Press Release 27 May 2014 Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that SAP is to increase investment in the Business Objects Software Ltd.’s Development Centre in Ireland. The centre which is located at SAP’s facility in Citywest Dublin will create 60 highly skilled roles in Predictive Analytics. These new R&D roles will significantly expand the BusinessObjects development organisation in Dublin. SAP is also currently recruiting in its Business Suite and Cloud Support organisations and expects to fill over 200 roles in 2014. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.Welcoming today’s announcement Liam Ryan, Managing Director, SAP operations in Ireland said; “SAP continues to be a great success story in Ireland and today’s announcement is another strong vote of confidence in the ability of SAP’s Irish based operations to continue to attract talent that will be the source of innovation and support. We are delighted to be creating these new exciting roles to support SAP’s continuing strong business growth and providing excellent career opportunities for talented professionals and graduates to work in Ireland. Along with these R&D roles we are also currently recruiting in our Business Suite and Cloud Support organisations and expect to fill over 200 roles in 2014. The technology sector is driving much of the recovery in the economy and is providing the types of jobs and careers that we need to create to compete in an increasingly international and digital world. To truly take advantage of these exciting and emerging job opportunities, we cannot become complacent. I would urge all stakeholders in Ireland’s education and employment sectors to work together to ensure we continue to have a healthy pipeline of talent and skillsets that meet the demands of our businesses.” SAP operations in Ireland provide industry-leading solutions for reporting and analytics. The Dublin Development Centre continues to lead the evolution of the business intelligence and analytics suite, providing SAP customers with advanced and revolutionary analytics tools. The new Predictive Analytics drive will focus on enabling enterprises to better consume Big Data, and also to utilise powerful new technologies to forecast and predict better outcomes for businesses. Today’s announcement will provide opportunities for software developers, data scientists and quality specialists to join a world-class product development team.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “SAP is a world-leading ICT company and today’s announcement that it is creating an additional 260 jobs is a huge boost for Dublin, Galway and for the country. ICT is a sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have put in place a range of measures to support jobs growth in this area including steps to dramatically increase the availability of skilled workers in this area. I am determined to ensure that by continuing to make the necessary changes we can support accelerated jobs growth across the economy”.