SAP’s revenue, profits up on growth in all regions

Revenue and profit at enterprise software vendor SAP rose in the July to September quarter, the company said Wednesday.

Profits after tax were up 12 percent on the same period a year earlier at €501 million (US$694 million) and revenue climbed 20 percent to €3 billion, it said. The results are calculated to international financial reporting standards and include the operations of Sybase after it was acquired by SAP on July 26.

Software and software-related service revenue was €2.3 billion in the quarter, up 20 percent from the same quarter last year. Software revenue was up 25 percent at €656 million.

SAP did not change its outlook for the full year 2010.

All of the regions reported growth in the third quarter, with particular strength in the U.S. and the emerging markets of Asia, Europe and Latin America, SAP said.

It saw a good mix of revenues among small, mid-size and large enterprises, and had an increase in deal volume.

On the product side, business analytics remains a top priority among its customers and continues to be a principal growth driver, SAP said.

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