SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity management solution. To that end, we recently had another briefing with Anja Strothkaemper who is VP SAP Agribusiness and VP Commodity Management. Her briefing was very upbeat, and she told us that SAP now has more than 150 customers for its commodity management offering, having won more than 30 additional customers over 2018 for the solution. These included leading companies in agribusiness, oil and mining & metals involved in activities from exploration to processing and consumption. Indeed, through the grapevine, ComTech has heard of some very significant wins for SAP in 2018, including a major US oil company and a world-leading enterprise in agricultural processing. Ms. Strothkaemper also told us that it managed the first successful customer migration from SAP Commodity Management on Business Suite to SAP Commodity Management on SAP S/4HANA recently. SAP clearly sees the adoption of the SAP S/4HANA suite as a strategic initiative and is expecting the majority of license revenue and upcoming customer projects to on this platform, she told us. She clearly believes that the SAP HANA database is a key advantage for the vendor with… continue reading
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