SAP AG’s Bill McDermott, who became the German company’s sole chief executive officer today, is counting on the leadership change to speed decision-making at the software maker trying to accelerate growth.
As software maker SAP AG expands in emerging markets from Beijing to Buenos Aires, managers are also focusing their attention on a place they have sometimes neglected: the company’s home country of Germany.
SAP AG’s longtime technology head Vishal Sikka is leaving as Bill McDermott reorganizes the management team ahead of his ascension to sole chief executive officer of the largest maker of business-management software.
SAP AG will end its dual chief executive officer structure next year, with Bill McDermott becoming sole leader as the largest maker of business-management software battles intensifying competition amid a shift in demand to Internet-based applications.
SAP AG, the largest maker of business-management software, is finding it hard to please investors as a sales boost from its shift to online programs is being muted by a slowdown for older products and a strong euro.