Addressing C-level executive requirements for comprehensive analytic applications for performance management, SAP AG announced the acquisition of Pilot Software, a privately held company specializing in strategy management software. With this "tuck-in" acquisition, SAP is adding a critical piece to its portfolio of analytic applications and furthering its commitment to provide C-level executives with the tools necessary for effective performance management by fostering alignment across their organizations. By aligning strategy with execution, organizations are able to improve corporate performance, accelerate management decision-making, facilitate collaboration and turn information into value.

Founded in 2002, Pilot Software has more than 150 customers worldwide utilizing its strategy management solutions across a variety of industries including financial services, public sector, retail and many others. Pilot's flagship product, PilotWorks, helps organizations empower their employees to effectively execute on strategies by aligning the three cornerstones of strategy management - goals, initiatives and metrics. Additionally, PilotWorks addresses executive requirements around managing goals, initiatives and metrics and codifying strategies to make them relevant to the daily business processes of information workers. The PilotWorks product will be integrated with SAP applications and built on the SAP NetWeaver platform, allowing SAP customers to leverage their current investments in SAP solutions to gain new business value.

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