SAP Denies Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2007-12-04 Print this article Print

CEO Henning Kagermann quashes rumors that SAP is in acquisition talks with Microsoft.

SAP CEO Henning Kagermann said today that the company has had no current or recent discussions with Microsoft about SAP being acquired by Microsoft. At at press conference held at the SAP Influencer Summit held Dec. 4 in Boston, Kagermann answered with a curt, "No," when asked whether the company has been in acquisition talks with Microsoft.
Click here to read a Q&A with SAP executive Peter Zencke.
There has recently been a round of market speculation that SAP and Microsoft have been in talks as Microsoft works to strengthen its middleware offerings and is also eyeing SAP's enterprise customer base. Check out's Enterprise Applications Center for the latest news, reviews and analysis about productivity and business solutions.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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