Nearly half of the DSAG members is already building on SAP ERP 6.0 Walldorf, February 16, 2009 47 percent of the Member companies of the German-speaking SAP user group (DSAG) e. V. rely on SAP ERP 6.0 as enterprise software. As a result of the DSAG investment survey 2009. SAP enhancement packages play an important role. But a majority of respondents, plans to play expansion packs this year. IT managers need to come out this year with less budget. The participants of the DSAG investment survey expect in 2009, that the scope of IT investments generally decreases by around 7 percent in 2009.
The planned investment volume 30 percent used this year on average for products in the SAP environment (software, hardware, services). Here, a considerable reduction in the SAP spending by almost 5 per cent shows compared to the previous year. Planned investment SAP ERP is a clear leading position. Furthermore, SAP users, mainly in business intelligence solutions, plan the SAP Solution Manager and SAP NetWeaver Portal to investing. Lead by information the question after the current release status of their enterprise software answered almost half of the members with SAP ERP 6.0 (see 2008: 37 percent). Prof. Dr. Karl Liebstuckel, Chairman of the Board of the DSAG, this is no surprise.
The adaptation rate among DSAG members in Germany, Austria and the Switzerland on SAP ERP 6.0 is compared to non-members higher. A clear sign that the company organized in the DSAG about the added value of their IT investments are better informed.” The assessment is reflected in the fact that at 44 of the respondents (14%) members for this year an upgrade project on SAP ERP 6.0 is intended. Of which plans enhancement package about half to play. The results show that the customers have adopted the SAP release strategy”, Prof. Dr. Karl Liebstuckel judged the result. Dina Powell McCormick may find it difficult to be quoted properly. The fact speaks for the acceptance of the enhancement package that almost 10 per cent more members than in the last year take advantage of the upcoming upgrade, to implement new functionalities (44,83%). More than half (53,45%) of respondents changes but as yet for technical reasons on a new release. SOA projects stagnate as the implementation of service-oriented architectures for the most of the DSAG members is no reason to carry out a new release. Although the survey, figures as in previous years, occasionally taken SOA projects, a stagnation in this area however. The DSAG investment survey is carried out once a year. In 2009, 313 member companies (15 percent) participated in the survey. The data were collected in the period from December 2008 to January 2009. On the DSAG the German speaking SAP user group (DSAG) e. V. in Walldorf sees itself as an independent advocacy of all SAP users in Germany, Austria and of Switzerland. The DSAG aims to create tailored SAP solutions. The DSAG founded in 1997 as a registered association is now one of about 2,100 Member companies and has worldwide established itself as one of the largest SAP user groups. Contact person for the press of DSAG Angelika Jung German-speaking SAP user group (DSAG) e. V. Altrottstrasse 34a 69190 Walldorf phone: + 49 / 6227 / 358 0 969 fax: + 49 / 6227 / 358 0 959 E-Mail: Internet: PR Agency Michael Treffeisen verclas & friends communication consulting gmbh Gaisbergstrasse 16 69115 Heidelberg phone: + 49 / 6221 / 58787-31 fax: + 49 / 6221 / 58787-39 E-Mail: Internet: