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SAP Farms More Business Out Amid Its Staff Reductions
As the battle for the mid-market intensifies and each vendor is exhibiting a pertinent sabre rattling display of power, SAP is turning to help from the alliance

axe  announcement by deciding to axe approximately 7% staff from its over 4,500-strong U.S. workforce as a part of an overall restructuring program requiring all divisions to curb fourth quarter costs. The cuts are part of SAP's restructuring program in the US to transform its 21 industry groups into 12 vertical industry clusters that will focus on the three core e-business software areas -- SCM, CRM and ERP. Under the SMB program, SAP will certify new and existing channel sales partners to offer its

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