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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:

 

SAP India

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.

    

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

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