Two weeks ago I visited the SAP offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, and had the chance to meet with customers, partners, press, analysts, and bloggers. It was an amazing experience for me personally: the culture, the energy, and the opportunity. I was asked multiple times to try to summarize the SAP India organization and India’s impact on SAP. Given the diversity, it’s a difficult thing to do but here are some interesting facts I consolidated:
Started in 1996, SAP India is one of the fastest growing companies within SAP worldwide with ~5,500 employees and more than 4,800 customers.
- SAP India is the third largest subsidiary for SAP in terms of employees.
- The second largest SAP lab for development and research is located in Bangalore, India
- Some of the applications developed in India include HR Applications, Mobile Solutions, Supplier relationship management, SAP HANA and Big Data activity
- SAP Education in India has trained over 50,000 SAP consultants in the last decade
- SAP has 3,800 SME customers in the country
- SAP India was declared the HUB of the region in 2011 for its outstanding performance
The Best-Run Indian Businesses Run SAP
SAP has emerged as the unquestionable partner of India Inc.
- 4 out of 5 ‘Maharatna’ companies run SAP
- 10 out of Top 10 ET 500 run SAP
- 14 out of 15 Indian companies named by Forbes Asia’s Fab 50 run SAP
India and the SAP community / social networks
- SAP has approximately 2.5M registered members of the SAP Community Network (SCN)
- 425,000 (17%) of the total are from India; second only to the USA (23%) and ahead of Germany (13%
- 19% of the 3.2M total visits to SAP Community Network each month are from India
- SAP has 120,000 fans on Facebook
- India is the top contributor with 27,000 fans, followed by USA at less than half that number
- Six of India’s urban areas (Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Pune, Chennai) are in the top ten cities generating traffic to SAP’s Facebook pages
- About 10% of SAP’s 50,000+ followers on Twitter are from India