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SAP’s march towards meeting the commitment to become “The Cloud Company powered by SAP HANA” and the vision “Run Simple”

SAP has many organically developed customer solutions. It also has the most innovative technology based on in-Memory application, HANA, and the complete ERP solutions based on HANA platform, including ERP, business suite, analytic, mobile applications etc.,

With the speed which the industry is adapting new technologies on cloud based customer solutions, SAP has been making many strategic acquisitions which help it to further its interest towards meeting its vision and commitment at the same time, expand the customer base.

Here is the list of companies that SAP acquired in the last few years.

October 2007 – BusinessObjects

Company that provide performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis and enterprise information management including Mobile reporting

February 2009 – Coghead

Acquired the intellectual property assets – helped SAP arrive at the River Definition language (RDL), which creates the artifacts for HANA platform from the description of the entity relationship model

May 2010 – Sybase

Enterprise software and services company with relational databases, analytics and data warehousing solutions and mobile-application development platforms.

December 2011 – SuccessFactors

Cloud solutions for Human Resources / Human Capital Management

April 2012 – Syclo

Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) – offer a quick, flexible, and reliable path to making asset management, field service, inventory and warehouse, sales, and more mobile – regardless of language, user type, device selection, or connectivity.

May 2012 – Ariba

Cloud based inter-enterprise business network – Industry leading End-to-End procurement solution.

June 2013 – Hybris

Enterprise software and on-demand solutions for E-commerce, Multi-channel commerce, MDM, and Order management

September 2013 – KXEN

KXEN is now SAP InfiniteInsight – automates most of the effort so that users can gain unprecedented customer insight and make forward-looking decisions (predictive analysis) much easier.

March 2014 – Fieldglass

Cloud based Vendor Management System (VMS) – the leading technology provider for procuring and managing contingent labor and services. Provides a business platform for managing their entire workforce in combination with Ariba and SuccessFactors

September 2014 – Concur Technologies

Cloud based Time and Expense platform – majority of current SAP customers are future combined SAP/Concur potentials. In my opinion, travel, invoicing, payment to vendors and reimbursement to employees of any company that use these solutions combined with SAP backend should be just be easy and quick, in the future.

(One that is not included in the list is TomorrowNow – which was a solutions support company for Peoplesoft solutions was acquired in 2005)

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