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SAP Announces Whole Entity OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 Conformance

SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, announces the adoption of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 throughout its organization.

SAP (NYSE:SAP), the market leader in enterprise application software, announces the adoption of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 – the International Standard for open source license compliance – throughout its organization. This milestone marks the first time an enterprise application software company has undergone whole entity conformance, and it has significant implications for the overall maturity and effectiveness in this market space.

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“Since open source is increasingly used by more and more industries, the OpenChain standard is an important part of SAP’s management of license compliance along the software supply chain,” said Peter Giese, Director of SAP Open Source Program Office. “OpenChain provides a common standard based on industry best-practices and thereby helps to establish trust and reliability among all the participants in software supply chains.”

“SAP has an astonishing reach in the global supply chain, with its customers involved in almost 90% of trade around the world,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their decision to not only adopt but to apply OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 throughout their organization is a key inflection point for the global supply chain. We are intertwined in our use of open source for shared infrastructure and platforms, and the more effective we become in its management, the more effective our overall supply chain will be. We are delighted to welcome SAP alongside entities such as Arm, Bosch and BlackBerry who have elected to undergo whole entity conformance, and alongside the hundreds of other entities applying OpenChain in narrower program scopes.”

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