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Michael Kleinemeier to Join the Executive Board of SAP SE

Michael Kleinemeier

Michael Kleinemeier will become the newest member of the Executive Board of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) on November 1 when he takes on sole responsibility for the Global Service & Support organization. Kleinemeier has held various leadership positions at SAP. In 2013, he was appointed President of the region Middle and Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for all market activities and the entire SAP product portfolio in this region. From 2010 to 2012, he was Head of Global End-to-End Services. In this capacity, Kleinemeier was responsible for driving sales and market adoption of SAP’s latest solutions. In parallel he served as Head of the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). 
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Imagine Dragons and SAP Join Forces to Introduce the One4 Project to Assist Refugees
With hundreds of thousands of refugees in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, particularly across the Middle East and Europe, Imagine Dragons and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) are joining forces to introduce the One4 Project to support refugee relief efforts. The One4 Project symbolizes the exponential power of one by encouraging people to download the Imagine Dragons’ newly released song “I Was Me,” now available exclusively on iTunes worldwide at Apple, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope and Imagine Dragons will donate their respective proceeds to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Further, SAP will also donate USD 10 cents for every download up to the first 5 million downloads from iTunes. 
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SAP Wins IT Security Award
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) won an award for cloud security at the IT-Security Expo & Congress “it-sa” held in Nuremberg, Germany (October 6 – October 8 2015). The award, by IT Security magazine, was for SAP’s Security Configuration Compliance project, which helps increase the safety of cloud infrastructure.
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SAP to Hire 1,200 Graduate Developers in 2015
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) plans to hire 1,200 graduate developers globally in 2015. To help ensure their efficient onboarding, the company is establishing an early talent program tailored to development needs. 
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SAP Positioned as a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced in August that it has been positioned by independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals report. SAP is categorized as a leader in the portal market based on its “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” in this highly competitive technology segment.
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SAP Expands Focus on the Internet of Things
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) is continuing to co-innovate with customers and partners to expand its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Working together with Tech Mahindra, SAP is offering a solution to gather data on electrical vehicle charging patterns and transformer performance. SAP is partnering with Tangoe to help customers gain real business value from leveraging the SAP HANA platform to successfully implement the IoT. Additionally, SAP has created a new IoT-focused product and development unit dedicated to developing leading solutions. 
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SAP Powers Smart City Forum at New Mobility World, IAA 2015 in Frankfurt
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) showcased new technology, applications and software to run the next generation of smart cities and drive urban mobility at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Germany from September 16-27 in Frankfurt.
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SAP and China Telecom Offer New Category of Front Office Solution in Mainland China 
China Telecom and SAP today announced the general availability of the SAP Anywhere solution in China. SAP Anywhere is the first front-office solution specifically tailored to the e-commerce needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with 10 to 500 employees.
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SAP Unveils New Cloud Platform Services and In-Memory Innovation on Hadoop to Accelerate Digital Transformation
To help companies transform their businesses in today’s digital economy, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced on September 1st 2015 SAP HANA Vora software, a new in-memory computing innovation for Hadoop and new capabilities planned for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. These new offerings from SAP intend to help companies simplify how their businesses will run in the digital world.
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SAP and SuccessFactors Introduce Next Generation of Intelligent HCM Software
Managing changes to employee data can be costly and consume excess company resources each year. HR processes often include disparate transactions that cross multiple organizational boundaries, leading to wasted time managing the complexity and correcting errors. Most human capital management (HCM) software can’t handle this end-to-end view, forcing end users to guess what they need to do or rely on costly shared services. HR and employees need software that can quickly and easily guide them through the necessary steps when dealing with an employee change. SuccessFactors, a leader in cloud-based human resources software and an SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) company, introduced new capabilities in the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite that transform the entire concept of HR service delivery, moving from series of individual and isolated self-services into end-to-end intelligent services that can easily cross software modules and integrate processes.  Intelligent services are designed to connect – and even predict – the impending transactions resulting from a change and automatically adjust them for the user, helping improve the employee experience and reduce reliance on – and cost of – shared services. This announcement was made at SuccessConnect 2015, being held August 10–12 in Las Vegas. 
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MVV Energie Goes Live with SAP CRM 
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and German energy company MVV Energie AG announced in August that MVV Energie has gone live with the key quotation and order management capabilities of the SAP CRM application powered by SAP HANA. With SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA, MVV Energie gains integrated and highly improved support for its end-to-end sales process for its business customers.
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Leading Global Companies Simplify Their HR with SAP
Following a series of high-profile customer wins in the United States earlier this year, SuccessFactors, an SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) company, announced in August that several new companies around the world who have recently chosen SuccessFactors and SAP to empower HR to effectively manage the employees of today and tomorrow. As the workforce becomes increasingly global, connected and dynamic, multinational companies continue to choose SAP for market-leading cloud-based solutions that help simplify workforce management.
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SAP HANA Named a Leader Among In-Memory Database Platforms 
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has been recognized as a leader among in-memory database platforms by the independent research firm Forrester Research Inc. in a new report. SAP was among a group of 11 select vendors that Forrester invited to participate in the independent report. The SAP HANA platform was positioned highest in the two of the three core categories Forrester used to evaluate vendors – current offering and strategy, and among the highest in the third category, market presence. SAP also achieved the highest scores among all vendors in 3 criteria, and among the highest scores in 10 criteria.
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SAP Once Again Ranked As a Global Sustainability Leader
For the ninth consecutive year SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has maintained its position as the software industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Since its inception in 1999, the DJSI has become a leading benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability aspects into their portfolios. SAP has been listed since the beginning.
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New openSAP Thought Leaders Series Helps Navigate Digital Transformation
Providing an additional learning opportunity for how to manage change and master the complexity of digital transformation, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced on September 1st 2015 a new openSAP thought leaders series provided through the openSAP platform. The program will provide insight into what the digital economy means and how to address the challenges and leverage the opportunities the digital transformation offers. The speakers are well-known thought leaders from academia as well as business.
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