SAP believes it can provide a differentiated value in the cloud compared to other vendors, and with IDC saying that partners who create and sell their own software in the Cloud will projected by 24 per cent over the next five years, SAP is focusing on that as an area of opportunity.
The opening keynote at the annual Macola customer and partner event featured a drone demo intended to show mastery over adjacent technology that backfired spectacularly, although harmlessly. The event itself also featured an air of unpredictability – over the role of the channel in the Macola go-to-market going forward.
The latest version of the Macola ERP software continues to open up the product, and features changes that they say will end ‘version lock’ including the addition of screen plug-ins and back-end plug ins. There has also been a major extension of open APIs and new capabilities to make it easy to turn off unwanted fields.