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SAP Recognized as a Leader in Human Resource Management Systems


CHICAGO - October 05, 2006 - Forrester Research, a leading independent research firm, has recognized SAP as a leader in the Forrester Wave™: HR Management Systems — Multinational Enterprises, Q3 ’061.

Forrester evaluated human resource management systems (HRMS) vendors across 92 criteria for both the multinational enterprise market as well as the U.S. midmarket. Among the solutions evaluated, SAP was named a leader for multinationals with its mySAP™ ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) application. See related press release, titled “SAP Extends Human Capital Management Market Leadership with Over 10,000 Customers.” The announcement was made at the Human Resource (HR) Technology Conference and Exposition, being held in Chicago, Illinois, October 4 – 6.

“With strong international capabilities as the global applications market leader, SAP has steadily added breadth and depth to its global HRMS offering,” writes Paul Hamerman, Vice President, Forrester Research. “Recent development efforts have improved strategic process support, including performance and succession planning. Usability, which has long been a weakness for SAP, is receiving considerable attention with initiatives underway to extend HR application usability include Adobe interactive forms and Microsoft Office (Duet).”

To assess the state of the human resources management systems market, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top HRMS vendors. The evaluation criteria targeted process functions, technology and customer experience. The 92 criteria of evaluation were grouped within 3 main categories: current offering, strategy and market presence.

“SAP continues to extend its HCM market leadership with more than 10,000 SAP customers worldwide running mySAP ERP HCM,” said Ellen Minter, senior vice president, Solution Marketing – Applications and Suite, SAP AG. “Our ongoing momentum in the HCM space confirms our true course of innovation for our customers, enabling the human capital management processes that empower best-run organizations to evolve with the rapidly changing dynamics of today’s workplace and workforce.”

mySAP ERP HCM automates talent management, workforce process management and workforce deployment. Workforce analytics provide customers with reporting and analysis options for real-time analysis. Designed for the global business, mySAP ERP HCM supports payroll functions, regulatory requirements and best practices for more than 45 countries. Combined with the new approach to delivering more innovation, more quickly, in a more accessible way to mySAP ERP customers (See September 12, 2006 press release, titled “SAP Delivers Innovation Without Disruption to mySAP™ ERP Customers”), mySAP ERP HCM delivers leading-edge human capital management capabilities that empower organizations of all sizes and in all industries to maximize workforce potential—while supporting future innovation, growth, and flexibility

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1 SAP Leads Human Resource Management Systems: The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q3 2006 by Paul Hamerman, September 28, 2006

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