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SAP and Cloud Computing in 2012 and Beyond Case Solution & Answer

In 2012, after several unsuccessful attempts to establish a cloud computing solution for its entire range of enterprise resource planning (ERP) attempts, SAP announced two major acquisitions: SuccessFactors, a leading SaaS provider of software for the Human Resources and Ariba a SaaS provider leading supply chain software. The first acquisition was $ 3.4 billion, a premium of 52 percent in the market value of SuccessFactors. The second was $ 4.3 billion, a premium of 20 percent. Press and industry bloggers welcomed as a strategic shift in focus for SAP cloud computing. In May 2012, Lars Dalgaard, CEO of SuccessFactors, was appointed head of Corporate SAP cloud over the entire SAP SaaS strategy. This case study examines the decisions, tactics and strategies used? SAP PART become a major cloud computing.
by
Robert A. Burgelman,
Jean-Bernard Rolland
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
33 pages.
Release: July 19, 2013. Prod #: SM214-PDF-ENG
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