IBM software chief doesn't see any fall out from SAP CEO change

IBM makes more money on SAP integrations than SAP makes in selling that software...
Written by Tom Foremski, Contributor

It's been about 6 years since I spoke with Steve Mills, head of IBM's Software Group - the most profitable business at IBM.

Mr Mills was in town Monday evening to meet with a handful of media and chat about IBM's green initiatives around municipal infrastructure projects.

I had a chance to go off topic and ask him about SAP and the changes at the world's largest business software company.

Mr Mills said that he welcomed the changes and that it would not impact IBM's SAP related business. "SAP is a valued partner and we don't expect any affect on our SAP related business."

SAP business is a big business at IBM. The company makes money on consulting services and hardware related to SAP implementations. For every dollar that SAP receives in license revenues, IBM and other systems integrators, make about $9 in services and other revenues.

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