Leading Research Firms Recognize SAP as a Leader in Enabling the Real-Time Supply Chain


WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been recognized as a leader by both Gartner and ARC Advisory Group for planning and management systems.

The recognition demonstrates SAP’s commitment to helping global businesses respond to new market expectations with real-time supply chain planning features that help meet demand profitably.

According to recent reports, SAP has been:

“The new business processes in today’s digital economy place an unprecedented emphasis on a responsive and flexible supply chain,” said Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president, Digital Supply Chain and Internet of Things, SAP. “This group of industry recognitions provides further proof that we have created a supply chain planning solution that meets the needs of today’s complex business environment. We continue to deliver innovations for our customers that set the standard for digital supply chain leadership.”

Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation”1 report listed the SAP Integrated Business Planning solution in the leader’s quadrant. SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations delivers a cross-departmental plan that balances the impact of product mix, inventory, service levels and profitability. It further aligns sales and operations plans to corporate strategy and goals to drive revenue growth, increase market share and attain financial targets.

Gartner’s “Market Snapshot: ERP Manufacturing and Operations Software, Worldwide”2 names SAP a top-five software vendor by revenue in the manufacturing and operations market.

SAP’s customer base was also recognized by Gartner, as 23 SAP users were named as supply chain leaders in “The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2017.”3 The report “identifies the companies that best exemplify the demand-driven ideal for today’s supply chain and document their best practices, which can help all companies move closer to their demand-driven goals.”

ARC Advisory Group’s “Warehouse Management Systems Global Market Research Study4 recognizes SAP as a leading supplier in six categories. This study evaluated warehouse management systems and named SAP a leading supplier in terms of software revenues, a leading supplier in EMEA, Asia and Latin America, and a leading supplier for both the automotive and machinery industries. The study said: “Unlike the other leading suppliers, SAP also offers a warehouse control system integrated into their WMS for the control of material handling equipment.” It also cited SAP’s “major investment focus” in the Internet of Things for its impact on logistics solutions.

ARC Advisory Group’s “Transportation Management Systems Global Market Research Study5 recognizes SAP as a leading supplier in 18 categories. This study evaluated transportation management systems and named SAP a leading supplier in total market, fleet management, planning and execution, services revenues, software revenues, maintenance/support, EMEA, Asia, Latin America, aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, government, machinery, tier 1, tier 2, department and general merchandise, and grocer/food and beverage.

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Media Contacts:
Jim Dever, SAP, +1 (610) 661-2161, james.dever@sap.com, EDT
Kyle Tildsley, PAN Communications, +1 (617) 503-4352, ktildsley@pancomm.com, EDT

1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation,” May 2017
2) Gartner, “Market Snapshot: ERP Manufacturing and Operations Software, Worldwide,” May 2017
3) “The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2017,” May 2017, www.gartner.com/technology/supply-chain/top25.jsp
4) ARC Advisory Group, “Warehouse Management Systems Global Market Research Study,” April 2017
5) ARC Advisory Group, “Transportation Management Systems Global Market Research Study, June 2017

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