SAP: number of employees 2006-2019

Between 2008 and 2019, SAP nearly doubled its number of employees, increasing total employment from around 52,000 to around 100,330 in just ten years. The company’s range of successful business software products, database management programs, and analytics tools has helped it to achieve years of consistent revenue growth.


SAP is a German tech company that focuses on enterprise business software. First making a name for itself in the 1970s with its real-time payroll and accounting software, the company has since grown into one of the most valuable technology brands in the world. One of the company’s main products is its SAP HANA software suite, which is a relational database management system with thousands of subscribers around the world SAP markets its software to companies of all sizes, providing a large range of analytics and data processing software in addition to its cloud and non-cloud database products.

Enterprise Resource Planning software
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to the business process management software that allows businesses to integrate different aspects of business operations in one database, application and user interface. SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft are some of the biggest names in the market, each accounting for a significant portion of the total market, which brings in tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year.

Number of SAP employees worldwide from 2006 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Full-time equivalent employees as of the end of the financial year.

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