SAP

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reassured nervous software investors Thursday, saying it doesn't plan to preannounce before it posts first-quarter numbers next week.

The comments come after a host of software companies big and small have warned in recent weeks of soft numbers.

JDA Software

(JDAS)

was a victim Wednesday, following in the footsteps of heavyweights

Siebel

(SEBL)

and

RSA

(RSAS)

.

In saying it won't warn, SAP joins

Computer Associates

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, which earlier this week reaffirmed its pro forma guidance.

Shares of SAP dropped 51 cents Thursday to $37.94 ahead of the postclose remarks.