WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been named by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide" report. The positioning is based on evaluation of the SAP® Services organization, the company's consulting and implementation services arm. SAP was recognized as a market leader for both its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) The report highlights that "leaders are performing well today, gaining traction and mind share in the market; they have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the markets. The players in this quadrant generally have a global client base, a track record of implementing complex SAP programs globally that support business transformation, and well-balanced business, process and industry consulting and implementation capabilities that are supported by rigorous tools and methodologies." SAP Services helps customers transform SAP technology into solutions that address their strategic business needs. More than 15,000 innovative consultants, the majority of which have more than 12 years of experience, have supported more than 200,000 customers by offering them start-to-finish guidance and coverage with SAP solutions. On average, SAP Services trains more than half a million individuals each year on how to successfully use SAP systems, and is the leading implementation and consulting services provider for the SAP HANA® platform and mobile and cloud technology. SAP Services delivers innovation via productization and engineering at an elite level to help customers reduce total cost of ownership. SAP Services offerings are for both customers and the rich SAP ecosystem of services partners, sharing best practices and intellectual property through SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions. In close cooperation with partners, the company offers both local and worldwide support for all SAP markets and solutions to help fuel innovation and provide choice for customers of all sizes.