SAP Startup Focus Drives Enterprise Innovation, Exceeds 5,500 Startup Members


WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it now counts more than 5,500 early stage companies as members of the SAP Startup Focus program. These companies have expressed a strong interest in working with SAP and in building enterprise solutions on SAP technology, including the SAP HANA platform and SAP Cloud Platform.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, more than 260 solutions have been validated by SAP and are now available for sale to its global customer base.

“We founded SAP Startup Focus with the intention of enabling entrepreneurs to easily join our innovation ecosystem and create value-driven offerings for a broad spectrum of industries,” said Manju Bansal, vice president and global head of SAP Startup Focus. “The program has been a tremendous success, and today we’re marking the milestone of 260 validated solutions available to our customers. With members from over 60 countries, we are delighted to work with entrepreneurs who are committed to using our technology to change the way business gets done both in their home countries and globally.”

The program connects innovative startups with established enterprise players who are looking for disruptive innovation to power their own businesses. Members of the startup program have built solutions for more than 20 industries across a wide range of technologies, including real-time simulations and pattern recognition, sense-and-respond cycles, personalized analytics, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. With these new offerings built on the trusted foundation of SAP HANA or SAP Cloud Platform, customers can be confident that SAP-certified solutions are built to deliver innovation at an enterprise scale.

Select SAP Startup Focus members will exhibit their solutions in the Partner Co-innovation Campus (booth PC213) at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, being held May 16–18, 2017, in Orlando, Florida:

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