This article from the Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology will give you an overview of the company.
Below are some questions to think about when you are researching the history of SAP.
Who founded SAP? Who are the top executives? Who are the competitors?
What product or service is offered by SAP? What is the industry?
When was SAP founded?
Where is SAP located? Where is their headquarters?
What is a NAICS Code?
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