“Ruum for Good” Program to Help Not-for-Profit Organizations Collaborate More Effectively


The new program “Ruum for Good” offers approved not-for-profit organizations free access to the Ruum by SAP solution.

Used extensively within the organization, SAP’s flagship collaboration and workflow management platform has saved the company more than €1,600,000 and nearly 50,000 hours of administrative work in just five months. More than 2,000 companies are currently using Ruum by SAP, including Beiersdorf and BASF.

With Ruum, SAP is on a mission to accelerate the important work of not-for-profit organizations globally. Echoing the company’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that is focused on helping the world run better and improving people’s lives, Ruum for Good will be open to all approved not-for-profit organizations working to advance the causes of sustainability, universal education, diversity in technology, and responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI).

Collaboration and efficient teamwork are more than just corporate buzzwords. With Ruum, SAP is committed to helping organizations that are doing incredibly important, impactful work globally. Considering the complexity of the collaboration and coordination required for such global initiatives, Ruum has a goal to help participating not-for-profit organizations minimize the administrative management of projects by at least 20 percent.

These particular causes have been chosen not only because they align to the company’s values as an organization and as a team, but because SAP believes they are incredibly important to our collective future. In particular, the emerging governance around development and use of AI technologies is critical to how we work, where we work, and how the concept of teamwork and collaboration evolve.

All not-for-profit organizations can request access to the professional plus plan for Ruum, as well as heavily discounted access to the enterprise plan, which includes native integrations to the existing SAP C/4HANA suite.

“Our product was designed to help teams perform at their peak,” said Stefan Ritter, co-founder and chief product officer of Ruum. “By making Ruum available for free to those organizations, which should be allocating donor resources to supporting their stakeholders rather than paying for software, we are giving back to a global community that is important to millions of people around the world.”

“Ruum can help all organizations be more efficient and collaborate more effectively. We are thrilled to give these benefits for free to organizations doing such important work,” he added.

Florian Frey is co-founder and chief product officer for Ruum by SAP.