SAP Again a Leader in Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that for the ninth consecutive year it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leader’s Quadrant of the 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites” report.*

According to Gartner, “Leaders possess a large percentage of the market share in the CPM suite market and demonstrate superior CPM sales levels. They can deliver breadth and depth of CPM suite functionality, as well as provide enterprise- wide implementations to support a broad CPM strategy. Leaders excel at vision, successfully articulate a business proposition that resonates with buyers, are well-recognized in the space, have broad international presence in execution, and are supported by the viability and operational capability to deliver on a global basis.”

"We believe this Magic Quadrant validates our unique strategy of embedding solutions like business planning and consolidation software into our business suite for real-time planning and budgeting – a strategy that we feel no other vendor can provide,” said Ivo Bauermann, global vice president and general manager, EPM & ERP Financials, SAP.

“In our opinion, we remain an undisputed leader even though our most innovative solution, SAP Cloud for Planning, which we announced in February 2015, has not yet been included in Gartner’s weighting."

Released earlier this year, the SAP® Cloud for Planning solution ushers in a new generation of planning in the cloud by helping to simplify planning processes with a consumer app–like user experience. Built natively on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud for Planning embeds social collaboration and analytics directly within the context of the planning process so people can plan, analyze and discuss in context rather than having to switch to another application.

Further information and the Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites report can be found here.

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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites, published 2 April 2015 byChristopher Iervolino, John E. Van Decker.

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