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  1. July 22, 2013

    SAP’s drift to US spelt the end for Snabe

    When Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of SAP, appointed a pair of chief executives to replace Léo Apotheker in 2010,...

  2. July 21, 2013

    SAP to drop dual chief executive set-up

    SAP will abandon its joint chief executive structure from next year when co-chief Jim Hagemann Snabe moves up to the...

  1. July 18, 2013

    SAP lowers forecasts on Asia weakness

    SAP lowered its sales forecasts for 2013, as the slowdown in Asia’s largest economies made an increasing impact on the...

  2. June 6, 2013

    The cloud builds up steam

    The three major acquisitions by large business software companies this week highlight the shift away from “on-premise” IT...

  3. May 24, 2013

    Vishal Sikka to take lead in SAP’s research and development drive

    Vishal Sikka, the man who headed SAP’s push into big data with its Hana technology, has been put in charge of all...

  4. January 23, 2013

    Computing innovation powers SAP’s makeover

    The transformation of Germany’s SAP over the past two years has been nothing short of dramatic. Until recently, the world’s...

  5. January 23, 2013

    Cloud and big data push boost SAP

    SAP on Wednesday said its momentum had “never been stronger” as it forecast continued double-digit growth this year, helped...

  6. July 12, 2012

    SAP reports strong software sales

    Second-quarter sales at SAP exceeded market estimates, helping reassure investors that the German business software maker’s...

  7. April 13, 2012

    SAP forecasts surge in revenue growth

    SAP blamed a flawed sales model in the US for a shortfall in its first-quarter earnings, but the stock rose after the...

  8. January 30, 2012

    More than two reasons against dual heads

    I’ll say one thing for co-chief executives: two scapegoats are better than one. Since Research in Motion’s fortunes took a...

  9. January 25, 2012

    Small business essential to an economic jumpstart

    Jump-starting the world economy will be a central topic of discussion among world leaders meeting for the next few days at...

  10. January 23, 2012

    Two chiefs not necessarily better than one

    Research In Motion had been led by two co-chief executives for nearly 20 years, one of the longest-running examples of what...

  11. January 13, 2012

    SAP bucks pessimism with record results

    SAP defied fears that cautious businesses might slow investment in new software when the German company posted record...

  12. October 26, 2011

    SAP considers buy-backs as revenues rise

    SAP, the world’s biggest maker of business software by sales, will consider buying back more of its own shares after...

  13. October 14, 2011

    SAP confident of continuing IT investment

    SAP, the world’s largest business software maker by sales, said companies were continuing to invest in information...

  14. July 27, 2011

    SAP gaining market share from rivals

    SAP, the business software maker, said it was gaining market share from competitors, including archrival Oracle, after...

  15. July 26, 2011

    SAP bullish on outlook as IT spending rises

    SAP issued a more upbeat profit outlook after the world’s largest maker of business software by sales enjoyed a strong...

  16. June 1, 2011

    Benefits of ‘in-memory computing’

    SAP, the German enterprise software group, believes a technology it calls ‘in-memory computing’ could transform business IT...

  17. May 19, 2011

    Business managers and IT departments

    The drive for mobility, the consumerisation of corporate IT and new technologies such as in-memory computing are reshaping...

  18. May 16, 2011

    SAP-China Telecom deal to offer cloud-based services in China

    SAP, the German enterprise software group, has formed a strategic partnership with China Telecom, the largest...

  19. April 28, 2011

    SAP disappoints with slow profit growth

    Shares in SAP fell more than 6 per cent on Thursday morning after the world’s largest enterprise software maker failed to...

  20. April 20, 2011

    Two chiefs can be wiser than one

    Goldman Sachs publicly pooh-poohs the idea but thoughts are turning to who will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as its chief...

  21. April 17, 2011

    The ‘boss’ with two brains

    Combined strength: Jim Hagemann Snabe (left) and Bill McDermott (right) have been joint chief executives of SAP for 14...

  22. April 17, 2011

    SAP chiefs vow to defend independence

    SAP’s co-chief executives have vowed to defend the group’s independence through rapid growth in sales and market...

  23. December 29, 2010

    SAP in hot pursuit of investor happiness

    When Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott became SAP’s co-chief executives in February they promised to turn the business...

  24. December 7, 2010

    Analytics: Chief profitability officers still rare

    In a paper published in 2006, Jonathan Byrnes, a consultant and lecturer at MIT, argued that the chief financial officer...

  25. November 24, 2010

    SAP considers its options after $1.3bn fine

    SAP said it would “consider all available options” and hinted it would seek a settlement after a US jury imposed a $1.3bn...

  26. October 27, 2010

    US and emerging markets lift SAP

    SAP, Europe’s biggest software group, said it was seeing strong demand from its customers in the US and emerging markets as...

  27. August 1, 2010

    SAP aims to broaden customer base by 2015

    SAP’s co-chief executive sought to emphasise the software group’s returning mood of confidence when he hit out against its...

  28. June 30, 2010

    Versata makes antitrust complaint against SAP

    SAP, the German software company, is facing an antitrust complaint alleging that it illegally excluded a rival from selling...

  29. May 18, 2010

    Here's the deal: move fast as a new CEO

    February 8: SAP, the German software group, announces the departure of its chief executive, Leo Apotheker, and the...

  30. May 17, 2010

    Here’s the deal: move fast as a new CEO

    February 8: SAP, the German software group, announces the departure of its chief executive, Leo Apotheker, and the...

  31. May 14, 2010

    German group adopts an American operating system

    Hasso Plattner may be taking a back seat advisory role these days as SAP's supervisory board chairman. But the co-founder of...

  32. May 14, 2010

    SAP signals start of 'stack wars'

    Ever since SAP reported a 28 per cent fall in annual software sales and dismissed chief executive Leo Apotheker earlier this...

  33. May 13, 2010

    SAP adopts American operating system

    Hasso Plattner may be taking a back seat advisory role these days as SAP’s supervisory board chairman. But the co-founder of...

  34. May 13, 2010

    SAP signals start of ‘stack wars’

    In search of change: Jim Hagemann Snabe (left) and Bill McDermott, SAP co-chief executives Ever since SAP reported a 28 per...

  35. May 13, 2010

    SAP to buy Sybase in $5.8bn deal

    SAP, the world's largest enterprise software maker, has agreed to buy US rival Sybase in a deal worth $5.8bn, its biggest...

  36. May 13, 2010

    SAP to buy Sybase in $5.8bn deal

    SAP, the world’s largest enterprise software maker, has agreed to buy US rival Sybase in a deal worth $5.8bn, its biggest...

  37. May 12, 2010

    SAP on lookout for large acquisitions to broaden technology horizons

    SAP is scanning the market for large acquisitions, its co-chief executive said, as Germany's largest software maker moves...

  38. May 11, 2010

    SAP on lookout for large acquisitions

    SAP is scanning the market for large acquisitions, its co-chief executive said, as Germany’s largest software maker moves...

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