SAP Trying to Sell Nascent North African Governments its Software

German enterprise software giant SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) is embarking on an initiative to sell nascent governments in North Africa its software.  SAP’s software is used by large organizations for logistics planning, financial accounting, human resources, and other complex business processes.  Its competitors include Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Following is some information on the company’s stock price performance, along with that of some of its competitors.

  • SAP AG (NYSE:SAP): The shares recently traded at $59.03, down $3.51, or 5.61%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $46.70 to $68.39 and its market capitalization is $70.37 billion.  About the company: SAP AG is a multinational software company.  The Company develops business software, including e-business and enterprise management software, consults on organizational usage of its applications software, and provides training services.  SAP markets its products and services worldwide.
  • Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL): The shares recently traded at $31.12, down $0.65, or 1.98%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.72 to $36.50 and its market capitalization is $162.03 billion.  About the company: Oracle Corporation supplies software for enterprise information management.  The Company offers databases and relational servers, application development and decision support tools, and enterprise business applications.  Oracle’s software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, set-top devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes, and massively parallel computers.
  • Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): The shares recently traded at $26.23, down $0.40, or 1.5%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $23.65 to $29.46 and its market capitalization is $220.65 billion.  About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and support software products.  The Company offers operating system software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.  Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.
  • International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM): The shares recently traded at $182.18, down $5.27, or 2.81%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $140.75 to $190.53 and its market capitalization is $214.72 billion.  About the company: International Business Machines Corporation provides computer solutions through the use of advanced information technology.  The Company’s solutions include technologies, systems, products, services, software, and financing.  IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organization, as well as through a variety of third party distributors and resellers.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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