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3 responses to “Setting the Record Straight: Oracle, SAP, TomorrowNow, and the NYT”

  1. Someone Who Knows

    Exactly accurate and right on all counts. Nocera cashed a check for his article, it would seem. I am uncertain that we need tabloid journalism to invade the tech sector. Nocera’s article belongs in Us Weekly.
    I can confirm just how wrong Nocera is and how precisely your corrections hit the mark.

  2. Steve Mann

    Well said Josh. Re: ByDesign, Leo was not involved in the development of BYD as you aptly pointed out. Peter Zencke led all development and he and Gerd Oswald were intimately involved in the go-to-market strategy because SAP viewed Services as intrinsic to deploying their SaaS solution (SAP hosting for instance reported up thru Gerd’s organization back then). Regional sales teams were formed that were dedicated to BYD sales and although they were under Leo’s organization, they were heavily influenced if not managed through the SAP Matrix…meaning there were multiple masters. The talent in these sales teams though is directly attributable to Leo’s prowess of a sales leader. And the fact that they were able to sell the solution is a testament to his team’s ability to sell a software solution that wasn’t ready for prime time. If anything he should be recognized for keeping SAP in the SaaS game when they didn’t have a SaaS product to sell.

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