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Bayern Munich Signs Premium Partnership Agreement With Software Company SAP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 20 / 14

Bayern Munich has a new premium partner. The Bundesliga club signed an agreement with software manufacturer SAP SE for an initial three-year term. The partnership aims for sporting and commercial success through the use of innovative technologies, with the goal of simplifying and efficiently structu...

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