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Website : http://www.sap.com
Headquarter : Walldorf, Germany
Founded :    Weinh
Employees : 59,420
Founder(s) :

About SAP -

As the world's leading provider of business software, SAP delivers products and services that help accelerate business innovation for  customers.  Doing so will unleash growth and create significant new value  for the customers, SAP, and ultimately, entire industries and the economy at large. Today, more than 76,000 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP applications – from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations.

Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is the world's largest business software company – with more than 51,800 employees at sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Global development approach focuses on distributing development across the world in strategically important markets. A global network of SAP Labs spanning Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, and the United States, enables SAP to operate locally, yet organize globally.

As the global technology research unit of SAP, SAP Research significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends SAP's leading position by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends through applied research and corporate venturing. SAP Research has highly skilled teams in 11 research centers worldwide.

With more than 35 years of experience, SAP supports more than 76,000 customers worldwide, with 140,000 installations in 120 countries. SAP's unique ecosystem consists of 51,800 team members, including 13,000 consulting and education employees and 7,700 service and support staff. And with 185,000 certified partner employees, 77 trainings centers, seven global support centers, nine custom development centers, and genuine 24/7 support, SAP truly maximizes your business and IT success.

To ensure SAP's position as a technology leader, SAP Ventures invests in emerging entrepreneurial companies that are advancing exciting new technologies. SAP Ventures operates independently from the overall SAP strategy to discover and pursue opportunities for financial return. At the same time, the organization brings substantial benefits to its portfolio companies and SAP by facilitating interaction between innovative young companies and the SAP ecosystem.

The success of a venture investor is ultimately determined by the success of its portfolio. Over the past ten years SAP Ventures has established an impressive record of investing in and working with outstanding technology companies. To date, SAP Ventures has invested in over 75 companies, primarily in North America and Europe.

Vision is for companies of all sizes to become best-run businesses. Best-run businesses transform rigid value chains into dynamic business networks of customers, partners, and suppliers. They close the loop between strategy and execution, help individuals work more productively, and leverage technology for sustainable, profitable growth. This vision is in keeping with SAP's mission to accelerate business innovation for companies and industries worldwide – contributing to economic development on a grand scale.

SAP sees effective corporate governance as critical to achieving corporate goals and increasing the company's value. Naturally, openness about the company's corporate governance principles, practice, and structure is itself an important element in SAP's policy.

SAP's corporate governance structure follows Germany's system of corporate governance. This structure separates management and supervisory functions into two distinct bodies: the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board. Since governance in Germany includes employee participation, the SAP Supervisory Board includes employee members.



Industry Computer Software
Type Public Company
Status Operating
Company Size 51,860 employees
2006 Revenue 9,402 mil [EUR] (10%)
Founded 1972



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3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA US 19073

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