Innovation at SAP
Continuously innovating for our customers – and the future
From quantum technologies and blockchain, to cryptofinance and beyond, SAP is continuously exploring new ideas, business models and pioneering technologies to shape the next generation of enterprise software, deliver real-world innovation, and enable sustainability.
Now, more than ever, helping the world run better and improving people’s lives depends on all of us working together to sustainably manage the world’s resources. We will achieve this by:
- Reinventing how we manage all resources, including people, products, raw materials, and capital
- Extending beyond the confines of traditional ERP systems by enabling real-time information flows across business lines, supply chains, and value chains
- Creating opportunities to work collaboratively through interconnected networks to accelerate climate action, regenerative economies, and prosperous communities.
Our innovation strategy
Focusing on four key innovation topics today will drive our strategic agenda for the future – transforming your business to be more profitable, resilient, and sustainable.
Benefit from our established networks of business innovation
It takes more than technology for innovation to happen. It takes bright minds from diverse backgrounds working together to apply technology in original and creative ways. When you innovate with SAP you tap into a network of researchers, developers, students, partners, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and SAP customers.
Explore new technologies with us and validate their impact for your business.
Get early access to pioneering SAP products built by small, entrepreneurial teams to shape the future of enterprise business processes.
Get support from SAP Co-Innovation Lab for all the essential services you need to turn your vision into value.
Apply SAP’s Human-Centered Approach to Innovation to transform business data into customer value with the help of SAP Business Technology Platform.
Accelerating and scaling startups
SAP.iO Foundries‘ zero-cost and equity-free programmes provide technical and go-to-market support to help enterprise software startups launch and scale a relationship with SAP and our global customer base.
Helping SAP partners develop innovative solutions on SAP platforms
The Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services (PILS) group at SAP helps partners develop innovative solutions on SAP platforms. Learn how PILS can benefit you.
As a member of this cross-industry coalition of more than 130 companies, we help realise a vision of companies self-determining usage rules and tapping the full potential of their data in secure, trusted and equal partnerships.
A founding member of this ecosystem to accelerate innovative breakthroughs in science and technology, we contribute to shaping the industry across all European Quantum Technology stakeholders.
Along with other leading German companies, our organisation is bringing quantum computing to the level of practical application and cooperatively shaping a new digital future.
We participate in this member-led industry organisation, driving the use of Enterprise Etherum and Mainnet Etherum blockchain technology as an open standard to empower all enterprises.
As an innovation partner for this global, CEO-led organisation and together with other forward-thinking companies, we are advancing global decarbonization efforts by jointly collecting and sharing product carbon footprint data with customers and consumers.
A founding member of this project with representatives from business, science and international politics, we develop a solution to help create the next generation of data infrastructure based on openness, transparency and trust.
For this initiative, we are creating the network and technology to address the central challenges of the automotive industry due to Catena-X enabling a continuous data exchange for all contributors along the automotive value chain.
We engage with the academic community because we value fresh perspectives on technology trends and our solutions, impacting 437,000+ customers and their communities – today and tomorrow. Find out how to translate and apply your research in an SAP context, at SAP scale.
Developing the next generation of innovators
SAP Next-Gen is a global community for students, universities, schools, and educational partners passionate about innovation and technology. We inspire the next generation to use digital technologies through initiatives including SAP University Alliances and SAP Young Thinkers.
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