SAP Announces Entity-Wide OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 Compliance


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


SAN FRANCISCO, USA, March 29, 2022 / — 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 – across its organization. This milestone marks the first time an enterprise application software company has undergone full-entity compliance, and it has significant implications for the overall maturity and effectiveness of this market space.

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

“SAP has amazing reach in the global supply chain, with its customers involved in nearly 90% of trade globally,” said Shane Coughlan, chief executive of OpenChain. “Their decision to not just adopt but implement OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 across 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 efficient we become in managing it, the more efficient our overall supply chain will be. We are delighted to welcome SAP alongside entities such as Arm, Bosch and BlackBerry who have chosen to undergo entity-wide compliance, and alongside the hundreds of other entities applying OpenChain in more restricted programs.

About SAP

SAP’s strategy is to help every business operate as a smart, sustainable business. As the market leader in enterprise application software, we help businesses of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: SAP customers generate 87% of total global business. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics technologies help transform our customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps empower people and organizations with deep business insights and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for businesses so they can consume our software the way they want, without disruption. Our suite of end-to-end applications and services enable businesses and public customers in 25 industries around the world to operate profitably, continuously adapt, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and people’s lives better. For more information, visit

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain project maintains the international standard for open source license compliance. This enables companies of all sizes and in all industries to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with our community, share their knowledge and contribute to the future of our standard.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to create ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the global open source community, it solves the toughest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together have an economic impact impossible to achieve by a single company. More information can be found at

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