SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalisation, we are the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer. In 1972, five entrepreneurs in Germany had a vision for the business potential of technology. Starting with one customer and a handful of employees, SAP set out on a path that would not only transform the world of information technology, but also forever alter the way companies do business. Now 43 years and approximately 300,000 customers stronger, more than ever, SAP is fueled by the pioneering spirit that inspired its founders to continually transform the IT industry.