SAP says it has recruited around 200 staff from its chief business software rivals over the last 18 months.
The company said its new recruits came from the likes of Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems and BEA Systems. A number of the new PeopleSoft staff walked after Oracle bought the company.
SAP said the new staff included “key” development and marketing executives taken from its rivals.
Among the new recruits are Richard Campione and Nimish Mehta, both former group vice-presidents at Siebel, and Mike Mayer, former senior director of international projects at Oracle.
In addition, there is Dan Rosenberg, former vice-president of R&D at Oracle; Gordon Simpson, former deputy chief technology officer at BEA; and John Zepecki, former vice-president of development at PeopleSoft.
All the new SAP faces have taken senior positions in SAP’s product and technology group.