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Our Financial View

SAP delivered strong financial performance in 2015, once again validating our strategy.

Financial Performance Highlights

We have strong ambitions for sustainable business success, both for our
company and for our customers. We report a number of financial and
non-financial indicators to make developments in our business
transparent. Below you will find selected financial indicators.

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€20.81 billion

Total Revenue (non-IFRS)

We use non-IFRS total revenue to measure the growth of our company. We saw a strong increase in this revenue measure in 2015 (€20.81 billion) compared to 2014 (€17.58 billion) and expect to reach a range of €23.0 billion to €23.5 billion in 2017 and a range of €26 billion to €28 billion in 2020.
 

€2.30 billion

Cloud Subscriptions and Support Revenue (non-IFRS)

This revenue driver comprises the main revenues of our fast-growing cloud business. Cloud subscriptions and support revenue increased to €2.30 billion in 2015 compared to €1.66 billion in 2014. We expect cloud subscriptions and support revenue to be in a range of €2.95 billion to €3.05 billion in 2016. We anticipate cloud subscriptions and support revenue to be in a range of €3.8 billion to €4.0 billion by 2017 and to reach €7.5 to €8.0 billion by 2020.

€6.35 billion

Operating Profit (non-IFRS)

We use non-IFRS operating profit to measure the profitability of our company. We saw a solid increase in this measure in 2015 (€6.35 billion) compared to 2014 (€5.64 billion) and expect to reach a range of €6.4 billion to €6.7 billion at constant currencies in 2016, a range of €6.7 billion to € 7.0 billion in 2017, and a range of €8.0 billion to €9.0 billion in 2020.

€17.23 billion

Cloud and Software Revenue (non-IFRS)

We use cloud and software revenue (non-IFRS) to measure our revenue growth. Cloud and software revenue increased from €14.33 in 2014 to €17.23 billion in 2015. For 2016, we expect cloud and software revenue to increase by 6% to 8% in 2016.

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Our Financial Performance

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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statement

You can download the complete Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statement as a PDF file.

Corporate Goals

We believe the most important indicators to measure this success comprise both financial and non-financial indicators: growth, profitability, customer loyalty, and employee engagement.

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Primary Consolidated Financial Statements

You can view the consolidated financial statements for the year 2015 here.

Economy and
the Market

We report on the global economy, the global software market, and their impact on SAP.

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Strategy and Business Model

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Our Vision

Our enduring vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Our vision is not just relevant in this time of change and disruption – it is essential.

Reimagine Your Business

To remain competitive – and create a sustainable competitive advantage – every business today must become a digital business. SAP provides what is needed to become a digital business.

Creating Societal Impact

As a software company that serves many of the world’s leading organizations, we have enormous opportunity to impact people and society by helping our customers innovate, run more efficiently, and offer new products and services.

 
Our Goals for Sustained Business Success

We have strong ambitions for sustainable business success, both for our company and for our customers.

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SAP in the Market

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Economy and the Market

The global economy grew gradually and unevenly in 2015, according to the European Central Bank (ECB).

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Products, R&D, and Services

The role of software has moved beyond enabling the realization of business strategy to becoming an intrinsic part of that strategy. In 2015, we unveiled one of the most important products in our history: SAP S/4HANA, our next-generation business suite.

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Overview of SAP Group

Founded in 1972, SAP today is the global leader in business application and analytics software for enterprises in terms of market share and the market leader in digital commerce. Further, SAP is the enterprise cloud company with the greatest number of users and the fastest-growing major database company.

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