Dec 4: SAP is gearing up to set up a new huge campus in Bengaluru. With the new campus to be established near the International airport, the companyâ€™s R&D presence in the city is expected to increase drastically.
Reports quoting Bernd Leukert, SAP executive board member in charge of products & innovation, said that the campus will be spread across 40 acres, which is double that of the one in Whitefield. Â Construction work will begin post approval from the government.
The new campus is expected to be a testimonial to the people here and to how they have contributed to their overall success of SAP. SAP has an employee count of 11,000 of which, 7,500 are in the R&D department. This makes it German software companyâ€™s second largest R&D center in the world. The new plant is expected to strengthen Indiaâ€™s role in the global growth of the company.
The company is set to triple its market capitalization and the company states that India is a prominent market which can contribute to the companyâ€™s growth.
The company has also said that it concentrates on lateral hiring, and that in the past few years, around 50% of the employees hired by the company were from college campuses. This gives the company a set of young and tech-savvy employees. The company is also looking for BE and BTech pass outs. But the companyâ€™s main focus is on hiring people with industry knowledge.
Earlier, the India center was customized for the domestic market. Later on, it became part of the global growth. From 2011-12 it began moving entire responsibilities.