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Encyclopedia > SAP AG
SAP AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
(ISIN: DE0007164600, FWB: SAP, NYSESAP)
Founded Flag of Germany Weinheim (1972)
Headquarters Flag of Germany Walldorf, Germany
Key people Henning Kagermann, CEO
Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Leo Apotheker, Deputy CEO, President, Global Customer Solutions & Operations
Peter Zencke, Gerhard Oswald, Claus Heinrich, Members of the Executive Board
Industry Computer software
Products ERP, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management
Revenue 9.4 billion EUR (2006)
(or 12.2 billion USD) (as of the exchange rate of 1.30 at the end of 2006)
Employees >40,000 (2007)
Website www.sap.com

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History

SAP was founded in 1972 as Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung by five former IBM engineers in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg (Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira, and Claus Wellenreuther).[1] The acronym was later changed to stand for Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung ("Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing"). For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... Location Coordinates , , Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE1 Capital Stuttgart Minister-President Günther Oettinger (CDU) Governing parties CDU / FDP Votes in Bundesrat 6 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  35,752 km² (13,804 sq mi) Population 10,741,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density... Cofounder of software giant SAP AG. See also List of billionaires External links Forbes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ...


In 1976 "SAP GmbH" was founded and the following year it moved headquarters to Walldorf. SAP AG became the company's official name after the 2005 annual general meeting (AG is short for Aktiengesellschaft). Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH) is a type of business structure in Germany, similar to limited liability company in the United States. ... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Walldorf is a town in the Baden part of Baden-Württemberg in Germany and has a population of 14,445 inhabitants. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Annual General Meeting, commonly abbreviated as AGM, also known as the annual meeting, is a meeting that official bodies and associations involving the public are often required by law (In what country?) to hold. ... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ...


In August 1988, SAP GmbH is transferred into SAP AG (a corporation by German law), and public trading started November 4. Shares are listed on the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stock exchange.[1]


The founding members Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner, Klaus E. Tschira and Hans-Werner Hector form the executive board. In 1995, SAP is included in the German stock index DAX. On September 22, 2003, SAP is included in the Dow Jones STOXX 50.[2] In 1991, Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann joins the board; Dr. Peter Zencke becomes a board member in 1993.[3] Claus Heinrich,[4] and Gerhard Oswald [5] have been members of the SAP Executive Board since 1996. Two years later, in 1998 the first change at the helm takes place. Dietmar Hopp and Klaus Tschira move to the supervisory board, Dietmar Hopp is appointed Chairman of the supervisory board. Henning Kagermann is appointed as Co-Chairman and CEO of SAP next to Hasso Plattner. Werner Brandt[6] joined SAP in 2001 as member of the SAP Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Léo Apotheker has been a member of the SAP Executive Board and president of Global Customer Solutions & Operations since 2002 and is appointed Deputy CEO in 2007. DAX 30 chart in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange DAX 30 (Deutsche Aktien Xchange 30, former Deutscher Aktien-Index 30) is a Blue Chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ... Léo Apotheker is a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG. Léo Apotheker has been a member of the SAP AG Executive Board and President of Global Customer Solutions & Operations since 2002. ...


Henning Kagermann became the sole CEO of SAP in 2003.[7] In February 2007 his contract was extended until 2009. Based on this decision, Shai Agassi, a member of the executive board who had been named as a potential successor to Kagermann, left the organization.[8] Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shai Agassi is a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG. He is responsible for SAPs overall technology strategy and execution. ...


Milestones Technical Solutions

In 1972 the SAP R/1 solution was launched.[9] Just seven years later, in 1979, SAP launched SAP R/2.[9] In 1981, SAP brought a completely re-designed solution to market. With the change from R/2 to R/3 in 1992, SAP followed the trend from mainframe computing to client-/server architectures. The development of SAP’s Internet strategy with mySAP.com redesigned the concept of business processes (integration via Internet).[1] SAP is awarded Industry Week’s Best Managed Companies in 1999.[10]


In announcing its Enterprise Services Architecture concept, SAP in 2003 launched its services-oriented technology platform SAP NetWeaver, followed by the announcement in 2005 of the development of a Business Process Platform.[9] SAP NetWeaver is SAPs integrated technology platform and is the technical foundation for all SAP applications since the SAP Business Suite. ...


Business and markets

SAP is the world's largest business software company and the third-largest independent software provider in terms of revenues.[11] It operates in three geographic regions – EMEA, which represents Europe, Middle East and Africa; the Americas, which represents both North America and Latin America; and Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), which represents Japan, Australia and parts of Asia. In addition, SAP operates a network of 115 subsidiaries, and has R&D facilities around the globe in Germany, North America, Canada, China, Hungary, India, Israel and Bulgaria.


