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Software development

SAP Labs Canada doubles its workforce in Montréal

MONTREAL – SAP Labs Canada, a division of SAP Canada Inc. announced that it will expand its workforce at the company’s Montréal-based research and development (R&D) centre.

SAP Labs Canada plans to hire 100 new software developers to meet the rising demand for SAP Business Software solutions and innovation. The new SAP Labs Canada hires will work with mySAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver to design and develop cutting-edge business software products and applications for a wide-range of industries.

The R&D centre is an integral part of SAP’s global development network and increases SAP Labs Canada’s workforce to approximately 200 employees.

“SAP Labs Canada is the place where smart, motivated software developers can put their careers on the fast track,” said Laure Le Bars, Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada. “At SAP Labs Canada, Montreal, developers will work with the most recognized business software solution suite in the world – mySAP Business Suite. Developers will also have the variety to work with SAP NetWeaver, SAP’s comprehensive integration and application platform, enable continuous business innovation for customers with SAP xApps, and work on wide-ranging business mandates and projects for customers that include delivering results for business analytics, financials, human capital management, operations, and corporate services.”

Le Bars added, “Our work has resulted in the integration of new technologies into basic business processes. For example, thanks to chips and encoded tags placed in an advertisement, you will be able to point your mobile phone to an ad on the bus or a billboard and instantaneously retrieve information on the products or events advertised. You will then be one button-push away from placing an order or buying a ticket. This is no longer science fiction, it’s here. We have customers whose sales people use BlackBerry wireless handheld devices to place orders or check inventory availability in real-time.”

Peter Kirschbauer, a member of SAP’s Extended Management Board, said, “With the recent successful completion of many product initiatives, SAP Labs Canada has built on an already solid reputation. Highly skilled, multicultural and multilingual, Montreal’s workforce is well prepared to meet the global challenges of today’s business world. The city is a cost-efficient, low-risk, and high-return location. Its position in the North American Free Trade Zone, halfway between Silicon Valley and Europe, culturally as well as geographically, makes it an ideal base from which to conduct customer-driven product development and enhancement.”

About SAP Labs Canada
Founded in 1998 and located in Multimedia City, Montréal, SAP Labs Canada is an integral part of SAP’s global development network, which includes offices in Bulgaria, China, France, India, Israel, Japan, and the United States. The network’s mission is to offer a competitive advantage by providing the best global talent, supporting local and global markets, developing first-class solutions, driving innovation, and enabling partners through centres of excellence around the world.

About SAP
SAP is a world leading provider of business software solutions. More than 26,150 customers in over 120 countries run more than 88,700 installations of SAP software, from distinct solutions, addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses, to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global organizations.

Powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services.