SAP is a company that creates computer programs for business based enterprising software. The company that provides the computer program is operated out of Germany and has locations in 130 countries throughout the world.
The company creates software that is specifically designed to help improve businesses and their functionality. They offer business software for store fronts, customer service and employee management programs and warehouse data management. SAP is among the first companies to offer this type of software that is streamlined for all company operations. They are among the only companies in the world to offer mobile software designed specifically for business management.
The company was created in the 1970s when the Xerox company split off from the IBM company. SAP was a branch of IBM, but the main engineers of the project were stifled from their work by the IBM company. They broke ties with IBM and formed their own company, which would eventually become SAP. The first software that the company worked on was a payroll and accounting program that allowed employee time cards to be stored locally on a system. For this reason, cards did not need to be processed overnight and employees would see their allotted work time in real time.