The world has changed fundamentally” – how will SIs fare?

8:15 “7 figure checks have gone” – the value-driven UK tech spending climate