SAP is Number One in ERP Market according to Gartner

SAP says that the company has expanded its worldwide leadership as the number one enterprise software vendor, based on market share numbers. Gartner Dataquest, a division of Gartner, Inc., issued three reports in June 2006 analysing the status of the worldwide enterprise resource planning ERP-, customer relationship management CRM- and supply chain management SCM- market. Based on the new metric of total software revenue, SAP ranks number one in all three enterprise software markets. In addition, SAP now has the largest market share in the ERP - Enterprise Asset Management segment.

?SAP is thrilled to be recognized as the leader in market share across all ERP categories worldwide,? said L?o Apotheker, president of Customer Solutions and Operations and member of the executive board, SAP AG. ?We believe it s a testament to our ability to successfully execute against our product strategy, as well as how well we work with our customers to fulfill their current and future needs.? For the first time, Gartner, Inc. calculated the market share for the worldwide enterprise software market segments based on the total software revenue metric to reflect the changes in the industry, such as open-source software OSS-, on-demand business models and new regulations. SAP now ranks first in all four of the ERP software segments, including financial management systems, human capital management, enterprise asset management and manufacturing operations, worldwide. SAP achieved the greatest breakthrough in the enterprise asset management segment. A 21.4 percent year-over-year growth catapulted SAP to the number one market share position in this particular market. SAP sees a strong customer adoption of mySAP ERP, the company s flagship ERP application, with customers implementing or upgrading from previous releases at a fast pace. Source:>