Having worked for and consulted within many companies that run SAP's ERP and having worked with the software for the majority of my career, I have one really big ‘pet gripe’. Whenever I talk to customers, colleagues or even friends, there is this misconception that SAP is only useful for large companies with deep pockets. Wrong.
While SAP’s ERP delivers great and wonderful integrated technologies for the Unilevers, Sonys and Deloittes of this world; it would be a gross understatement to say it stopped there. SAP is flexible and scalable, especially with the growth of the cloud and HANA solutions, and is genuinely targeted at smaller firms too.
The numbers don’t lie either: SAP has an 18.1% market share of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMB). When you compare that to Sage (7.3%) and Microsoft (6.2%), then clearly a lot of SMBs are realising the value of an SAP ERP to help them grow.
If that wasn’t enough, then here are my top five reasons why you really can run SAP: