Chief Executive Officer
Cloud Business Group
Global Customer Operations
Chief Operating Officer
Digital Business Services
Products & Innovation
Global Customer Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
SAP was founded in the year 1972. The company has been operational for almost 47 years now. The founders of the company were Hans-Werner Hector, Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner, Claus Wellenreuther and Klaus Tschira. All of the founders of the company were IBM employees, and they left IBM Tech in order to start a new company altogether. And thus SAP or 'Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung' was born. The company began building mainframe programs for payroll and also accounting reasons as well. The software worked in real time, and there was no need for the company to process punch cards overnight. The first product of the company was released in the year 1973, which was an accounting system called RF or SAP R/1. It used centralised data and improved the maintenance of data as well.
In the year 1979, the company launched the SAP R/2. The second product of the company did not improve much, and therefore the SAP R/3 was launched in the year 1992. During the mid-1990s, the company started to focus on client and server architectures as well. Thus, in the year 2004, the SAP R/3 was replaced by SAP ERP Central Component 5.0. The SAP ECC 6.0 was released in 2006, and since then, the company has been updating the software via the use of enhancement packs and is currently sitting at SAP ECC 6.0 Package 8. The company had become a public limited company in the year 1988. Since the year 2012, the company also started to focus on cloud services and even cloud computing as well, in order to challenge Oracle. In the year 2014, the company had taken over Concur Technologies for about $8.3 billion. The same year, IBM partnered with SAP to provide cloud services as well. As of the year 216, the company has announced that it will be investing in IoT or Internet of Things Technology. The headquarters of the company is based in Walldorf, while the country is Germany. The pin code of the area is 69190.
SAP is a German technology company that focuses on the designing and developing of enterprise solutions and software for various types of companies and also numerous industries as well, across many diverse sectors. The current CEO of the company is Bill McDermott. As of the year 2018, the total revenue sales generated by the company is more than 247 billion Euros. Also, the number of employees working at the company is more than 96,400, as of the year 2018. The company serves over 425,000 customers across 180 countries in the world.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers and clients to use the enterprise software for managing various types of business operations, that are designed and developed by the company itself. The company also helps in maintaining customer relationships for business firms too.
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