SAP is a global software company headquartered in Germany. They are known mostly for their ERP (enterprise resource planning) software and have over 1,300 employees in their BC offices.
Their categories which SAP products fall under are:
- ERP / Finance
- Computer networks
- Supply chains
The company was founded when Dietmar Hopp left IBM with a few other employees in the early 1970's to create SAP, which stands for Systems, Applications, Products. The earliest success was developing an accounting and payroll system which replaced a punchcard system.
Hopp is now worth an estimated $15.2 billion and is the backer of the German soccer team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.