SAP has won HANA deals in every part of the world, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said during a conference call with analysts.
The Sybase acquisition gave SAP a variety of technologies for mobile application development. Sales for mobility were "a little bit less" than HANA, according to McDermott.
McDermott was also bullish on SAP's on-demand software strategy, which is underpinned by the Business ByDesign ERP suite as well as applications like Sales on Demand.
Business ByDesign remains on track to gain 1,000 customers by the end of the year, he said. On average, Business ByDesign implementations are in the 20-seat range, but that will change soon as SAP starts aggressively pushing the suite as an option for the subsidiaries of large enterprises, he said. "You're going to see thousands of seats at a time. We're running that play now."
ByDesign had about 650 customers at the end of the quarter, according to Snabe. "We're seeing good traction in the partner channel," he said. "Almost 80 percent of the ByDesign business came through the channel."
SAP's rivalry with Oracle in the business applications market is about to heat up even more with the recent arrival of Oracle's long-awaited Fusion Applications, but McDermott expressed little worry.
"What we're hearing is that it does not have the industry-specific functionality the customer is looking for, and [customers] do have to re-platform from their existing base applications," he said.
SAP is also hoping to snare Oracle customers who are looking for alternatives rather than upgrade to Fusion. However, SAP is not the only option for such users, as SaaS (software as a service) vendors like Workday have begun aiming their sights on the world's largest enterprises.