“The global financial crisis has spotlighted the importance of efficiency, transparency, and agility for best-run companies, which increases the strategic role of IT for businesses,” SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said at the company’s most recent annual general meeting of shareholders. In today’s globalized market economy, you can only grow if you adapt to change while keeping your international operations under control.
For consulting and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, change is the operative word: “Company growth and restructuring go hand in hand,” says the firm, emphasizing that real-world cases prove that reorientation can bring success – particularly in times of crisis. In such change processes, information technology plays a vital role. SAP recognizes this and offers its customers a product portfolio that prepares them for virtually any eventuality – be it on premise in the back end, on demand in the form of software as a service, or on device through mobile technology. “The users want solutions that come ready to use and are easy to use. That people can work with any place, any time,” says Snabe.
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