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Jan 16 2012   8:55PM GMT

SAP acquires workforce performance software from datango AG

Jacquelyn Howard Jacquelyn Howard Profile: Jacquelyn Howard

Today SAP announced its intention to acquire software and relevant assets from datango AG, provider of workforce performance software that companies can use for ERP training. Datango’s mission is to help “people adopt, use and benefit from the software enterprises invest in to make them more productive.” Datango’s performance suite is currently incorporated into SAP Business ByDesign to assist small and medium businesses with application rollout and education.

“The workforce performance tools market has become increasingly strategic and critical to our customers’ success, and datango is a proven leader in this space,” Markus Schwarz, senior vice president and global head of SAP Education, said in a statement.

SAP expects to close the sale of the emerging company in the first half of 2012. Founded in 1999, datango received the Deloitte “Fast 50” award last year and was recognized as the 26th fastest growing technology company in Germany.

In an FAQ posted on the datango site, the company says that “certain” employees are expected to join SAP, while datango will retain employees related to its KPS business as well as those needed to assist existing datango customers.

In his blog today, Josh Greenbaum advised that “SAP is doing something significant in the acquisition of Datango,” because datango provides an approach to enterprise training that includes simulations that companies can use for training beyond just the initial software implementation.

Read the press release.

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