The German-based enterprise software company SAP has released a full sustainability report that reveals the company's corporate effort at environmental performance and also points to the products and services it has developed to help its customers become more sustainable. The report reviews green efforts for their cost savings, image building and regulatory compliance.
The company has taken its green ideas and made them available to customers through its software tools. The specific green software tools developed by SAP include Web 2.0 tools. Customers can log on to this collaborative work space to share views on sustainability with like-minded SAP customers.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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