SAP Labs India marks 25 Years of building innovations for the world centered around people, purpose and power of the ecosystem

SAP, Executive Board, Thomas Saueressig
Sindhu Gangadharan

Bengaluru, India; April 28, 2023: SAP Labs India, headquartered in Whitefield Bengaluru, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As it arrives at this important milestone, SAP Labs India commits to double down its investments in India and expand its focus on critical innovations in AI technologies.

Since its inception in 1998, SAP Labs India has made significant contributions to SAP's flagship solutions in the fields of enterprise resource planning, customer experience, cloud ERP, sustainability, supply chain resiliency, and the future of work. Today, India is among the fastest growing regions for SAP, with the region’s contribution to SAP APAC’s cloud revenues up 2x in the last two years.

Congratulating the team during his visit to SAP Labs India’s Bengaluru campus, Thomas Saueressig, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE responsible for SAP Product Engineering, said, “We are proud to have been part of India’s transformation for the past 25 years. SAP’s presence in India is one of our greatest success stories. India is in a unique position to scale SAP’s growth in the cloud. With a 15,000+ strong talent base, 40% of SAP’s global R&D happens right here in India. We remain committed to India's growth going forward.”

“We are leveraging artificial intelligence and have already embedded over 300 AI use cases across our solutions. We are also working towards creating greater value for our customers by combining generative AI capabilities with our deep industry and business process knowledge,” added Saueressig.

As part of its investments in the region, SAP Labs India is building a second campus in Bengaluru which will generate 15,000 more jobs in India’s technology space. The new campus will prioritize sustainability, wellness, and inclusion while keeping employees at the forefront of SAP's views.

Sindhu Gangadharan, MD and SVP, SAP Labs India, and Head, SAP User Enablement, said, “India offers a powerful mix for SAP: the fastest growing market region powered by SAP’s largest R&D centre. India is a digital frontrunner and we’re proud to have been part of India’s transformation for the past 25 years. As we look forward to strengthening our capabilities in the fields of artificial intelligence, cloud, and sustainability, building the tech talent and industry-academia relations remains a priority. With the accelerated move to green energy in India, we see a growth opportunity in the automotive and utilities industries.”

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