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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.

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  1. Former Member
    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,

    1. Sergio Ferrari Post author
      …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.


  2. Sergio Ferrari Post author
    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

      1. Sergio Ferrari Post author
        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 😉


  3. Sergio Ferrari Post author
    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.


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