Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Software sales fall by a third at SAP

A stark sign of the times

SAP, the world’s largest maker of business software, on Wednesday painted a bleak picture of corporate spending on information technology when it said that sales of new software fell by a third in the first quarter of the year.

The Walldorf-based company said software sales – an indicator of follow-on sales from upgrades and maintenance – dropped 33 per cent to €418m, while software and maintenance revenues were flat at €1.74bn.

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Software sales fall by a third at SAP

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