Enterprise Applications: 10 Reasons Why Buying Sybase Was a Good Move for SAP
For SAP, the decision to buy Sybase was sort of like the old story about the man who bought an electric razor and liked it so much he decided to buy the company that manufactured them. SAP and Sybase have been strategic partners for several years. Sybase was already helping SAP add mobility features to its CRM and Sales Force Automation applications. Furthermore, SAP knows that to keep growing it has to rapidly expand its mobile and cloud computing application services to win a greater share of the midsize market, where there are the best prospects for robust market growth. It was no great leap for SAP to decide that the fastest way to achieve these goals was to own the company that was providing the tools and expertise essential to achieving its most urgent business goals. This eWEEK slide show looks at the key reasons why SAP is spending $5.8 billion to acquire Sybase.