Software Industry: SAP AG - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review

  • February 2009
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  • Global Markets Direct
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  • 19 pages

It offers software solutions principally to corporations, government agencies and educational institutions. SAP functions in 50 countries worldwide through its subsidiaries and partners. The industry player principally operates in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Americas; and Asia Pacific. The product categories of the industry player consist of SAP solution portfolio, SAP applications and SAP services. The SAP solutions portfolio featured with the Sap NetWeaver technology platform offers SAP Business Suite applications; Market solutions; and SAP Business All in One solutions.

Global Industry s Direct, the leading business information provider, presents an in-depth business, strategic and financial analysis of SAP AG. The report provides a comprehensive insight into the firm , including business structure and operations, executive biographies and key competitors. The hallmark of the report is the detailed strategic analysis and Global Industry s Direct’s views on the firm .

Scope of the Research

• The firm ’s strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed. Financial, strategic and operational factors are considered.
• The opportunities open to the industry player are considered and its growth potential assessed. Competitive or technological threats are highlighted.
• The report contains critical industry player information – business structure and operations, the industry player history, major products and services, key competitors, key employees and executive biographies, different locations and important subsidiaries.
• It provides detailed financial ratios for the past five years as well as interim ratios for the last four quarters.
• Financial ratios include profitability, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

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Table Of Contents


Table Of Contents
Key Information 1
Key Ratios 1
Share Data 1
Performance Chart 1
Table Of Contents 2
List of Tables 2
List of Figures 2
Key Facts 3
Company Overview 3
Major Products and Services 4
Overview 4
History 5
SWOT Analysis Overview 6
Overview 6
SAP AG - Strengths (SWOT Analysis) 6
Strong March ket Positions 6
Operational Efficiency 6
Product and Technology Development 6
SAP AG - Weaknesses (SWOT Analysis) 6
Dependency on SME Segment 6
Contingent liabilities 7
SAP AG - Opportunities (SWOT Analysis) 7
Growth from SME Solution Portfolio 7
Leveraging New Business 7
Growth From Emerging March kets 7
SAP AG - Threats (SWOT Analysis) 7
Risk of Synergy from New Acquisitions 7
Competitive Pressures 7
Exposure to Currency Fluctuations 7
Key Competitors 8
Key Employees 8
Key Employee Biographies 8
Company Statement 9
Locations And Subsidiaries 11
Head Office 11
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 11
Financial Ratios 13
Capital March ket Ratios 13
Annual Ratios 13
Interim Ratios 14
Ratio Charts 15
Appendix 16
Methodology 16
Ratio Definitions 16
About Global March kets Direct 19
Contact Us 19
Disclaimer 19



List of Tables
SAP AG, Key Facts 1
SAP AG, Key Ratios 1
SAP AG, Share Data 1
SAP AG, Key Facts 3
Major Products and Services 4
SAP AG, History 5
SAP AG, Key Employee Biographies 8
Currency Codes 16
Capital March ket Ratios 16
Equity Ratios 17
These ratios are based on per share value. 17
Profitability Ratios 17
Cost Ratios 18
Liquidity Ratios 18
Leverage Ratios 18
Efficiency Ratios 19



List of Figures
SAP AG, Performance Chart (2003 - 2007) 1
SAP AG, Ratio Charts 15

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