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SAP Labs

SAP Labs are SAP’s core R&D entities, developing and constantly improving key SAP solutions. These research and development locations are strategically located in high-tech clusters around the globe and reflect SAP’s culture of diversity and innovation. Each Lab has a particular focus on specfic applications, technology, or the market. With 20 Labs in 17 countries, The SAP Labs Network (SLN) drives thought leadership globally and in local ecosystems, allowing SAP to innovate, grow, and succeed.

SAP Labs fast facts



SAP Labs in 17 countries


of SAP R&D workforce are SAP Labs employees


of the top-100 most-valued brands use products developed by SAP Labs


of SAP patents are received by SAP Labs employees

Our values



Our Labs have joined their forces to innovate not only for their local customers and partners but eventually – for the whole world!


Each SAP Lab embraces the global SAP culture and unique values and aspirations of its own ecosystem and market.

Be Open

Our Labs are constantly exchanging their best business practices to increase our joint efficiency so that at the end "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.“

Project examples

Digital Shoe Shopping

As the third-largest lab in the SLN, SAP Labs China contributes to the network through a deep expertise in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning. In collaboration with Aimickey Shoe Company, one of the key SAP customers in Asia, SAP Labs China combines Machine Learning and Virtual Reality technologies in the SAP Connected Products solution that helps change the shoe manufacturing and the shoe shopping experience in Chengdu, China.

Smart Metro

As a result of a productive co-innovation process between SAP Labs CIS, which has a deep expertise in Internet of Things (IoT), and Petersburg Metro, a pilot part of the predictive maintenance and service project for escalator equipment has started. Two metro stations were selected to test an SAP solution that uses HCP, SAP SQL Anywhere, SAP Predictive Analytics, SAP Lumira, and much more. 

Rethinking Real Estate Management

SAP Labs Berlin has strong thought leadership in various areas, including Blockchain and Machine Learning. A great example of how it excels in the area of Blockchain is SAP Cloud for Real Estate, which gives corporate real estate managers and CFOs the insights they need to expertly manage their operations using the latest visualization technology to digitally represent a building.

Helping ALS Patients

SAP Labs are actively engaged in socially oriented projects that address important issues related to local community, health, and education. SAP Labs Israel, in collaboration with the Prize4Life, have developed an app that helps patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurodegenerative disease. Because ALS progresses quickly, there is no time to research and develop drugs. The application saves data about the progression of the desease to serve future ALS research.

SAP Labs locations


Czech Republic





Slovak Republic

South Korea

Silicon Valley (USA)



SAP Labs news and blogs

Research & Development blogs from the SAP Community
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