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Bold New Ideas

At SAP, innovation is more than just developing top-notch software – it’s creating technologies that open up new possibilities. We know this doesn’t happen by accident, so we provide a working environment that promotes free thinking, bold ideas, and collaboration. Of course, having the resources and expertise of a major global organization helps too.

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Design thinking

What’s at the heart of innovation at SAP? Design thinking. Design Thinking with SAP is our unique approach to problem finding and problem solving with a focus on human meaning and empathy. We want to share our Design Thinking journey with you – from 2004 to today.



Our AppHauses are creative spaces where SAP, our customers, and end users collaboratively work on projects. Located in Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Palo Alto, and Seoul, the AppHauses embody startup culture. Teams work in renovated warehouse spaces – complete with movable walls, comfy couches, and espresso machines.


Tech toys at the d-shop

SAP Labs in Palo Alto is home to d-shop – a fun space where employees can try out and build the newest tech toys. Watch this video to hear Marek Kowalkiewicz, director of SAP development culture, describe how the shop fuels innovation. 

New IoT business cases

Israel is currently a hotbed for testing new business cases for the Internet of Things (IoT). Watch as engineers from SAP's Tel Aviv development center showcase their ideas for connecting enterprise software to sensors, wearables, and even drones. 


The SAP Intrapreneurship program encourages employees to pitch their best and boldest business ideas to an internal jury. The winning team’s idea gets vetted, funded, and brought to life at SAP.  

Hasso Plattner Founders' Award

The Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award is the highest employee recognition at SAP. It’s awarded annually by the CEO to an individual or team whose extraordinary achievement best delivers on SAP’s vision and strategy. Innovation is building revolutionary software businesses by empowering entrepreneurs inside and outside SAP.

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2018: Innovation by the numbers



spent on R&D


patents granted and validated


of employees work in R&D

  • More than 100 development locations across the world to drive solution innovations
  • 20 SAP Labs lead global research and development to drive core product innovations
  • 7 SAP Innovation Center Network locations are pioneering disruptive technologies and unconventional ideas to identify new game-changing solutions
  • 17 SAP Co-Innovation Labs enable project-based co-innovation with our partners

SAP Innovation Center

At the SAP Innovation Center, we explore unconventional ideas and develop inspiring proof of concepts. We strive to open up new markets for SAP software – everything from personalized cancer therapy to smart traffic solutions. Do you think out of the box? Join us!

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Create your profile in the SAP Talent Community and set up alerts for the job areas you’re interested in. You’ll automatically be notified when an opportunity becomes available.

How to apply to SAP

Finding a new job can be tough, so we want to make the application process easy for you. Here’s what you can expect, step-by-step – from applying to interviewing and onboarding. 

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Job areas

Act boldly and innovate at SAP – no matter your career path. Explore job opportunities in sales, development and technology, consulting services and support, corporate operations, marketing and communications, HR, and finance. 

Career development

Combine your talents with SAP opportunities to create an amazing career. We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders and provide you with the development tools, training, and support you need to turn your career dreams into reality. 


We offer some of the best employee benefits in our industry. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, and years with the company – but no matter what, it will be comprehensive and competitive. 
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