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SAP Aims to Boost Software Programmer Pool in $2B Investment Plan; Jim Hagemann Snabe Comments

SAP Aims to Boost Software Programmer Pool in $2B Investment Plan; Jim Hagemann Snabe Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

SAP logo SAP is seeking to increase its number of software programmers in China under a $2 billion investment plan that includes acquisitions, Bloomberg reported Sunday.

The management software provider launched its acquisition roadmap in 2012 and aims to add 2,000 more employees to its workforce by 2015, according to the report.

Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO at SAP, told Bloomberg Television in Beijing the company has already hired nearly 1,000 individuals in the last 15 months and increased its headcount to approximately 4,000.

“We are investing in China not just in terms of sales capacity, but innovation in China for China and the rest of the world,“ Snabe said in the interview.

The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 16 percent of SAP's sales in 2012, according to the report.

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Written by Jay Clemens

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