Managing the Technology Acquisition Integration Paradox at SAP

Stefan Henningsson, Thomas Kude, Karl Michael Popp

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    Resumé

    In this paper, we report on a novel approach developed by SAP AG, the German enterprise software company, for managing the integration of acquisitions of companies to access innovative technologies and related capabilities: the Product Council approach. The value of the Product Council approach rests in ensuring critical speed while not compromising accuracy in the integration process. For SAP, the Product Council became a vital component in its technology acquisition capability that allows the company to retain its technological edge in the hypercompetitive software industry.
    In this paper, we report on a novel approach developed by SAP AG, the German enterprise software company, for managing the integration of acquisitions of companies to access innovative technologies and related capabilities: the Product Council approach. The value of the Product Council approach rests in ensuring critical speed while not compromising accuracy in the integration process. For SAP, the Product Council became a vital component in its technology acquisition capability that allows the company to retain its technological edge in the hypercompetitive software industry.

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
    Nummer37
    LandIrland
    ByDublin
    Periode11/12/201614/12/2016
    AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
    Vol/bind37

    Emneord

    • Acquisition
    • M&A
    • Innovation
    • Integration paradox
    • Case study

    Citer dette

    Henningsson, S., Kude, T., & Popp, K. M. (2016). Managing the Technology Acquisition Integration Paradox at SAP. I ICIS 2016 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Bind. 37
    Henningsson, Stefan ; Kude, Thomas ; Popp, Karl Michael. / Managing the Technology Acquisition Integration Paradox at SAP. ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2016. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ???volume??? 37).
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    ICIS 2016 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2016.

    Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konferenceprocesKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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