Software and technology firm SAP is reportedly establishing a large new campus in Bengaluru near the international airport. This will significantly increase its R&D (research & development) presence in the city.
The company’s executive board member Bernd Leukert, who is in charge of products & innovation, and who was in Bengaluru on Friday to mark the company’s 20th anniversary in India, said it would be a 40-acre campus, double the size of the existing one in Whitefield.
“It’s a testimonial to the great talent and abilities here, and the extent to which people here have contributed to the overall success of SAP,” Leukert said.
SAP has 11,000 employees in India, of which 7,500 are in core R&D, making it the German enterprise software company’s second largest R&D centre in the world. The new campus will likely further strengthen India’s role globally. SAP’s worldwide R&D headcount is about 27,000.
“Today, it has become such a strategic location that no SAP product goes without an India footprint. There’s more and more product ownership here, entire architectures are built out of here,” Khandelwal said.
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