What is SAP culture? The best way to describe it is through our How We Run behaviors – 5 simple principles that give us purpose and help us achieve our goals. They are: tell it like it is, stay curious, embrace differences, keep the promise, and build bridges – not silos. At all SAP locations, our employees know what we stand for. Ask any of us, and we’ll tell you exactly how we run.
What is “How We Run”?
"How We Run is a set of behaviors that describe how we get things done at SAP on our best day – when everything is running as it should. It explains SAP’s unique and special culture, and gives us direction for making decisions in our work every day."
“One weekend, my daughter Anna asked if she could help me with my job. I was preparing a video for SAP S/4HANA, and my goal was to explain the topic in a very easy way – so easy that a child could understand it. After my explanation Anna made a drawing, and the result is this photo. I tell it like it is.”
Jessica tells it like it is
“I tell it like it is at home, in the office, on my boat, and at the rink. In sharing my many thoughts and ideas, whether popular or not, I am always trying to make a positive impact on those around me.”
“One day, I came across a book called ‘The Back of the Napkin,’ and it encouraged me to do presentations in a different way. From that moment, I started to apply my childhood drawing skills to my presentations at SAP – and some have had more than 3,000 views.”
Allen stays curious
“To me, staying curious means being willing to change – willing to leave your comfort zone. I started my SAP journey as a support engineer, and now I’m a compliance coordinator and quality manager. I stay curious, and I keep my mind open to new ideas.”
“I'm half American and half Japanese, but I was born and raised in Japan. Going to an international school with my mixed background led me to embrace differences.”
Andy embraces differences
“I’ve learned a lot in my career, but never as much as when I move to a new country with a new culture. I’ve been lucky enough to work for SAP in Europe and North America. It’s a constant reminder to me that the differences between us are our real strength.”
We have a long history of solving complex business challenges. That's why our customers trust us. We work as one team to constantly earn this trust, delivering the best outcome in the simplest way possible.
Be reliable. Say what you'll do and do what you say.
Listen with empathy to customers’ challenges and goals.
Take accountability for delivering the results customers need.
“I strongly believe in trusting people and their good intentions. I think all human beings want to trust one another, but sometimes the world doesn’t make it easy. My way to endorse trust and honesty is to keep my own promises.”
Javier Menendez Calvo
Cindy keeps her promises
“I'm very trustworthy. I keep my promises and I don't let ego get in the way. I am a do-er who gets things done. I'm currently moving to a new role on the SAP Digital team, and I'm looking forward to taking on new challenges and building trust with this dynamic group.”
“As head of Cloud Product Support for SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Cloud for Customer, and our sports solutions, I make it a priority to build bridges to all departments involved in service delivery. This makes organizational boundaries invisible to our customers.”
Caroline builds bridges
“Growing up as a military brat, I’ve lived in many cultures and always sought out common ground to build connection and community. The world is becoming smaller, and for me marketing is about creating connections where none existed. I love helping people connect new dots.”
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