The SAP software was developed by a company of the same name. SAP (the company) was founded in 1972 by ï¬ ve former IBM employees: Dietmar Hopp,Hans-Werner Hector, Hasso Plattner, Klaus Tschira, and Claus Wellenreuther. SAP released its mainframe product, called SAP R/2, in 1979. The client/server version of the SAP software, called SAP R/3, was released in 1992. Today, SAP is the largest vendor of standard business-application software. SAP constantly delivers scalable solutions to its customers, allowing them to respond to dynamic market conditions and helping them to maintain an advantage over their competitors. Some of the major SAP applications presently available are deï¬ ned in question 4 and include SAP R/3, mySAP ERP, mySAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM), mySAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), mySAP Supply Chain Management (SCM), and mySAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), to name a few.