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Gartner names SAP a Leader in Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been named a leader in both Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytic Platforms* as well as Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites*.

SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI solutions empower organizations to achieve remarkable results by allowing self-service access to relevant information and by helping business users transform their decision-making by providing fact-based, quality information regardless of where the data resides. SAP continued to innovate across BI and Analytics in 2013, key advancements included:

Introduction of SAP® Lumira™ software: The next step in SAP’s self-service BI vision, SAP Lumira enables users to visualize any amount of data in real time in a repeatable, self-service way, accelerate decision-making with fact-based answers to business questions and increase self-service data usage without adding to the IT workload

Acquisition of KXEN and Launch of SAP® InfiniteInsight® solution: Based on patented automation technology from KXEN, SAP InfiniteInsight provides businesses the simplicity and productivity to deploy predictive analytics across their business.

One Million Mobile BI Downloads: The SAP BusinessObjects Mobile mobile app has become the first SAP mobile app to reach one million lifetime downloads on iTunes and Google Play. Bringing together multiple BI and analytic applications from SAP into a single app, SAP BusinessObjects Mobile offers customers the flexibility and freedom to do business better on-the-go.

For the eighth year in a row Gartner has positioned SAP as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites. SAP has also improved its positioning for Completeness of Vision *. Completeness of Vision rating is based on the vendor’s ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs, and competitive forces and how well they map to the Gartner position.

“As a recognized leader in the EPM space, we’re pushing the boundaries on leveraging mobile and in-memory innovations to transform who and how people engage in EPM processes as well as transform the performance and capabilities of the applications themselves,” said David Williams, head of EPM Product Marketing, SAP. “Our mission remains to keep a laser focus on our customer’s success, helping them improve the top and bottom line through better financial planning and analysis, and a faster close to disclose.”

Read the full Gartner report here.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms” by Rita L. Sallam, Joao Tapadinhas, Josh Parenteau, Daniel Yuen, Bill Hostmann. February 20, 2014.

*Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites, Christopher Iervolino, John E. Van Decker, Neil Chandler, March 19, 2014

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