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Seven appears to be a universally lucky or holy number.

Monty Python would define seven as the number after six, but before eight.

There are many terms that include the number seven: seven wonders of the world, seven deadly sins, seven virtues, the seven seas, seven days of the week, seven colors of the spectrum, the seven dwarfs, and so on. “Seven Samurai (Shichi-nin no Samurai)” is a classic Japanese movie directed by Akira Kurosawa, which was remade into, “The Magnificent Seven.” Buddhists believe in seven reincarnations. The Japanese celebrate the seventh day after a baby’s birth, and mourn the seventh day and seventh week following a death.

But what do SAP and the number seven have in common?

I have the great privilege to report that Gartner has just released their 2013 CIS magic quadrant, and report that SAP has been ranked as the leader in Utilities Customer Relationship & Billing.

This marks the seventh consecutive year Gartner has rated SAP as the leader in the CIS magic quadrant…….that’s what SAP and the number seven have in common.

Now I need to start thinking of something for the number eight for next year……congratulations to all for keeping SAP as the dominant market leader in utilities.

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  1. Jason Cao

    Hi James, thanks for sharing this, and congratulations!

    To help you get started for next year’s results, the Chinese like the number “8” because it sounds like prosperity. 🙂

    There’s also the 8 virtues: compassion, honesty, honor, humility, justice, sacrifice, spirituality and valor.

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