SAP ANZ Announces Strong Q2 Financial Results

July 18, 2003 by SAP News 0

Melbourne, AustraliaSAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has announced that total revenue in this region for Q2 is up 17 per cent over this time last year. Licence revenues are also up 43 per cent year-on-year, while operating profit grew 51 per cent year-on-year.

At the same time, SAP AG has announced an increase in global revenue (based on constant currency rates), up 2 per cent to 1.6 billion Euros.

SAP’s ANZ growth was driven by a combination of factors, including strong performance in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM), and the expansion of SAP’s user base. The new licence purchases span the mining, telecommunications, and public sector industries, and there were also new contracts in the SMB space, illustrating the breadth of SAP’s software solutions.

In Australia in Q2, there were significant mySAP licence purchases in the public sector from the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Defence and the Roads and Traffic Authority. In the private sector, substantial licence purchases were made by Transfield Services, Powerlink (Queensland Electricity Commission) and CS Energy.

Across the Tasman, SAP New Zealand has also expanded its user base with licence purchases by Turners and Growers and Timber Management Company. In addition, SAP has validated its greater focus on the small to medium business (SMB) market by announcing licence purchases of its SMB offering mySAP All-in-One, from new customers Rittal Pty Ltd, Apex and Artedomus.

“The improvements we have made to our business model are having a positive impact, and have positioned the company for long-term growth and profitability,” said Geraldine McBride, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SAP ANZ.

“Despite a tough economic market, we continue to outperform the competition in key sectors such as CRM, SCM and ERP.

“Our focus on supporting customers’ needs in managing more efficiently, competing more effectively and delivering a higher ROI has clearly paid off.”

SAP expects to maintain business software leadership in ERP and SCM across ANZ. In addition, a significant amount of new licences purchases for Q2 were for CRM-based solutions, reflecting the company’s aggressive bid to become the dominant CRM vendor in Australia.

“Our results show that customers view SAP as the obvious and ideal choice to help achieve their business objectives,” said Ms McBride.

“This is an outcome of our unwavering commitment to delivering the very best results to our customers.”