SAP Labs India, founded in 1998, is SAP’s largest and one of the earliest Research and Development Center outside its headquarters in Germany and a part of SAP Labs Network’s 20 Labs in 17 countries.
SAP SE announced SAP Labs India as the number 1 company in the list of India’s Best Companies to Work for 2019 by the Great Place to Work Institute, a global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. The R&D center topped the 900 participating companies surveyed across 20 industries. The distinction award has been given to the company for two consecutive years exemplifying its inclusive culture, which empowers continuous learning.
“We are thrilled to be ranked number 1 by Great Place to Work for two years in a row. At SAP, we have made considerable investments to create a culture in which innovation, learning, and entrepreneurship is encouraged and rewarded,” said the Managing Director of SAP Labs India, Dilipkumar Khandelwal.
Aside from advocating innovation and honing talents, SAP Labs India embraces SAP’s culture of global diversity, promoting a working environment that is non-hierarchical, fluid and flexible. Some of the company’s best-in-class employee initiatives include peer-to-peer learning platforms, women’s support in different phases of their career and entrepreneurial mindset campaign. Autism at Work was recognized as one of its best-in-class diversity programs.
“At SAP we believe that our strength lies in differences, not in similarities. We have created a diverse and inclusive culture which in turn fuels our innovation, creates a greater customer experience helping us drive success for our business and enabling us to succeed in a rapidly changing world,” Shraddhanjali Rao, Head of Human Resources of SAP India said.
SAP Labs India is people-focused and is a strong proponent of Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Its Corporate Social Responsibility key pillars include ensuring Education and Digital literacy to women and youth from the underprivileged sections of the society, entrepreneurship development – focusing on creating social enterprises and helping engineering students embrace entrepreneurship, technology donation for NGO’s, disaster relief support for devastations caused by natural calamities and Swachh Bharat (CleanIndia) campaign.
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SAP Labs India supports over 6600 customers in the Indian sub-continent and has 7500 employees spread across its three development centers in India – Bengaluru, Gurugram, and Pune. The company serves the private and public sector, municipalities, utilities, infrastructure and transport in India since its inception as a delivery center in 1998.
As an innovation center, the organization has made a significant contribution to SAP flagship products such as SAP HANA, SAP S4/HANA and holds key product responsibilities across the Customer Engagement, Human Capital Management, Analytics, and IoT portfolios.
Some of SAP’s innovative programs that are either initiated or hosted by SAP Labs India are:
• Asset Intelligence Network, a cloud-based collaborative asset management platform that lets companies take full advantage of the IoT
• SAP Startup Studio, a 100-seat accelerator program for early and growth-stage startups, set up in 2016
• SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL), set up in Bangalore in 2009, a platform for SAP’s ecosystem to develop innovative solutions on SAP Technologies and applications and augment SAP’s strategic intent to co-innovate with over 600 partners and customers