SAP Blockchain

DLT Technology · Supply Chain & Logistics
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SAP Blockchain

DLT Technology · Supply Chain & Logistics

Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS)

United States, San Francisco
Year of establishment


Hi we’re SAP Blockchain!

In 2018, SAP officially launched SAP Cloud Platform blockchain. SCP blockchain enables customers and partners to build and extend applications with blockchain technology. As such, it is the basis for adding distributed ledger technology to SAP solutions. This solution integrates the SCP blockchain service with SAP Leonardo, allowing the combination of blockchain with other straight-edge technologies like the Internet of Things.

Another addition to this is SAP HANA Blockchain, which connects any SAP HANA database to the most popular enterprise blockchain platforms. This provides very interesting capabilities that were previously unheard of in the blockchain ecosystem. This blog is the first in a series of blogs on SAP HANA Blockchain. It introduces the technical concept and the different components, as well as the upcoming beta program.

Neither SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain nor SAP HANA are a blockchain platform like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric. Blockchain is a concept based on collaboration and interoperability. SAPs strategy is not to establish yet another platform and create an SAP-centric blockchain ecosystem, but to integrate into existing enterprise blockchain platforms. SCP Blockchain currently supports Hyperledger fabric (SAP being a premier member of the Linux Foundations Hyperledger project), MultiChain and Quorum. With its modular approach, other blockchain platforms can be added easily in the future.

SAP’s blockchain initiative is more commonly known as a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) which provides the easiest, lowest-risk gateway to experimenting with distributed ledger technology in the cloud. This eliminates the need for a large upfront capital investment and fast-track blockchain implementation across your business. Features include:
- Cloud deployment
- Prototype, test, and build blockchain applications and smart contracts
- Develop blockchain extensions for existing applications
- Use open standards to create consortium and private blockchain networks

Key objective

Driving the continued exploration of blockchain and its opportunities through collaboration with other tech, industry, and infrastructure players.

Slogan / Motto

Simplify complex multi-party processes and create trust among participants – with blockchain and distributed ledger solutions from SAP.

Use cases

Supply Chain Management
Tracking & Monitoring


Team members

David Bergonzo VP Marketing Transformation

Christian Sommer Head of Blockchain Technology


Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

Torsten Zube VP, Head of SAP Innovation Center Network


VP, Head of SAP Innovation Center Network

Peter-Antonius Bramm Global Head Central Banks and Innovation Manager for DLT in Banking


Evaluation of DLT based use cases in Financial Services, including a cross-industry perspective,
driving partnership with strategic partner for DLT/blockchain, evaluating use cases scenarios.

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