FORTUNE Magazine Ranks SAP Among Its Top Three Most Admired Computer Software Companies in America
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - March 06, 2006 - – FORTUNE magazine has ranked SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, No. 3 in the Computer Software category in FORTUNE’s annual ranking of America’s Most Admired Companies. The entire list of rankings is posted on www.fortune.com and appears in the March 6, 2006, print issue of FORTUNE magazine.
“SAP is honored with the number three ranking among FORTUNE’s most-admired computer software companies in America,” said Bill McDermott, president and CEO, SAP Americas. “This reflects the hard work of our employees, whose dedication to maintaining record high customer satisfaction levels is the foundation of our success.”
According to FORTUNE, the most admired companies are those known for high-quality products and services, driving innovation, effectively managing talent, delivering consistent returns to shareholders, and demonstrating social responsibility.
With an overall score of 7.28, SAP achieved especially high ratings in innovation, employee talent, social responsibility and quality of products and services.
“We place a strong emphasis on investing in our products, employees and our community,” said McDermott. “We believe investors and analysts recognize the value of our company through SAP’s consistently strong results and our focus on enabling every customer to become a best-run business.”
FORTUNE’s annual list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” is based on a survey of the top managers and analysts representing 582 companies across 65 industries. Participants are asked to rate companies in their respective industries based on eight attributes: innovation, employee talent, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions*. Today, more than 32,000 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® software—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP business solutions help enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, healthcare, retail, public sector and financial services. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at http://www.sap.com)
(*) SAP defines business software solutions as comprising enterprise resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.
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