WorldFish Center signs on mySAP ERP to streamline services in Asia and Africa

September 23, 2004 by SAP News 0

Implementation an initiative to provide better support services

SingaporeSAP, the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, announced the selection of mySAP ERP by WorldFish Center at a signing ceremony in Penang today. WorldFish Center, a non-profit international scientific institution, has embarked on a major initiative to improve and optimize its business processes in an effort to provide better support services to its internal and external clients.

SAP was the preferred choice for WorldFish, specifically in the areas of financial accounting, budgeting, procurement and resource management. “We opted for SAP after a thorough review of several other ERP vendors,” said Douglas Dunstan, Associate Director General for Corporate Services at WorldFish. “Their strong client base, proven track record, sound vendor backing and cost efficient solutions were key factors in the decision to award SAP the WorldFish contract,” he added.

“We are very happy that WorldFish has selected SAP and we are confident SAP will be able to streamline all their internal processes. While leveraging existing IT assets, mySAP ERP allows companies to regain active control of their whole administrative and operations environment and increase efficiency and profitability. mySAP ERP delivers new levels of business process and technology integration for companies,” said Khatijah Shah, Managing Director of SAP Malaysia.

SAP’s enterprise solution will be implemented across the entire WorldFish organization including its Penang headquarters and regional offices in Asia and Africa, specifically in Bangladesh and Egypt at the initial stage. “mySAP ERP addresses the core and extended business software requirements of midsize and large organizations, whatever their industry or global reach. Thus we are confident that mySAP ERP will take the WorldFish financial, resource management and administrative functions into a new era,” said Dunstan.

JSPC i-Solutions, a certified SAP partner will be the implementation partner for WorldFish to enable its vision to bring about process improvements and efficiencies. “JSPC has demonstrated the professionalism, competencies and commitments throughout the evaluation process. We are confident that partnership with SAP and JSPC is the formula for the project success” stressed Dunstan.

WorldFish is a unique international research center involved in research on fisheries and other living aquatic resources. Headquartered in Penang, it is an autonomous, non-profit scientific institution committed to improving the lives of poor people in developing countries. WorldFish achieves its mission through research, partnership, capacity building and policy support in fisheries and aquaculture.

About WorldFish Center

The WorldFish Center is one of 15 Future Harvest Centers funded by 62 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Established in 1977, WorldFish is the only CGIAR center dealing with aquatic resources, fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic genetic resources conservation in developing countries. It plays an active role in international fora and programs on fisheries policies and management, food security and sustainable agriculture. WorldFish Center operates regional and national program offices in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Egypt, Malawi and Cameroon. It has established collaborative research partnerships with over 300 institutions worldwide.