All About SAP

SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Worttemberg, Germany, with regional offices in 130 countries. The company has over 291,000 customers in 190 countries.When Xerox aimed to exit the computer industry in 1975, they asked IBM to migrate their business systems to IBM technology. As part of IBM's compensation for the migration, IBM was given the rights to the Scientific Data Systems (SDS)/SAPE software, reportedly for a contract credit of $80,000. Five IBM engineers from the AI department (Dietmar Hopp, Klaus Tschira, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, and Claus Wellenreuther, all from Mannheim, Baden-Worttemberg) were working in an enterprise-wide system based on this software, only to be told that it would be no longer necessary. Rather than abandon the project, they decided to leave IBM Tech and start another company. In June 1972, they founded Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung ("System Analysis and Program Development") company, as a private partnership under the German Civil Code. The acronym was later changed to stand for Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung ("Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing"). Their first client was the German branch of Imperial Chemical Industries in stringen, where they developed mainframe programs for payroll and accounting. Instead of storing the data on punch cards mechanically, as IBM did, they stored it locally. Therefore, they called their software a real-time system, since there was no need to process the punch cards overnight (for this reason their flagship product carried an R in its name until the late 1990s). This first version was also standalone software that could be offered to other interested parties.

Head Quarters:
  •  Walldorf, Germany
Key People:
  • Hasso Plattner-(Chairman)
  • Bill McDermott - (CEO)
Logo:
  • While the old SAP logo was traditional in appearance and somehow exclusively designed for the print world, the current SAP logo looks more contemporary, smarter and friendlier to its global audience. With bright gradients of blue color, it was created keeping the digital market in mind. The blue color in the SAP logo represents strength, determination, innovation and a bright future of the brand.
Net Revenue:
  • €20.79 billion (2015)
Total Number of Employees
  • 82,426 employees(  September 2016)
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Achievements:
  • First off, revenue! SAP has had the best quarter so far with more than 30 percent growth in its software license revenue.
  • The company has also launched a Startup Focus program in China which aims to help Chinese startups grow through adopting new apps on SAP HANA (analytics and data related products). SAP has also partnered with Huawei to deepen technical integration and support, build an interoperability competency center and carry out joint sales and marketing activities worldwide./li>
  • It has also partnered with China Telecom to promote platforms for mobile development and mobile device management, and extend SAP and China Telecom's partnership on cloud-based enterprise-class products and services.
  • SAP has over 3,500 employees in China with offices in Beijing, Wuhan, and Shenzhen. It also has a lab in Shanghai with over 2,000 engineers.
  • It has over 4,000 customers in China so far using its business apps, database, cloud, and analytics service

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