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SAP Positioned in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Leaders Quadrant for ERP for Midmarket Companies

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP Business All-in-One solution has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies" report.1 The positioning is based on evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that support a single-instance strategy for multientity midmarket and upper midmarket companies.

SAP Business All-in-One solutions are industry-specific ERP solutions available to midsize or quickly growing small companies. They give an integrated view of the business and easily scale and adapt to meet changing needs. The solutions help drive business growth, build and maintain operational excellence and optimize financial performance. The software provides in-depth functionality for running the entire business efficiently and is designed to be affordable, with a predictable time to value. Currently more than 21,700 companies worldwide run SAP Business-All-in-One.

ERP software classified as leading in the "Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies" report "demonstrate a clear vision and the ability to execute against this vision. Midmarket ERP Leaders' products have deep and robust functionality that addresses a range of core user requirements. Not necessarily the largest vendors in terms of revenue, these vendors have proven products, a track record of customer success and demonstrated momentum in growing their market presence, as well as a clearly communicated strategy to develop their current product into a next-generation application without causing too much disruption when adopted by their customer base. Leading vendors have offerings that appeal to the specific process needs of midmarket customers, show good support for user-centric ERP approaches, and are designed or streamlined for low TCO, while being available and well-supported in multiple regions."

Companies positioned as Leaders are "successfully transforming their products to become model-driven applications to allow for high process and information flexibility, with tools for embedded analytics and UIs that allow for easy adoption by different types of users in the context of a user-centric ERP strategy. They also have compelling strategies for addressing the ongoing market changes related to emerging technologies, such as SOA, cloud, mobility and the integration of social technologies."

Taking advantage of SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, companies running SAP Business All-in-One can benefit from new opportunities to expand the functional scope of their implementation at determined costs. Designed for customers to go live within 12 weeks or less, rapid-deployment solutions offer customers a complete package of software and implementation services supported by content and enablement components for a fixed price and scope.

Read the full Gartner report here. For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

1Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies" by Christian Hestermann, Chris Pang, Nigel Montgomery, 27 June 2012

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