Strong Numbers and New Products for SAP

Second-quarter results from the German software maker go a long way toward restoring investor trust as it develops Internet-based software

Executives at German software maker SAP (SAP) are not generally given to chest thumping, but there was a palpable sense of self-satisfaction in the second-quarter results the company released July 19. "They're good numbers," Deputy Chief Executive Officer Léo Apotheker told BusinessWeek.

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