April 02, 2012: SAP Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation
Forty years ago to the day, SAP, now the market leader in enterprise application software, was founded. What began as a five-man operation is now one of the world’s largest independent software providers, an employer of more than 55,000 people in over 50 countries serving more than 183,000 customers worldwide. Today, three quarters of the Forbes 500 companies run SAP software. SAP software powers 80 percent of the companies on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and 85 percent of the top 100 most valued brands in the world.