SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing.
The company was founded in 1972 in Walldorf, Germany, and has offices worldwide.
Having originally been recognised for its leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the company has transformed into a market leader in end-to-end enterprise application software, database, analytics, intelligent technologies and experience management. SAP has several different products. These are its ERP and finance, CRM and customer experience, network and spend management, digital supply chain, HR and people engagement and business technology platform. SAP serves a range of different industries, such as: energy and natural resources, financial services, consumer industries, discrete industries, service industries and public services.
SAP offers integrated supply chain planning software that allows its customers to respond quickly and cost-effectively to changes in supply demand and market conditions. SAP Integrated Business Planning enables demand planning to be simplified through connected processes and visibility across operational, strategic, tactical and external data.
SAP empowers companies to transform their business faster and drive ROI by working with industry experts, consultants and support engineers to receive guidance, perspective best practices and expertise - regardless of where their clients are positioned on the journey.
Supply Chain Logistics
Its SAP Transportation Management improves on-time delivery and generates real-time visibility into global and multimodal shipping through SAP’s transport management system. This involves: strategic freight management, order management, transportation planning and transportation execution.
Its SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent, integrated ERP system that operates on SAP's in-memory database. Through SAP HANA, it can help address industry-specific requirements with proven best-practices for professional services and empower new business models as the marketplace transforms. SAP revolutionise business processes through intelligent automation - supported through artificial intelligence and RPA. SAP HANA allows for better decisions to be made more efficiently through embedded analytics, a conversational interface and digital assistants. It also allows companies to meet their IT landscape goals trough hybrid or cloud infrastructure that shares a consistent data model, code line and user experience.
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