This is a summary of a white paper on how an SAP deployment affects business factors. Because the move to enterprise applications such as SAP has been a prevalent trend for many years, it is important to examine how it affects not only IT but the rest of an organization. It includes the challenge of selecting the correct platform. The very nature of an ERP system makes the selection of the platform difficult, since the collective processing mixes significantly different types of activities, ranging from OLTP to complex data analysis.
The summary contains the highlights of the white paper study that spans tens of thousands of SAP implementations. It shows the important metrics of cost, satisfaction and risk of SAP products on a variety of architectures and platforms.