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SAP Facts

125 Facts You Should Know About SAP

SAP is seeing continued success with its HANA platform and has made inroads in the cloud and mobile spaces and has set its sights on IoT and big data.

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1. SAP was founded in 1972 by five IBM engineers who acquired an early version of the software from Big Blue in exchange for 8 percent of founding stock given to IBM. SAP is now the third-largest independent software manufacturer.

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2. In July 2014, SAP registered as a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) and is now known as SAP SE to better reflect the company’s global reach.

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3. SAP HANA continues to be a major growth driver. In Q1 2015, SAP HANA customers exceeded 6,400, almost doubling from a year earlier.

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4. SAP launched the revamped SAP HANA platform, SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HAN) in February 2015.

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5. The HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s platform-as-a-service offering, already has about 1,400 customers.

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6. In March 2014, SAP announced plans to acquire Fieldglass, a global cloud technology leader in contingent workforce management.

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7. SAP completed the acquisition of Concur Technologies, a leader in travel and expense management solutions, in December 2014.

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8. SAP Business Network, touted as the largest network of its kind, brings together Ariba, Concur and Fieldglass into one operating unit.

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9. The SAP Business Networks connect more than 1.8 million businesses, their partners, third-party developers and system integrators.

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10. SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira passed away in March 2015.

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11. SAP announces plans to collaborate with Samsung for enterprise solutions on mobile devices and wearables.

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12. SAP launched s-innovations for lines of business in industries built on SAP HANA to help customers drive their digital and cloud transformations.

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13. SAP teams with IBM on enterprise cloud adoption, selecting IBM as its premier provider of cloud infrastructure services.

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14. SAP expands its long-term relationship with Microsoft to deliver new cloud, data and mobile experiences for the workforce.

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15. SAP launched its SMB Solutions Group focused on the needs of businesses with up to 500 employees.

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16. SAP announced the availability of SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, the foundation of SAP’s mobile app development strategy, in March 2015.

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17. SAP delivers a cloud-based learning offering, SAP Learning Hub, for resale by SAP channel partners, giving them the ability to resell licenses for the hub.

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18. SAP announces three new SAP solutions for the Internet of things (IoT), including the SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, SAP Connected Logistics software and the SAP Manufacturing Execution application.

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19. SAP joined the Industrial Internet Consortium to advance the IoT, backed by its cloud-based IoT solutions.

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20. SAP announced IoT partnerships with T-Systems for connected logistics and with Jasper for an IoT services initiative.

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21. SAP works with more than 12,800 partners around the world.

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22. SAP employs nearly 75,000 and has locations in more than 130 countries.

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23. SAP has more than 291,000 customers in 190 countries.

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24. More than 80% of SAP customers are small and midsize enterprises (SMEs).

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25. Sapphire Ventures, SAP’s independent corporate venture firm, has invested in more than 150 IT startups globally since 1996.