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Former Member

As SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid is coming up fast (November 13th), I’m looking back at an amazing Q3/2012. All of our solutions did great, especially Sales on Demand. Our Cloud strategy around a loosely coupled, best of breed suite of solutions that focuses on key assets our large enterprise customers care most about – people, money, customers and suppliers – resonated well with customers, prospects and our partners.

In addition, our fully integrated cloud suite SAP Business ByDesign is growing its market momentum. Here are the key points I want to share:

#1 – SAP Business ByDesign had its best quarter ever with over 300% Year over Year growth. In the large enterprise space we had landmark wins with multiple thousands of users around the globe, including the New South Wales Department of Trade and Investment in Australia, HILTI in Switzerland and the largest ByDesign deal ever in the United States with Genomic Health. In the mid-market our partners alone added close to 100 new customers.

#2 –SAP Business ByDesign Feature Pack 4.0 (now also known as 12.08) is the default release for new customers. More than 800 new capabilities have been introduced, including 4 new countries.

#3 – SAP Business ByDesign platform enables Partners and the SAP Professional Services team to add customer specific solutions, vertical add-ons and new country versions. Leeyo, one of our partners in the U.S., wrote an add-on for additional revenue recognition capabilities. More than 14.500 lines of code, 24 new business objects, user interface screens and reports were added in less than 8 weeks time. And today 70 % of all ByDesign partners leverage the SAP Business ByDesign SDK (software development kit).

Including Ariba, SAP today has a US$1B revenue run rate in Cloud.  And Business ByDesign is a crucial part of why companies are choosing SAP Cloud.  I look forward to seeing accelerated momentum from this part of our Cloud business.

I hope you’ll join us at SAPPHIRE NOW to see our solutions with your own eyes.

Lars Dalgaard