Until the mid-1990s, few people knew what SAP was doing. Now SAP solutions are widely known and used by businesses from different industries around the world. What stands behind the success of SAP? Technology? Yes, but in the second place. Everything started with the idea to create software that integrates all business processes and makes data available in real-time. In 1972, five engineers: Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner, Claus Wellenreuther, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hector, founded a company called Systemanalyse Programmentwicklung, which translates to “system analysis program development”.
Interesting fact: The very first SAP logo was striped in blue similar to the IMB graphic, as at that time horizontal lines were associated with computers.