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Independent Research Firm States SAP as Worldwide Market Share Leader for CRM, ERP and SCM


WALLDORF, Germany.- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Gartner Research, the renowned independent research firm, has recognized SAP as the worldwide 2006 market share leader for the enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) markets. The three SAP business applications – SAP® CRM, SAP® ERP and SAP® SCM – are all valuable solutions within the SAP® Business Suite.

The Gartner report detailing worldwide CRM market share (“Market Share: CRM Software, Worldwide, 2006;” Sharon Mertz, Chris Pang, Yanna Dharmasthira; June 2007) finds SAP leading the CRM market, as measured by total CRM software revenues for 2006, with a total market share of 25.7 percent, placing 10 percentage points above its closest competitor.

The latest Gartner report on worldwide ERP market share (“Market Share: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2006;” Chris Pang, Chad Eschinger, Yanna Dharmasthira and Koji Motoyoshi; July 2007) estimates that SAP leads the ERP market, as measured by total software revenues for 2006, with a total market share of 27 percent worldwide. This measure surpasses SAP’s closest competitor in the space by 13.8 percent of worldwide ERP market share. Within the ERP market, SAP is also further noted as the leader in several relevant categories, including financials and human capital management solutions.

The Gartner report profiling worldwide SCM market share (“Market Share: SCM Software, Worldwide, 2006;” Chad Eschinger, Chris Pang, Yanna Dharmasthira, Koji Motoyoshi; June 2007) states that SAP is leading the SCM market, as measured by total SCM software revenues for 2006, with a total market share of 19.7 percent, surpassing the second-ranked competitor at 14.9 percent.


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