SAP isn’t usually crazy about “R/3 rip and replace” stories, but this one’s a little different. At this year’s SAP Influencer Summit, Jon talked with Dr. Michael Skall, director with Lufthansa Revenue Services, about why his division of Lufthansa is considering replacing SAP R/3 with SAP Business ByDesign.

Skall shares the goals of the ByDesign pilot project and talks about some of the benefits he sees from ByDesign versus on-premise ERP. Three big factors? Less burden on the IT team, easier management of the system by business experts, and ease of extendability to more Lufthansa employees. Skall also explains why he thinks ByDesign represents the application of the future for SAP.

Show Notes

:30 Why ByDesign is under consideration to replace SAP R/3 in Skall’s division

1:45 Lufthansa’s reasons for starting with a ByDesign pilot

2:45 Where the project stands now – assessing processes

3:30 ByD – less impact on the IT team than R/3?

4:35 Using ByD to expand SAP to more users

5:30 What are the project green-light criteria?

6:20 Is ByD SAP’s software of the future?