SAP is a German software-company. The acronym stands for “Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung”. The Company is one of the world's leading ERP-System developer. SAP was founded in 1972 by three ex-IBM-employees. Today SAP is a Aktiengesellschaft with around 50.000 employees all over the world. The well known SAP/R3 ERP-system is the main product of the company.