What do you know about SAP?


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand what SAP really is.
  • Describe how companies use SAP to deliver better outcomes.

What Have People Around the World Heard About SAP?

Hey, you there ... watching this learning! Have you ever heard about SAP? Maybe you've heard some of the same things others around the world have ... Maybe you've never heard about SAP. Or, maybe you've heard some things that aren't actually what SAP is about. 

In the following video, you will hear from people just like you, who are wondering what SAP really is. People who have never heard about SAP, and people who know only a little about SAP. 

What is SAP Really?

So ... what is SAP then? Now that you've heard what others think, let's resolve this question together! 

Watch the videos below to get to know SAP better. Simply select the smart phone display, and the video will start to play. 

As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP was one of the first companies to develop standard software for business solutions and continues to offer industry-leading ERP solutions. And it has never lost its pioneering spirit nor its determination to create trailblazing solutions that change people’s lives for the better.

ERP stands for enterprise resource planning. ERP software includes programs for all core business areas, such as procurement, production, materials management, sales, marketing, finance, and human resources (HR).

Just imagine if for all areas and processes different software pieces were used and the data spread among various databases. It would make the business operations very complicated. With ERP, companies use software that is integrated and uses one underlying database, meaning all the data is stored at one place. This way business can work more efficiently, and the employees and the customers are happy.

SAP began with a small group of friends who had a big idea: a vision of a digitally connected enterprise. The founders and employees worked closely with customers – often sitting side-by-side in customers’ offices to learn their business needs and processes.

Since then, the company has grown steadily, by expansion of its market and acquisitions worldwide, to transform from a small German start-up company into one of the world’s largest technology companies and a global leader in business software.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run better by redefining ERP and creating networks of intelligent enterprises that provide transparency, resiliency, and sustainability across supply chains. This end-to-end suite of applications and services enables customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference worldwide.

SAP takes ERP to the next level by using the power of in-memory computing, a technique of future computing to process vast amounts of data, and to support advanced technologies such as machine learning, internet of things, and advanced analytics. Today, SAP has more than 230 million cloud users, more than 100 solutions covering all business functions, and the largest cloud portfolio of any provider.

SAP is a globally recognized leader in the area of sustainability aspiring to a world with zero emissions, zero waste, and zero inequality. SAP's corporate sustainability approach is to create positive economic, social, and environmental impact within planetary boundaries.

Which Companies Use SAP?

SAP enables every company to become an intelligent and sustainable enterprise. See how SAP's customers are running cool and innovative projects using SAP software and delivering powerful business outcomes.

Select the tiles below to read the customer stories and to learn more about SAP's impact.

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