FRANKFURT Jan 5 German business software maker
SAP sees potential for one million new customers in China, five
times the number it currently has world-wide, German weekly
paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said.
"China will be as important for us as the United States,"
SAP's co-Chief Executive Jim Hagemann Snabe told the
paper, according to an advance extract.
Snabe said SAP wants to open the Chinese market by securing
a deal with authorities to allow cloud computing services.
"We want to find a solution with Chinese authorities this
year if possible," Snabe told the paper.
As part of SAP's growth strategy, it plans to invest around
$2 billion in China by 2015.
(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)