Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, Ireland and various location
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

1,000 - 4,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
9 May 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


The German software company SAP announced an internal reorganisation. The reorganisation will affect some 4,000 of the 14,600 employees of SAP globally, according to the general manager Klaus Merx. The available information on the reorganisation is limited, but previous estimates expect some 1,000 employees to make use of the voluntary redundancy scheme that has been put in place for the reorganisation. A further 3,000 jobs are now said to be cut. SAP itself has not responded to the news. Moreover, SAP announced the creation of 150 jobs in Ireland by the end of 2018.


  • 11 May 2017: welt 24
  • 8 May 2017: siliconrepublic
  • 11 May 2017: bild.de
  • 10 May 2017: WirtschaftsWoche


Eurofound (2017), SAP, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 91063, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91063.