Global technology company SAP recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Ireland, which now employ 2,300 in Galway and Dublin.
To mark the occasion, Minister of State and Galway TD Hildegarde Naughton joined Managing Director of SAP Ireland, Liam Ryan, and Clas Neumann, Global Head of the SAP Labs Network at their Galway offices.
“I’m hugely impressed with the achievements of SAP since they located in Ireland 25 years ago,” Hildegarde Naughton said.
“SAP makes a significant contribution to the local economy both here in Galway and in Dublin. I would like thank SAP for their continued commitment to Ireland and to wish the team well for many more years to come.”
SAP Ireland began in 2003 with just 30 people working on the single floor of an office in East Point Business Park, Dublin.
It now employs 2,300 people in over 55 lines of business in both Dublin and Galway, working in a wide variety of fields.
SAP’s teams in both Dublin and Galway are responsible for the delivery of services and support for its EMEA and Americas customer base and the company is engaged in Research & Development for planning and analytics on the SAP Business Technology Platform.
SAP also offers a variety of careers in sales, partner services, financial shared Services, cloud services, technical writing, e-learning, translations, and license auditing.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland 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.”