SAP focuses on six industry sectors: process industries, discrete industries, consumer industries, service industries, financial services, and public services.[12] It offers more than 25 industry solution portfolios for large enterprises[13] and more than 550 micro-vertical solutions for midsize companies and small businesses.[14]


Products

SAP's products focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which it helped to pioneer. The company's main product is SAP ERP. The name of its predecessor, SAP R/3 gives a clue to its functionality: the "R" stands for realtime, the number 3 relates to a 3 tier client-server architecture (database layer, application layer and presentation layer) 3-tier architecture: database, application server and client (SAPgui). R/2, which ran on a Mainframe architecture, was the first SAP version. Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs) integrate (or attempt to integrate) all data and processes of an organization into a unified system. ... The SAP ERP application is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software manufactured by SAP AG that targets business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. ... SAP R/3 is the former name of the main enterprise resource planning software produced by SAP AG. Its new name is SAP ERP. // The first version of SAPs flagship enterprise software was a financial Accounting system named R/1. ... In computing, Three-tier is a client-server architecture in which the user interface, functional process logic (business rules) and data storage and data access are developed and maintained as independent modules, most often on separate platforms. ... This article is about computing. ... An application server is a software engine that delivers applications to client computers or devices. ... A HP T5700 thin client, with flash memory A Neoware m100 thin client. ... SAP GUI is SAPs universal client for accessing SAP functionality in SAP applications such as - mySAP ERP, mySAP Business Suite (mySAP CRM, mySAP SCM and mySAP PLM), SAP Business Intelligence (yesterday called BW) and so on. ... SAP R/2 was created by a team of ex-IBM software engineers and is a real-time Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application. ... For other uses, see Mainframe. ...


Other major product offerings include Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO), Business Information Warehouse (BW), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Exchange Infrastructure (XI), Enterprise Portal (EP) and SAP Knowledge Warehouse (KW). SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) is the name of the Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing (DW) solution which is one of the major enterprise software applications produced by SAP AG. It was originally named SAP BIW, (Business Information Warehouse), but is now known as SAP NetWeaver BI... Customer relationship management (CRM) is a broad term that covers concepts used by companies to manage their relationships with customers, including the capture, storage and analysis of customer, vendor, partner, and internal process information. ... CRM may stand for: In information technology Customer Relationship Management CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model Compensating Resource Manager Clean Room Model, reverse engineering and recreating of a design without infringing copyrights and trade secrets, see Clean room design Cluster Resources Manager CRM114, a spam filter Communication Resource Manager, part of the... Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. ... An information system that automates sourcing, purchasing and the management of daily supplier relations. ... Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS, EHRMS), Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), HR Technology or also called HR modules, shape an intersection in between human resource management (HRM) and information technology. ... This article is about managing product design and production details. ... SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) is SAPs enterprise application integration (EAI) software, a component of the NetWeaver product group used to facilitate the exchange of information among a companys internal software and systems and those of external parties. ... SAP Knowledge Warehouse is SAP AGs product-line offering for knowledge management. ...


The APO name has been retired and rolled into SCM. The BW name (Business Warehousing) has now been rolled into the SAP NetWeaver BI (Business Intelligence) suite and functions as the reporting module.


The company also offers a new technology platform, named SAP NetWeaver which replaces SAP Business Connector for Integration/middleware capabilities [15] and offers a systematic approach to Enterprise SOA solutions with a collection of products. While its original products are typically used by Fortune 500 companies, SAP is now also actively targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with its SAP Business One and SAP All-in-One. On September 19th, 2007 SAP announced a new product named SAP Business ByDesign complementing its portfolio for SME. SAP Business ByDesign was called A1S before.[16] SAP NetWeaver is SAPs integrated technology platform and is the technical foundation for all SAP applications since the SAP Business Suite. ... SAP Business Connector (also known as SAP BC) is a re-branded version/restricted licence version of webMethods Integration Server provided by SAP as a middleware solution for their R/3 product. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Small and Medium-sized Enterprises or SMEs are companies whose headcount or turnover falls below certain limits. ... SAP Business One is SAPs business software for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). ... An antidote to the disjointed solutions hampering many midsize companies, SAP Business All-in-One solutions are complete business solutions that provide the applications, platform, and industry-specific best business practices needed to optimize operations. ...


SAP officials say there are over 100,600 SAP installations serving more than 41,200 companies in more than 25 industries in more than 120 countries.[17]


Partnerships

Partnerships are core to SAP’s strategy and in its 35 years of history the network of software solution providers, value-added resellers, distributors, technology and services partners has developed into a broad ecosystem that is among the industry's largest.[18] Opened in June 2007, the SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Palo Alto, Calif. provides an efficient work environment for joint projects with independent software vendors (ISVs), such as Novell, Questra and Wonderware, system integrators (SIs) and technology partners to work together with SAP around current and future technologies. Co-founded by Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and NetApp, the lab offers a hands-on environment and real-world performance for Web-enabled and Internet/intranet-accessible business applications based on Enterprise SOA.[19]


SAP partners include Global Services Partners with multinational consulting capabilities that span industries, including Accenture, Atos Origin, Cap Gemini, IBM Global Business Services; Global Software Partners providing integrated products that extend SAP Business Suite solutions, e. g. IBM; 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 such as AMD, HP, IBM, Oracle, Nokia, SUN and many others; and Global Hosting Partners delivering SAP business solutions via hosted services platforms, such as Accenture, Atos Origin, Freudenberg IT and itelligence.


