SAP is one of the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems currently available at the market. In this post, we are going to discuss what does SAP stand for or in other words what is SAP full form. If you actually would like to know what is SAP, we recommend you this short article: What Is SAP.
SAP is a software system that was originally developed in Germany, and therefore, there is no surprise that its name is an acronym of several German words. Interestingly, during its early time SAP once changed the name but the acronym remained the same. The original SAP full form was the following:
SAP = Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung (The English translation from German reads as “System Analysis and Program Development”)
Later, SAP changed its name to the current form and now SAP stands for the following name (again in German 🙂 ):
SAP = Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung (The English translation from German reads as “Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing”)
Now that you know what is SAP full form, we can also tell you about other acronyms that are closely related to SAP. Until recent time, the full name of SAP’s ERP system was SAP R/3. Before R/3 they also had R/2 and R/1, so the last digit denotes version of the software system. The letter R means Real-time and the real-time capabilities of SAP system were the primary competitive advantage that it had over systems from IBM back in 1970-1980. SAP does not call its ERP system R/3 anymore. They first renamed it to SAP ERP and then to SAP ECC. The full form of ECC is ERP Central Component.
As you can see the people who founded SAP and then worked at management positions in this company really liked acronyms. Almost all of the names that their software system had were comprised of the first letters of other words. Nevertheless, this naming strategy turned our to be lucky for SAP. Currently, they are a multinational software corporation with a revenue of $16 billion and the largest market share in the market of enterprise software.
39 thoughts on “SAP Full Form: What Does SAP Stand For?”
this is smuth & easly working SAP (patna, bihar)
Really i m appreciate for this program,very good systems
REALLY SAP IS HELPFUL IN PROCESSING THE DATA FAST
sap is healpful
it is helpful in utilization of resources effectively
This is wonderful system.It is using very easily.
SAP Great Opporunaties for industrires
i know Three Software but Morethan like for SAP
leader in bussiness enviornments
Helpful to industries
It is a wonderful and excellent programing and easily processing
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with the help this i know the full form of sap
Sap is very fast and easy to GRC and etc.
SAP is the very good system..
system applications and products data processing
GOOD ELABORATION. CLEARLY MENTIONED THE ABBREVIATION. REMAINING REPLIES ARE USELESS…
SAP – IS ONE PLUS POINT FOR YOUR CV STRENGTH
i love this appliction and i work in last 8month
Very nice but I want to learn more can any one tell me how ?
SAP – is the best accounting tool – we need to utilise it for 100%
I am using it for past 4 yrs – everyday – I am learning new
Thanks for the detail analysis of SAP definition.
It is very interesting and valuable software..
work is flow easily .
Nevertheless, this naming strategy turned X(our)X to be…… it should be “out” ? Thanks !
Anyway, SAP is good !!
SAP plateform is very helpful for work
who are eligible for SAP. means which stream students are eligible for the SAP
B . COM stream students
what is the full form of CG02BD & CBIH92 ..IN SAP EHS
These are just technical transaction codes for Specification Workbench and Agent Workbench. There is no full form for them.
is the one of the most using software in industries . working with nicely
In SAP, which course is good for MBA finance
Please check this post: How to Choose SAP Module.
very useful software
this is for job oriented ?
When I learned of SAP in the late 70’s at my first job in a large insurance company in Toronto, Canada;
Systems Applications Protocol
Was the long name.
It was the General Ledger System the company purchased to replace their old system.