Issue No.04 - October-December (2008 vol.30)
Timo Leimbach , Fraunhofer Institute Systems and Innovation Research
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2008.75
The success of the German company SAP and its enterprise software contradicts the widespread assumption of American dominance in the computer software industry. In this combined business and technology history of SAP, the author explores the individuals and ideas behind the concept of standardized, integrated business software and how SAP developed from a small company to a global market leader.
History of computing, people, systems, software, SAP, German software industry
Timo Leimbach, "The SAP Story: Evolution of SAP within the German Software Industry", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.30, no. 4, pp. 60-76, October-December 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.75