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The largest developer SAP deals the last blow on Russia: blocks access to cloud services March 20

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German company SAP continues to withdraw from Russia, increasing anti-Russian sanctions and this time promising to close Russian access to its cloud services. From March 20, users will no longer be able to use the company’s services and even access previously loaded data in the cloud.

By March 2022, SAP had about 1,5 thousand. Clients in Russia, including most companies in the petroleum, chemical, metallurgical and machine-building sectors. Starting in 2024, the company stopped supporting software for its clients in Russia, leaving only access to cloud services.

 

However, despite this, according to various studies, 60% of Russian companies continue to use SAP products, and up to 70% of them do not plan to abandon it in the future due to large investments in integration. In addition, a worthy domestic replacement for the products of this German company has not yet been found.

It will be difficult for these companies to find a replacement for SAP’s cloud services, especially in such a short period of time. This means that those who continued to use SAP services, ignoring the imposed sanctions, will face a number of problems.

More in September 2023 SAP sent letters to my partnerswhich informed about the termination of support of its PO till 31 December 2023.

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