SAP Hires President to Lead Team Offering SMB Solutions

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Emphasizing the importance of the SMB market to SAP SE, the company is appointing Barry Padgett as SAP's new president of the SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere, and SAP Business ByDesign teams, effective July 1, 2016.

He steps into the role having held various leadership positions since 1997 at Concur Technologies, including serving as Concur’s chief product officer since 2014.

“This newly created position highlights the importance of small and midsize businesses to SAP,” said Steve Singh, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “Padgett brings the perfect combination of enterprise expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the role, and I couldn’t be happier that he will be leading this new team toward our goal of being the market-leading provider of commerce, financial and ERP services to SMBs.”

SAP combined teams for the SAP Business One application, the SAP Anywhere solution, and the SAP Business ByDesign platform into one organization to effectively focus on building complete, best-in-class front-office and back-office solutions that serve the unique needs of today’s SMBs.

“With customers increasingly expecting real-time service from all companies, regardless of size, SMB business owners need to respond, without having large, internal IT organizations to support their efforts,” said Padgett. “I’m very excited to help drive this new organization focused on meeting the needs of SMBs with front-office and back-office solutions designed specifically for them.”

EJ Jackson, head of SAP Anywhere, Luis Murguia, head of SAP Business One, Michael Schmitt, head of SAP Business ByDesign, and Rob Chu, global head of SMB development and support, and their teams will report to Padgett in his new, SMB leadership position.

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