Enterprise application vendor SAP AG plans to double the number of software engineers at its Indian development center over the next three years.
"We will increase the number of software engineers from 1,000 at present to 2,000, beginning this year," said company spokeswoman Laurie Doyle Kelly said Tuesday. "These engineers will come from India, where we want to grow our base of engineers organically. We have no plans to transfer any from Germany."
SAP Labs India Private Ltd. in Bangalore, India, is the largest software development center that the SAP AG operates outside its home base in Walldorf, Germany, according to Doyle Kelly.
In the same city, SAP operates a sales and support subsidiary, SAP India Private Ltd., which has around 400 customers, 160 of them small and medium-size enterprises, she said.