SAP SE – Company Overview
|Headquarters||Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16, 69190, Walldorf, Germany|
|Founders||Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira, Claus Wellenreuther, Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector|
|Stock symbol||NYSE:SAP, FWB:SAP|
|Net Revenue||€20,793 million EUR (2015)|
|Operating profit||€4,252 million EUR (2015)|
|Profit after tax||€3,056 million EUR (2015)|
|IR contact number||+49-6227-7-47709|
|IR email address||A contact form can be found here|
SAP SE is a multinational software company based in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is one of the largest software companies in the world (after Microsoft and Oracle).
The company focuses on enterprise resource planning application systems, enterprise data warehouse products, analytics, and mobile solutions.
The platform for all the solutions is SAP HANA – an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud.
SAP’s main product line focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
The company was founded in 1972 by Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira, and Claus Wellenreuther.
According to SAP SE, the company’s success has been defined by “a belief that “real-time” data processing can help bring people closer to *business intelligence”, “a dedication to innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that enable SAP to continually push what’s technically possible”, and “an early commitment to collaboration and co-creating solutions with our customers”.
* Business intelligence, a rapidly-growing industry, refers to a set of techniques and tools that convert raw data into meaningful information that businesses managers and directors can use to better plan their strategies.
SAP SE – Products and Services
SAP SE has a range of different products and services, including:
Business Applications: Business Suite, CRM, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Procurement, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability.
Database & Technology: Application Foundation, Security, Business Process Management and Integration, Cloud Computing, Content Management, and Collaboration, Database, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Info Management, In-Memory Computing (SAP HANA), Internet of Things, IT Management, Mobile, Real-Time Data Platform (RTDP)
Analytics: Applied Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Performance Management, Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Predictive Analytics.
Cloud: Applications, Business Networks, Infrastructure, Platform , Social Collaboration.
Mobile: Mobile Apps, Mobile Apps Platform, Mobile Commerce Solutions, Mobile Device Management, Managed Mobility, and Mobile Services.
SAP SE – Financial Results
|Key figures (in millions of EUR)||2015*||2014*|
|Profit after tax||€3,056||€3,280|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||€3,328||€2,748|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||€3,411||€3,328|
*For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014
Source: “SAP SE – 2015 Form 20-F”