FORTUNE Magazine Ranks SAP Among Its Top Three Most Admired Computer Software Companies

The entire list of rankings is posted on www.fortune.com and appears in the March 6, 2006, print issue of FORTUNE magazine. “SAP is honored with the number three ranking among FORTUNE’s most-admired computer software companies in America,” said Bill McDermott, president and CEO, SAP Americas. “This reflects the hard work of our employees, whose dedication to maintaining record high customer satisfaction levels is the foundation of our success.” According to FORTUNE, the most admired companies are those known for high-quality products and services, driving innovation, effectively managing talent, delivering consistent returns to shareholders, and demonstrating social responsibility.
With an overall score of 7.28, SAP achieved especially high ratings in innovation, employee talent, social responsibility and quality of products and services. “We place a strong emphasis on investing in our products, employees and our community,” said McDermott. “We believe investors and analysts recognize the value of our company through SAP’s consistently strong results and our focus on enabling every customer to become a best-run business.”
FORTUNE’s annual list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” is based on a survey of the top managers and analysts representing 582 companies across 65 industries. Participants are asked to rate companies in their respective industries based on eight attributes: innovation, employee talent, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services.

Source: SAP AG