SAP speeding up business software adoption for midsize companies in the Philippines

May 15, 2008 by SAP News 0

Philippine companies configure solution online and receive the price immediately with new Fast-Start Program for SAP® Business All-in-One

PhilippinesSAP Philippines announced today the Fast-Start Program for SAP®

Business All-in-One designed to deliver rapid business results and lower total cost of ownership

(TCO) for midsize companies. The program offers midsize companies in the manufacturing, services

and wholesale industries an SAP Business All-in-One solution based on the proven SAP Best Practices

platform. Customers of the Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One will benefit from

industry-specific, localized know-how of SAP Channel partners. Companies can view the solution’s

full potential and receive an immediate online comprehensive cost estimate* through the SAP

Business All-in-One Configurator currently available for local companies at www.sap.com/philippines/configurator.

The Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One delivers to customers a complete solution. SAP

Business All-in-One is coupled with IBM servers, and selected databases, helping to further lower

the total cost of ownership (TCO) for an on-premise business solution.

The Fast-Start Program enables companies to get industry-specific business processes up and running

in six to eight (6-8) weeks and to make better-informed business decisions based on greater

visibility across their operations. With a clearly defined set of pre-configured industry

processes, deployment is fast and predictable. The solution fully addresses the core enterprise

requirements of a typical customer. It addresses commercial processes like order-to-cash,

procure-to-pay, financial accounting and management accounting. The coverage also extends to

manufacturing and service scenarios. All of the above processes are fully localized for the

countries where the solution is offered. “We are excited about the Fast-Start Program for SAP

Business All-in-One. It further strengthens our play in the mid-market with faster implementation

turnaround,” said Jennifer Ligones, SAP Philippines country manager.

Already available in Australia and India with a total of 14 qualified SAP Channel Partners, the

Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One will be available in additional countries in Asia

Pacific Japan throughout the year. Ramp-up has started in China and Korea, with Japan, Singapore,

Malaysia and Indonesia rolling out throughout 2008. In the Philippines, the Fast-Start Program is

available through four qualified SAP Channel Partners covering the manufacturing, services and

wholesale industries: ABM Computech Enterprises Inc., FastTrack Solutions Inc., Strategic Synergy

Inc. (SSI) and Questronix Corporation. One such company, UniOil, has already acquired the new solution through ABM Computech Enterprises, Inc.

Qualified SAP Channel Partners for the Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One are excited

about the benefits of the solution for their customers’ businesses. ”As a dedicated SAP partner, we

are all looking forward to the implementation of Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-In-One.

We are confident that this new offering will allow greater productivity for our customers.” said

Kerwin Malabanan, managing director of FastTrack Solutions, Inc. “Elizabeth Baba, president of ABM

Computech Enterprises commented that the “Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One guarantees

to improve the business operations of small and medium-sized enterprises because of the

industry-specific and specialized know-how of all SAP channel partners. It is designed to deliver

rapid results and reduce total cost of ownership. In this critical business environment, it brings

a big advantage over competitors.”

“We believe that with the introduction of Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-In-One, our

customers will be able to improve the way they do business and realize better returns through

business solutions that are relevant and dynamic.” said Reggie Bernardo, Questronix Client Executive for SAP.

Customers Achieve Immediate Business Value

For midsize companies that require an integrated, configurable and extensible on-premise business

solution with deep industry capabilities, SAP Business All-in-One is the software solution of

choice. With the new Fast-Start Program, SAP takes an additional step toward providing innovative

ways for customers to easily access leading-edge enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology and

achieve faster time to value, with long-term protection of the customers’ investment. “The

Fast-Start Program for SAP Business All-in-One is a testament of our commitment to customers in

finding ways to provide them with superior solutions that are continuously relevant to today’s

business environment.” said Casey Francisco, managing director of SSI.

About SAP Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies
With more than 30,000 small and midsized customers worldwide, SAP is the leading provider of

business applications and an established and highly successful player in the small and midsize

enterprise market. SAP offers a broad and innovative solution portfolio for small businesses and

midsize companies to meet the heterogeneous demands of SME customers. SAP Solutions for Small

Businesses and Midsize Companies include SAP Business One, a single integrated, solution for

successfully managing small businesses; SAP Business ByDesign, the software industry’s most

complete, integrated and adaptable on-demand solution for midsize companies; and SAP Business

All-in-One, a customizable and extensible solution for midsize companies with deep industry best

practices built in. Sold, implemented and maintained through SAP and an expanding network of

qualified partners, all of the solutions are competitively priced, easy and quick to implement and

scalable to the customers’ growing business needs. The SAP solutions specifically designed for SME

enable small and midsize companies to lower operating costs, improve operational excellence, gain

better business insight and control as well as grow their businesses flexibly. Additional

information available at www.sap.com/solutions/sme

*Cost estimate is an SAP estimation only and not valid for partners; partner’s cost estimation may

differ

For customers interested in learning more about SAP products:

Ann Sytin, (6) (32) 840-8045, ann.marietta.sytin@sap.com

For more information, press only:
Carel Villanueva, 8480181, carmelo.arthur.villanueva.jr@sap.com
Michael E. Dugenia, 09175107173, dugenia_michael@yahoo.com
Lhara Torio, 09156457183, lhara_torio2002@yahoo.com

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