SAP Named Highest-Ranked Software Company in 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

SAP NEWSBYTE – September 09, 2010 – For the fourth consecutive year SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been named as the leader of the software sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), comprising the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index.

The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level respectively. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices.

For the software sector, DJSI reviewed a total of 30 companies. SAP had sector-leading scores in 11 of the 20 key dimensions, including customer relationship management, risk and crisis management, innovation management, human capital development, corporate citizenship and labor practice indicators. SAP obtained sector-leading scores for its environmental and social reporting through its interactive sustainability report. Moreover, the company achieved the best score for the software sector in the social dimension.

In recent years, SAP has been recognized consistently for its sustainable business practices by the leading global sustainability rankings, including the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world, the FTSE4Good index and the Global Challenges Index. In addition, SAP China was recently named as one of the “Top 50 Green Companies in China” by Business Watch magazine. In Germany, the company is nominated for the 2010 German Sustainability Award in the category “most sustainable strategy.”

In the past year, SAP has continued the execution of its sustainability strategy, which includes both managing its internal operations in a sustainable way and delivering solutions that support its customers’ sustainable business practices. The company introduced a SAP Supplier Code of Conduct to directly address sustainability issues within its own global network of suppliers. SAP also engaged with the Sustainability Consortium as the organization’s first global technology steering committee member.

In addition to issuing an annual sustainability report, in early 2010 SAP started providing quarterly sustainability updates. These quarterly reports offer updates on SAP’s performance and track the company’s progress toward meeting its aggressive carbon footprint reduction goals. In 2009 SAP announced its commitment to reduce the company’s total carbon emissions to the year-2000 emissions level of approximately 275 kilotonnes by the year 2020. This represents an overall reduction of about half compared to SAP’s year-2007 peak levels of 540 kilotonnes.

By housing the sustainability reporting on an interactive online platform, stakeholders can engage directly with SAP to track and discuss the company’s social, economic and environmental performance. Read the SAP sustainability report and quarterly updates on Visit the sustainability solutions area on for more details. Follow SAP sustainability news on Twitter @sustainableSAP.

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SAP Development Architect Utility Solution IS-U, SAP Custom Development, Palo Alto, CA

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SAP Custom Development is a global organization dedicated to delivering innovative custom solutions to meet our customers unique business process needs. We deliver a full lifecycle of custom development services from strategic planning, risk assessment, development and quality assurance to maintenance. With development centers in US, Germany, India, China & Japan, we are able to leverage a global delivery model that utilizes the specific strengths of each location. To ensure excellence in execution, all development is delivered by following our solidly defined methodology. SAP Custom Development helps customers maximize the value of our customers’ technology investments and can ultimately help to enhance their competitive advantage.

The Solution Execution team within SAP Custom Development is chartered with executing custom development projects and related services, where success is measured by effectively leveraging our ability to deliver those projects on-time, on-budget and with superior quality. As part of the Solution Execution team, you will be responsible for high level business process and requirements analysis, architecting solutions utilizing appropriate technologies across various SAP components and application areas, creating solution definitions, functional specifications and design documents as required, overseeing development, support and training with all documentation, together with testing, production and go-live aspects according to the SAP Custom Development methodology.

Position Responsibilities
• Perform high-level analysis of customer business processes and requirements to support project evaluations with proposed solutions.
• Perform detailed analysis of customer business processes and requirements to produce custom solution specifications for complex and large projects.
• Define & architect the design for custom solutions.
• Provide direction to development teams for custom solution realization and participate, as necessary, in coding, testing, documentation and maintenance support activities.
• Participate in project quality management tasks such as peer and quality reviews of specification, design documents and code reviews.
• Work closely with internal SAP, external partners and customer teams to ensure successful project completion.
• Be a multiplier of your skills by actively mentoring other technical resources on your team.
• Continually enhance existing skills and seek new areas for personal development.
• Advanced knowledge of and development skills in various components of SAP based Utility Solution (e.g. IS-U, Billing, FI-CA, Device Management, Master Data, AMI solution, CRM-based CIC etc.)
• Deep business process knowledge of Utility related industry solution
• Bachelor’s degree highly desirable, preferably in a technical related discipline.

Basic Qualifications
Requires 8+ years of professional experience,
Strong ABAP development experience,

Palo Alto or Newtown Square

Travel Requirements
Ability and willingness to travel domestically (overall travel typically not more than 25%). Involving light international travel when required.


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