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Sunday, June 11, 2006
Shai Agassi is the master spokesman for SAP – very articulate and full of insights. In the recent Software 2006 meet, MR introduced him by saying SAP paid 399 million $ for getting Shai on board out of the 400 million $ that it paid to acquire TopTier . Courtesy of Vinnie came across this interview of his, where he talks on a few important things. Some excerpts with comments and my related views at the bottom:.
- The first model is where I buy, I install, I modify, I maintain it. It's my system. So I'm independent.
Talking of SaaS, I wrote more than a year back that overwhelming issues impede adoption & the broken model of the enterprise software industry is complicating things towards adopting newer things (Part of the reason for SAP to keep gaining marketshare). As I wrote earlier, a careful examination shows that well evolved industries move towards a decentralized/tiered model – currently the enterprise software industry is highly integrated vertically and its ecosystem is not well set today. Shai's talk is indeed interesting. Must read for all interested in enterprise software industry
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