INTERNATIONAL - German business software group SAP plans to streamline its hardware infrastructure while holding research development costs steady, an executive said on Tuesday.
The measures, announced at SAP’s capital markets day, are aimed at helping Europe’s most valuable technology firm fulfil its promise of expanding profit margins by 5 percentage points through 2023.
Luka Mucic, finance chief, said SAP will reduce the number of so-called stacks, or infrastructure such as servers and components that SAP has accumulated through multiple acquisitions.
The budget for research and development will remain steady at 14 percent of revenue, he said.
The company will also cut management costs and the number of its suppliers.