SAP Americas To Reorganize, Cut 300 Jobs - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

SAP Americas To Reorganize, Cut 300 Jobs

The North American arm of SAP will lay off about 7% of its U.S. workforce as the result of the troubled U.S. economy and a new company strategy for sales and support of SAP products.

SAP Americas, the North American arm of German software company SAP, will lay off 300 personnel, about 7% of its U.S. workforce, before the end of the year as the result of the troubled U.S. economy and a new company strategy for sales and support of SAP products.

An SAP spokesman says all SAP and mySAP.com products will continue to be offered, and the layoffs will not affect support for existing SAP customers. The reorganization involves changing SAP America's sales and support focus from support of 21 individual industry verticals to supporting 12 "industry clusters."

For example, SAP's aerospace and defense sales and support organization has been separate from its engineering and construction organization. Those organizations will be consolidated into the aerospace and defense, engineering and construction industry cluster, the spokesman says. Once the reorganization is complete, the positions being cut would be "redundant," the spokesman says.

The reorganization also will let SAP focus more sharply on core product offerings like customer-relationship management, supply-chain management, and enterprise resource planning software, according to the spokesman. SAP Americas has about 4,200 employees.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
What Becomes of CFOs During Digital Transformation?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  2/4/2020
News
Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/3/2020
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  2/3/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT 2020: A Look Ahead
Are you ready for the critical changes that will occur in 2020? We've compiled editor insights from the best of our network (Dark Reading, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing) to deliver to you a look at the trends, technologies, and threats that are emerging in the coming year. Download it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll