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Marin County alleges SAP, Deloitte engaged in racketeering

Chris Kanaracus | Feb. 2, 2011
The government of Marin County, Calif., is suing two SAP subsidiaries and Deloitte Consulting, alleging they "engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity designed to defraud the County of more than $20 million."

Marin County's troubles are far from the only ones being experienced by ERP (enterprise resource planning) customers around the world, as implementing the software remains a tricky, time-consuming process.

SAP is attempting to recast itself as a nimbler, more innovative company through product strategies such as mobile applications, analytics and SaaS (software as a service). But on-premises ERP systems remain a key business, and SAP is therefore no doubt eager to see an end to situations like the Marin County project.

In an interview last week, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott indicated the company is in a better position now to accomplish that goal.

"Customer success is linked top to bottom to the way people [at SAP] get paid," he said.

 

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