ORLANDO, Fl. — “Empathy” was the watchword as SAP’s CEO, Bill McDermott, launched the business software giant’s annual user conference, Sapphire Now, in Orlando, Florida by detailing the ways in which SAP is responding to customer complaints about many issues, as he had promised at last year’s conference.

“We have been turning empathy into action,” he told the over 20,000 attendees during his presentation, titled the Urgency of Doing. “It’s a race with no finish line.”

So far, the company has delivered product and solution roadmaps, and McDermott announced changes to licensing that removes charges for accessing static data in SAP databases (defined as read-only that is not related to a real-time system inquiry or request and requires no processing or computing in an SAP system) from third party applications such as Salesforce.

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The big focus of the conference, however, was SAP Leonardo. It’s not a product, but more of an overarching strategy to help companies with their digital transformations. It combines software and services across multiple areas – Internet of Things (IoT), …read more

Source:: Financial Post – Tech

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