9 responses

  1. dahowlett
    November 7, 2008

    Zoli – this is pure hubris and you know it. Have you not seen sme.sap.com or the way they are going to market with this?

  2. Zoli Erdos
    November 10, 2008

    Dennis,

    A a policy I am not discussing *hubris*.

  3. tfoydel
    November 10, 2008

    Do you have any idea what the ‘average’cost per seat is for SAP’s 22% annual maintenance fee? Is it $1000, $1500, $2000 or what?

  4. Zoli Erdos
    November 11, 2008

    Tom,

    Let’s be real, we all know the on-site vs. on-demand price dynamics. The real price comparison should be SAP Business Bydesign vs. NetSuite, and I think SAP fares quite well there, not just in absolute $ amount, but a rather flat structure.

    That said, if they are not aggressive enough – well, it’s open game for NetSuite…

  5. Zoli Erdos
    February 11, 2009

    I think Dennis answered his “hubris” comment in his own post written a few months later:

    “Question: why is SAP allowing this to happen when it has ByDesign languishing? I wish I knew.”

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