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Top 10 Reasons for SAP Acquisition from SuccessFactors

10) Help Create Better Society. “Our mission is to improve how everycompany in the world gets work done, and drive people’s love for their work back into their heart. We believe that will drive a better society in general when people come home from work happy and fired-up: better dads, better moms, better brothers, better everything. And we just got the biggest turbo-boost for that mission.”

9) Most Products Per Customer. “We believe that’s the most enterprise paying users of any business cloud application company. Any. But SuccessFactors has not only found a way to operate the cloud for the largestcompanies, we’ve also implemented more products by customer, on average, than any other cloud company. Which is, of course, extremely relevant for this combination.”

8) Acceleration Through Combination. “This ability to scale to any size company in the cloud—building, selling, and deploying multiple products, is the DNA with which we will accelerate SuccessFactors’ core and all of SAP’s very, very impressive cloud assets from their deep heritage, 40 years of driving business-applications excellence at 170,000 companies worldwide: that’s 2-1/2 times the #2 player.”

7) Transform Business-Software Market. “With SAP, we and our employees and our partners have the opportunity to transform the business-software market to deliver the power of the cloud to customers all over the world and create new innovations that customers and users are going to love.”

6) Incredible Customer Innovation. “Expanding relationships with SAP’s 176,000 customers with our speed to value, friendly user interface, on mobile devices and the web, and seamlessly delivering more SAP solutions in the cloud will be legendary, as organizations adopt the cloud to improve their business.  . . .  The business world is ready for enterprise-class cloud applications and together, we can deliver incredible new innovation for global businesses.”

5) Size and Scale—Plus Beauty. “What’s different about this cloud company is that we have 15 million paying users. Nobody else comes close—it’s a multiple of 5 over the #2. Not only that, but this is ideal for SAP. Why? Because SAP is the company that has the most intellectual property and the most applications for the last 40 years since Hasso Plattner started this company. We can take all of that IP and put it on our platform and we can compete in every market—and even more exciting, compete in markets that never existed before! Create incredibly lightweight, beautiful applications—more beautiful than the iPad—for all users, everywhere in the world.”

4) Shared Cloud Vision. “I’ve had the opportunity to spend some serioustime with the SAP senior management team, and including Hasso Plattner, the founder—40 years ago, founded this amazing company. They share our cloud vision, they have a similar culture of excellence and customer-centricity, and they have a shared vision for how big and disruptive this opportunity reallyis.”

3) Massive Business Value. “There’s nobody who really understands unless you’ve been an SAP customer how incredibly valuable they [SAP] are tothe whole business-value chain. These are the people who make planes land. These are the people who, when you go to the hospital, you rely on their software to make things work. They’re hearts-and-lungs people, and also fun mobile apps that make you go to work and have fun at work or wherever you might be in the field—that’s what they can do.”

2) Cloud Revolution Is Here. “People want cloud for all their mobile devices and web, and we’ve been doing this as one of the first for 10 years, and the cloud revolution is only just hitting its tipping point. Now is the time to take this game to the next level—with SAP, we can bring the incredible value of enterprise cloud applications to all businesses, everywhere. We feel like we’re able to shorten our total roadmap at SuccessFactors by 10 years!”

1) Massive Opportunities. “I see an opportunity in mobile, I see an opportunity in social, I see an opportunity to completely annihilate the way we thought about applications in history, and look at the way for the future to work together and love work again and if people have fun at work, you know what? They have fun when they go home with their friends, their families, their spouses, their partners, and we will help that around the globe.”

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