Profile: SAP SE (SAP)
21 Feb 2017
SAP SE (SAP), formerly SAP AG, incorporated on July 7, 2014, is engaged in business application and analytics software. The Company is also engaged in digital commerce and is an enterprise cloud company. The Company's segments include Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network Segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (mainly support services and various professional services and premium support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products). The SAP Business Network Segment includes a network of networks, which covers sourcing, procurement, and travel and expenses. The SAP Business Network segment includes SAP's cloud-based collaborative business network and services relating to the SAP Business Network, including cloud applications, professional services and education services. Its business network portfolio includes SAP Ariba, Concur and SAP Fieldglass solutions.
The Company is developing a suite of SAP solutions for the Internet of Things. The Company serves approximately 300,000 customers in over 180 countries. The Company offers end-to-end solutions specific to over 25 industries and approximately 12 lines of business, localized by country and for companies of any size. Its lines of business include asset management, commerce, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and procurement, supply chain, sales, and research and development (R&D)/engineering. The Company offers customers a portfolio of products, solutions and services. Its technology strategy centers on SAP HANA as a real-time in-memory computing platform for analytics and applications, the SAP S/4HANA suite as the digital core, the business network, and SAP HANA Cloud Platform as its platform-as-a-service offering. The SAP HANA platform combines database, data processing, integration and application platform capabilities in-memory. This cloud platform allows its customers and partners to build, extend, run, and sell applications and services in the cloud. It includes infrastructure, data, and storage, as well as a toolbox of platform and application extension services. SAP HANA Cloud Platform also enables connectivity between SAP solutions, including on-premise software, such as SAP Business Suite, as well as software-as-a-service offerings, such as SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
The Company's industry portfolio includes various sectors, such as consumer, discrete manufacturing, energy and natural resources, financial services, public services and other services. Its offerings in the consumer sector include SAP for Consumer Products, SAP for life sciences, SAP for retail and SAP for wholesale distribution. Its offerings in the discrete manufacturing sector include SAP for aerospace and defense, SAP for automotive, and SAP for industrial machinery and components. The Company's offerings in the energy and natural resources include SAP for chemicals, SAP for mill products, SAP for mining, SAP for oil and gas, and SAP for utilities. The Company's offerings in the financial services sector include SAP for banking and SAP for insurance. Its offerings in the public services sector include SAP for defense and security, SAP for healthcare, SAP for higher education and research, and SAP for public sector. Its offerings in the services sector include SAP for engineering, construction and operations; SAP for media; SAP for professional services; SAP for sports and entertainment; SAP for telecommunications, and SAP for travel and transportation. The Company is building other functional innovations that serve each line of business, such as human capital management (HCM) solutions and customer engagement and commerce (CEC) solutions.