Triple-digit growth in 2007 makes SAP India the fastest growing SAP subsidiary worldwide

February 6, 2008 by SAP News 0

– 100% growth in software license revenue
– Customer Acquisition reaches record levels; crosses the 3000 mark

BangaloreSAP today announced that SAP India is now the fastest growing subsidiary for the company worldwide following a record-breaking performance during the company’s fiscal year 2007. Key data released by SAP on its 2007 business performance in India highlights an unprecedented growth of over 100% both in terms of license revenue and customer acquisition. SAP India was also declared as the “Hub of the Year” across SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

Incidently, this performance is also the best ever for the company since the inception of its Indian operations in 1996. Over the last 11 years, SAP has been the undisputed market leader in the Indian enterprise software market. In August 2006, the company was the first enterprise software vendor in India to cross the 1000-customer mark and with strong momentum powering the adoption of its solutions in 2007, the number of its Indian customers now stands at 3024.

“It is a matter of great pride for us to become the fastest growing geography for SAP worldwide,” said Ranjan Das, President and CEO, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “This has been possible because of the trust our customers have placed in us, as they grow to global leadership positions in their own spheres. SAP is the clear partner of choice for government entities and Indian businesses, across industries and segments.”

SAP India has also witnessed growth across all aspects of business including Education, Software related services, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction; making for a very good overall performance.

SAP – India Inc’s pre-eminent technology partner of choice

Indian businesses are aggressively pursuing the growth agenda, domestically and globally. As these businesses gear up to manage growth and the challenges associated with it, their reliance on technology solutions is increasing rapidly. In a competitive marketplace, it is significant that SAP is the dependable partner of choice for these fast growing companies.

Large Indian enterprises are continuing to rapidly adopt an IT platform which enables operational excellence and growth. Some of the companies that have adopted SAP solutions recently include ACC, United India Insurance, Modi Rubber, Tata AIG, Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply, Dakshin Haryana Bijili Vitran Nigam Ltd and Adani Infrastructure.

Existing customers of SAP including BHEL, Mahindra & Mahindra, Asian Paints, Tata Motors, Dimexon Diamonds, BPCL, Bennett & Coleman and HCL Technologies are deepening their technology adoption significantly and deploying solutions for corporate governance, master data management, corporate performance management, ecosystem enablement etc.

Mid-sized enterprises in India are experiencing dramatic growth. As managing this growth and transforming themselves to the next level are key strategic priorities for these enterprises, they are adopting scaleable and flexible IT platforms like SAP that support their business agenda. Some of the companies in this category that have adopted SAP solutions recently include Nilgiris, Spinach (Wadhavan Food Retail Ltd), Marg Constructions, Bharat Bijlee, East Coast Constructions & Industries, Watson Pharma, Khadim’s, Bharat Box Factory, Bangladesh Foundry and Kancor Ingredients.

As small enterprises across the entire Indian subcontinent surge ahead and look to grow their operations exponentially, automating business processes and enhancing effectiveness are their top priorities. Adi Media, DesignTech Systems Ltd, Electronic Automation (P) Ltd, Pitkar Orthotools and Pankaj Transport are examples of this important trend.

Some Highlights of SAP’s 2007 Performance

FY 2007

• Over 100% growth in license revenue over FY 2006

• More than doubled the number of customers – From 1350 (Dec 06) to 3024 ( Dec 07)

• Triple digit growth in new customer acquisition over FY 2006

• 2.3 times growth in SME revenue year-on-year over FY 2006

• Customer satisfaction grows to record levels

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