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SAP Canada Named as One of Canada’s 50 Best Employers


Business Software Leader Receives Top Marks from Hewitt Associates for High Employee Engagement

TORONTO - SAP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), today announced that it has been named as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada by Hewitt Associates, a global provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The distinction recognizes SAP Canada’s exceptional ability to attract and retain key talent and drive employee engagement. The designation in Canada for 2009, caps off a year in which SAP has been recognized as a preferred employer in each of its operating regions across the globe.

“Talented and committed people are key to our competitiveness,” said Mark Aboud, president and managing director, SAP Canada. “We hire the best talent in the industry and provide our employees with the tools and opportunities to realize their full potential and take part in creating value for our customers and transforming the way businesses are run. We thank our employees for helping us in building a reputation for excellence, integrity and leadership in business innovation that has made SAP the envy of the software industry.”

SAP Canada ranked 39th among hundreds of companies that participated in the 2009 study. In the survey, employees provided their opinions on several factors related to employee engagement including managerial support, recognition, work processes and learning and development opportunities. One hundred and forty-five Canadian organizations registered to participate in the study. The results from this year’s study were based on survey responses from more than 115,000 Canadian employees, with additional input from over 1,200 leaders and human resources professionals.

“At SAP, our people are our greatest assets, and we strive to provide them with a supportive working environment that encourages innovative thinking and empowerment,” said Denise Michalak, vice president and managing human resources business partner, SAP Canada. “We are pleased that our employees recognize our commitment to providing rewarding careers and look forward to continuing to look at new ways to make SAP a great place to work.”

SAP also has been recognized as preferred employer in 2008 in local rankings for China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, as well as regionally for Europe. As a global leader in business and IT innovation, SAP invests in programs that provide career development opportunities and create a rewarding work environment for its employees.

Hewitt’s 50 Best Employers in Canada list will be published in the January edition of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine and in La Presse on December 31.

About SAP Canada Inc.
SAP Canada Inc., based in Toronto, is a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the world’s leading provider of business software*. SAP applications are helping Canadian enterprises of all sizes improve productivity and customer relationships, reduce costs, increase revenues and profitability, and create efficiencies across supply chains and business operations. SAP Labs Canada, a division of SAP Canada, develops cutting-edge software for a wide array of SAP applications from its Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver locations.

SAP Canada and Business Objects, an SAP company, have collectively more than 1,200 customers and over 2,300 employees across Canada.

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About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software (*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 76,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For more information, visit

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.


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