Learn English – Is/Are “SAP Data Services” singular or plural


I have sentences with software products, such as SAP Business Objects and SAP Data Services. The first one is the name of the company and the name of the family of software applications. The second one is a single application. So they refer to singular things, but they are in plural form. I have doubts whether I should write

SAP Business Objects provide(s) and SAP Data Services provide(s)

Best Answer

In the U.S. the name of a company or collective entity is treated as singular. In Britain it can be the other way. Congress is in session and Parliament are in session. I would think that if "SAP Data Services" refers to a single application that it would always be singular.