Skip to Content
Business Trends

unofficial Timeline of SAP

Official references about SAP history are available at:

As from the title I created instead an unofficial collection of events related to SAP in the web site that I published at

A couple of tips to browse the timeline:

  • you can click on each item and get more details below the timeline
  • you can click to zoom + –
  • use the bottom bar to restrict the period and then move left/right

While zooming, note that I classified events by the followings levels:

  1. Milestones (Main Releases, Acquisitions)
  2. Specific Products
  3. Relevant Enhancements
  4. none
  5. none


The idea comes from a great application published by BBC that collegue of mine Luca Macagnino reported to me.


You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
  • Thanks for putting all this together.

    I love timelimes.
    Wish there were more of them to visualize time events (Talent Management is a good start !)

    Best regards,

    • …and also Technidata AG is now on the Timeline.

      Your’re right, with more than 500 specialists working in the EHS (Sustainability) area, it seems really an important acquisition.


  • unofficial Timeline of SAP updated to include the latest acquisitions:

    Technidata AG: the world’s leading provider of product safety and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) solutions

    Sybase:  the largest acquisition ever at an estimated 5.8bn USD – bigger than Business Objects, which was a mere 4.8bn USD

      • Thank you very much Guillaume for reporting the mistake.
        You’re right, Business Objects a little ahead…
        Timeline updated with the following values:
        – Business Objects 6.8 bn USD (4.8 EUR)
        – Sybase 5.8 bn USD

        Don’t ask me why I’m using USD when in Italy we use EUR 😉


  • Just after its announcement at SAPPHIRENOW 2010, High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) has been added into the timeline.

    SAP StreamWorks is now in the timeline too.