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SAP Takes Further Steps to Exit Russia Operations

   By Ed Frankl 
 

SAP SE said Tuesday that it would take further steps toward an "orderly exit" from operations in Russia as it withdraws customer-support services in the country.

The German software company said it would end support and maintenance of its on-premise products in Russia, and offer non-sanctioned companies in the country the choice to have their data deleted, sent to them, or migrated to a data center outside of Russia.

Existing customers in Russia using on-premise software would still be able to use SAP's products, it said.

For Russian companies that choose to migrate their data, SAP said it won't renew their contract upon expiration of the current subscription term, the Walldorf-based company said.

SAP previously said in March it would halt sales in Russia and Belarus and was in the process of shutting down cloud operations in Russia.

The DAX-listed company, which has operated in Russia for more than 30 years, said it would aim to responsibly manage the impact on its employees of winding down its operations in the country.

SAP's major rival Oracle Corp. has withdrawn all operations in Russia and removed service and support for the country's companies.

 

Write to Ed Frankl at edward.frankl@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 19, 2022 10:35 ET (14:35 GMT)

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