SAP named worldwide market share leader for enterprise resource planning

Ogilvy Public Relations

JohannesburgSAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been named the overall market share leader in the worldwide enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. According to the 24 April 2012 report issued by Gartner: “Market Share Analysis: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2011”, SAP ranks number one, with 25.5% share of the worldwide market based on revenue for 2011, reflecting a 13.2% growth from 2010. (1)

“Our continued success with helping customers execute on their business strategies has enabled us to outperform the ERP market growth rate,” said Peter Maier, general manager, Line-of-Business Solutions, SAP. “Whether it’s analytics, the cloud, in-memory technology, mobile or core applications, SAP is making significant investments to bring increased value to organisations in their quests to make more sound decisions and run their core business processes more efficiently. We believe our market leadership, as recognised by Gartner, affirms this momentum.”

The SAP ERP application, included in SAP Business Suite software, provides solutions for finance, human capital management (HCM) and operations. Additionally, enhancement packages and rapid-deployment solutions enable customers to take advantage of new innovations whenever they need them, and to get up and running as quickly as possible. Catering to organisations of all sizes, the SAP Business One application, SAP Business All-in-One solution and SAP Business ByDesign solution are flexible offerings capable of scaling along with the business.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @ sapnews and @ businessobjects.

(1) Gartner “Market Share Analysis: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2011” 24 April 2012

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Media contacts:
Susan Miller, SAP, +1 (610) 661-9225, susan.miller@sap.com, EDT
Janice Edman, SAP, +1 (650) 223-4817, janice.edman@sap.com, PDT
Jeff Shadid, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (214) 224-8419, jeff.shadid@bm.com, CDT

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