On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.
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flat. The number of full-time equivalent employees at March 31, 2001, was 25,218, a 14% increase over the number at March 31, 2000. Since December 31, 2000, SAP has added more than 1,000 new employees. In the quarter, SAP announced it intention to acquire TopTier Software, an SAP partner that has market leading technologies and know-how in creating enterprise portals (for more information, see SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons ). SAP will create a new company, SAP Portals, dedicated to