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(Revised July 2007)
SAP: Industry Transformation
SAP seeks growth in the small- and medium-sized enterprise market. To do so, it has created a platform strategy with SAP Netweaver. What are the advantages and challenges for an incumbent entering a new market? What are the benefits and challenges of implementing a platform strategy?
Keywords: Growth and Development Strategy;
Market Entry and Exit;
Hagiu, Andrei, Pai-Ling Yin, Daniela Beyersdorfer, and Vincent Marie Dessain. "SAP: Industry Transformation." Harvard Business School Case 707-435, September 2006. (Revised July 2007.)