FDI of the Month July 2022: SAP celebrates 25 years of operations in Ireland

FDI of the Month, Irish News | Thu 4 Aug | Author – Business & Finance

SAP, one of the world’s leading software producers for business-process management, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Ireland.

Written by Miguel Marinovic Sfeir.


SAP SE, the German software company, a leading software producer for business-process management, celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Ireland in July, as well as its 50 years since its foundation in April.

SAPs commitment to innovation in the Irish market started in 1997 on a single floor in an office in East Point Business Park, Dublin. Today, SAP employs 2,300 in over 55 lines of business in Dublin and Galway.

Celebrating the occasion, Clas Neumann, Global Head of the SAP Labs Network, joined Liam Ryan, Managing Director, SAP Ireland, in welcoming Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton and IDA Ireland to its Galway office.

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton congratulated the organisation: “I’m hugely impressed with the achievements of SAP since they located in Ireland 25 years ago. SAP makes a significant contribution to the local economy both here in Galway and in Dublin. I would like to thank SAP for their continued commitment to Ireland and to wish the team well for many more years to come.”

Liam Ryan, Managing Director, SAP Labs Ireland, congratulated SAP’s leadership and its employees for their expertise, flexibility, motivation and customer focus. “Over the past 25 years, we have helped guide customers and partners on their transformation journeys, and as SAP celebrates its 50th anniversary globally, we look forward to helping even more customers run better and improving people’s lives.”

Among their different business initiatives, SAP Ireland has a commitment to diversity and its contributions to society. One of their programmes, Autism at Work, has been a huge success since it was launched in 2003.

IDA Ireland supports SAP, and its CEO, Martin Shanahan, said: “I want to congratulate SAP on this really important milestone of 25 years in Ireland. SAP has played an important role in the development of Ireland’s tech ecosystem. As one of Ireland’s largest and most-established tech companies, SAP’s investment in Ireland over the years and ongoing education initiatives have greatly enhanced our reputation as a tech hub in Europe. I wish Liam and the entire team continued success.”

In 2022, SAP was recognised in LinkedIn’s 25 Best Workplaces in Ireland and has recently started a Pledge to Flexible hybrid working model, transforming its offices in Dublin and Galway.


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