SAP SE is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, with regional ofices in 130 countries.The company has over 335,000 customers in over 180 countries.The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.
When Xerox aimed to exit the computer industry in 1975,it asked IBM to migrate its 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 were working in an enterprise-wide system based on this software, only to be told that it would no longer be necessary. Rather than abandoning 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.
Their first client was the German branch of Imperial Chemical Industries in Ostringen, where they developed mainframe programs for payroll and accounting. Instead of storing the data on punch cards echanicall, 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 a standalone software that could be offered to other interested parties.
In 2015, the company launched SAP S/4HANA, the newest generation of the SAP Business Suite. It was written natively for the SAP HANA platform. It offers cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployment options to customers, with its benefits including a smaller data footprint, higher throughput, faster analytics and faster access to data. It also allows existing SAP Business Suite customers to upgrade to this product from SAP Business Suite.In 2016, SAP introduced SAP HANA, Express Edition which is meant to run on personal computers or on cloud computing platforms for students and other small-scale developers.
SAP Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture is SAP SE's service-oriented architecture implementation.Enterprise SOA is enabled by the SAP NetWeaver platform and builds on the benefits of Web services. SAP has positioned Enterprise SOA to deliver the benefits offered by service-oriented architecture, including enabling both flexibility and business efficiency. SAP markets Enterprise SOA as a cost-effective way of adding new applications to existing infrastructure.SAP Solutions that currently use Enterprise SOA are mySAP CRM, mySAP ERP, and mySAP SRM.
SAP partners include Global Services Partners with cross-industry multinational consulting capabilities,Global Software Partners providing integrated products that complement SAP Business Suite solutions,and Global Technology Partners providing user companies with a wide range of products to support SAP technology, including vendors of hardware, database, storage systems, networks, and mobile computing technology.
Extensions partners: this is a small number of companies which provide functionality that complements SAP product capabilities.
Their products are certified, sold, and supported by SAP. These partner companies include Adobe, CA Technologies, GK Software, Hewlett-Packard, IDS Scheer, OpenText, Redwood Software, Vistex Inc., Insync Techfin Solution Ltd, Meridian Global Services, Knoa Software, Nakisa Inc, ICON-SCM, BackOffice Associates, Prometheus Group and SmartOps., syslink, scn.sap.com; retrieved 24 April 2011."LinguaNext". Facebook. Retrieved 6 November 2012.