SAP has admitted its TomorrowNow unit carried out "inappropriate downloads" of documents from its rival Oracle, but said SAP had not accessed the material.
Oracle is suing SAP, accusing it of hacking into its computer network and stealing vital product information.
In a written legal response to Oracle's claims of intellectual property theft, SAP said the downloaded material had stayed in TomorrowNow's systems.
SAP said changes had now been made to TomorrowNow's management.
"Even a single inappropriate download is unacceptable from my perspective. We regret very much that this occurred," SAP's chief executive Henning Kagerman said in a statement.
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