As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries to run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device –SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition.
SAP applications and services enable more than 172,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Sybase) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. SAP Research is the global technology research and innovation unit of SAP. By exploring emerging IT trends, the group drives applied research and the incubation of promising projects while focusing on the business impact and contribution to SAP’s product portfolio. The business model of SAP Research is based on co-innovation; activities span from large-scale collaborative research projects with academic and industrial partners to specific innovation projects with individual customers. The best-validated results and technologies are further developed into prototypes and potential business opportunities within SAP. SAP Research Karlsruhe is an experienced actor in the area of energy management, smart electricity grids and business research. SAP Research has been involved in a number of research projects in these areas, partly funded by the European Commission and the German government. These projects aim at energy efficiency, the management of electrical energy, the analysis of smart-meter data and privacy-preserving methods.