Henning Kagermann

The DSAG welcomes the extension of the standard maintenance until 2013, but one was for a better planning security and a greater investment protection continuous further development of the solution based on the SAP enhancement packages throughout the year 2010, as well as a concrete expression of the roadmap required. As announced at the annual Congress of Henning Kagermann, SAP has this requirement and will continue a long-term development of SAP ERP 6.0 on the enhancement packages. Licensing/pricing transparency expects the DSAG in the future when the license model. The increasing complexity to the challenge will especially for medium-sized customers. The DSAG would support a sustainable flexibility of existing license agreements at this point.

In addition the DSAG Chairman will in favour of an easier adaptation of the model to operational processes. To do this, the DSAG actively seeks contact with SAP. A success of this approach is that SAP cooperates with DSAG members in the alignment of the price list. Enterprise SOA has contributed a lot the DSAG to the enlightenment in terms of SOA (formerly Enterprise SOA) last year. Various events to the Knowledge with practical customer examples provided inter alia for greater clarity.

Prof. Dr. Karl Liebstuckel advocated continued at the annual Congress for a targeted and transparent strategy, which however must not be ERP to the detriment of the development of SAP. The DSAG wants Moreover, continue to engage in a comprehensive knowledge transfer through SAP and in turn operate an intensive education for their members. Also, there are still unanswered questions to partner companies and other third-party products. The acquisition of business objects by SAP business objects has raised numerous questions about the investment protection, determining product to SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI), to future support services or the pricing policies under the SAP users. Prof. Dr. Karl Liebstuckel therefore reiterated the need in his speech after a “grandfathering” of the previously employed BI tools with SAP NetWeaver.