SAP holds a partnership with Hewlett-Packard and Accenture. Among other services there are assessment, government and architecture for R3.[20] The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ...


Communities

System Developer Network (SDN) is a community of developers, consultants, integrators, and business analysts gaining and sharing knowledge about ABAP, Java, .NET, SOA, and other cutting-edge technologies via expert blogs, discussion forums, exclusive downloads and code samples, training materials, and a technical library.[21] The Business Process Expert (BPX) Community is a collaborative environment for business process experts to share information, experiences and best practices to leverage enterprise SOA in order to increase business agility and IT value.[22] The SAP Enterprise Services Community serves as a platform for members from customers, industry experts and partners working collaboratively to define enterprise services.[23] Industry Value Networks (IVN)bring together customers, partners and SAP to co-innovate and develop solutions to solve industry-specific customer challenges. There are currently five active IVNs: Chemicals, Consumer Products, High Tech, Public Sector and Retail.[24]


Organization

Functional units of SAP are split across different organizational units for R&D needs, field activities and overall management. SAP Labs are mainly responsible for product development where as the field organizations spread across each country are responsible for field activities such Sales, Marketing, Consulting etc. Head office located in SAP AG is responsible for overall management as well as core Engineering activities related to Product Development. SAP Labs are the Research and Development Organizations of Parent Company SAP AG. SAP has its Labs spread across the globe. ...


User Groups

User groups are independent, not-for-profit organizations of SAP customer companies, partners, analysts, thought leaders, and SAP development teams that provide insight into market demand and are educating members, thus influencing SAP product releases and direction. Examples of user groups are Americas' SAP Users' Group ASUG,[25] the German SAP User Group (DSAG),[26] the SAP Australian User Group (SAUG)[27] and the SAP UK & Ireland User Group.[28][29]


Competitive Landscape

SAP competitors are primarily in the Enterprise Resource Planning Software industry. SAP also competes in the Customer Relationship Management, Marketing & Sales Software, Manufacturing, Warehousing & Industrial Software, and Supply Chain Management & Logistics Software sectors.[30]


Oracle Corporation, SAP's major competitor in the USA, filed a case against SAP for malpractice and unfair competition in the Californian courts on 22nd March 2007. The complaint alleged that a Texas subsidiary, SAP TN (formerly TomorrowNow before purchase by SAP), which provides discount support for legacy Oracle product lines, used the accounts of former Oracle customers to systematically download patches and support documents from Oracle's website and appropriating them for SAP's use.[31][32] Some ERP market analysts suggest the suit could be part of a strategy by Oracle to decrease SAP's presence in the software maintenance market, in which Oracle and SAP compete (the latter through its subsidiary TomorrowNow).[33][34] Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... TomorrowNow, Founded in March 2002, is a company specializing in third party software support for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards systems. ... TomorrowNow, Founded in March 2002, is a company specializing in third party software support for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards systems. ...


SAP has admitted to "some inappropriate downloads" however the company denies the theft of any intellectual property.[35] For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ...


SAP is known to grow organically as opposed to its main rival Oracle which has been spending 20 billion USD since 2004 acquiring 30 smaller competitors. SAP was able to increase its annual profits by 370% since 2002.[36] Organic growth is not the rate of a business expansion through increasing output and sales as opposed to mergers, acquisitions and take-overs. ...


In something of a departure from its usual organic growth, on Oct 7, 2007, SAP announced that it will acquire Business Objects, the market leader in business intelligence software, for $6.8B.[37] Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ) is a French company that develops enterprise software, specifically software that provides business intelligence (BI) to businesses. ...


See also

SAP AG Headquarters, Walldorf
SAP AG Headquarters, Walldorf

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External links

  • SAP.com official site.
  • SAP.com/company official company overview
  • SAP Community Network
  • SAP Enterprise Services Community
  • Customer Magazine of SAP AG in German and English
  • SAP Design Guild SAP's resource & forum for people-centric design
Business data

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References

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  2. ^ Stoxx (2003-09-01). STOXX Limited Announces Changes to its Blue-Chip Index Series (PDF). Press release. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
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  4. ^ Executive Board: Claus E. Heinrich. SAP. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  5. ^ Executive Board: Gerhard Oswald. SAP. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
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