SAP reshuffles product, executive decks to better target smaller companies

SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere and SAP Business ByDesign will form one unit aimed at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

SAP is rejiggering its executive ranks as it combines product areas.

In an internal email to employees, Steve Singh, head of SAP's business networks and applications unit, said that the SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere and SAP Business ByDesign will form one unit aimed at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

That unit will be led by Barry Padgett, who will become president of the group, and report to Singh. Padgett joined SAP via the Concur acquisition.

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In addition, Steve deRham, CIO of Concur, will also become CIO of SAP's business networks and applications group. DeRham will focus on integration, automation and go-to-market efforts. DeRham, who will report to Singh, led Concor's move to create a cloud service as well as daily operations.

SAP also said that John Torrey, chief strategy officer for SAP's business networks and applications group will be Chief Corporate Development Officer for SAP. Torrey will be focused on expanding SAP's partner ecosystem and business specific use cases. Torrey's team will merge with the global business and corporate development teams under Quentin Clark, SAP's chief business officer.