File photo of CEOs of German software group SAP Bill McDermott (R) and Jim Hagemann Snabe posing prior to the company's general shareholder assembly in Mannheim, May 25, 2011. SAP expects that by 2017... more 
File photo of CEOs of German software group SAP Bill McDermott (R) and Jim Hagemann Snabe posing prior to the company's general shareholder assembly in Mannheim, May 25, 2011. SAP expects that by 2017 about 65 percent of its business will be highly predictable as the software company will make a push for cloud and subscription based services, the company's co-Chief Executive Bill McDermott told Reuters in an interview. "Today 50 percent of our revenues is recurrent. By 2017 we aim at having 65 percent of recurring revenue. That means 65 percent of revenue will be highly predictable and have high margins," he told Reuters January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Domanski/Files (BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) less 
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