SAP Opens Second Office in Indonesia to Cater for Business Growth

February 26, 2015 by SAP News 0

Market leader in enterprise application software deepens commitment in Indonesia with the opening of a second office

Surabaya, IndonesiaSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the opening of a new branch office in Surabaya, Indonesia. The office will be located on Jalan Pemuda 1, Surabaya’s Business District. This is SAP’s 61th office in Asia Pacific Japan and also the second SAP office in Indonesia. SAP’s investment in the second largest city in Indonesia is part of the company’s commitment to strengthen relationships with customers and business partners, and expand its operations in East Indonesia. This step is driven by SAP’s vast business growth in the region and its aim to be closer to the customers.

With the opening of the new office, SAP will set up teams focusing on sales, marketing and partner operations to support customers and partners in East Indonesia. SAP sees great potential in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country with a young demographic profile, rising middle class and affluent consumers. East Indonesia is home to Surabaya, the capital of East Java province and the center of business, commerce, industry, and education in East Indonesia.

“Through our recent innovations in S/4HANA and Cloud technologies, we aim to reduce business complexity and help organizations run simpler. Today’s announcement signifies our continued commitment to the success of our customers and partners across Indonesia. We hope to achieve this through a powerful combination of geo-proximity, key partnerships, strong expertise, and best-in-class technologies delivered on the SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA,” said Megawaty Khie, Managing Director for SAP Indonesia. “Surabaya and the larger East Indonesian region also provide significant opportunities for SAP and our partners. We will continue to expand our partner ecosystem in Indonesia and drive growth through collaboration and co-innovation with our partners.”

To meet the growing demand for Information Technology professionals in Indonesia, SAP promotes knowledge sharing through its SAP University Alliances Program. Under this program, SAP has partnered with 12 leading universities in Indonesia. These universities include two Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) in East Java, Brawijaya University in Malang and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya, and one IHL in Central Java (Universitas Islam Indonesia in Yogyakarta). Since 2010, more than 7,000 Indonesian students have been trained on SAP, out of which 700 are from the Information Technology Faculty in Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

“At SAP, we believe in preparing the next generation for the future of work. Our ongoing collaboration with universities in Indonesia will empower young talents to help businesses transform and run simpler. In addition, a highly skilled workforce will sharpen Indonesia’s competitive edge in the global economy. This is in line with the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development to strengthen human resources, national science and technology capabilities,” added Megawaty Khie.

Dr. Mahendrawathi ER, Vice Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Institut Tecknologi Sepuluh commented, “As a proud member of the SAP University Alliances program, our Information Systems Department is able to use SAP technologies to enrich our students’ learning experience. Our students can put the Enterprise Resource Planning concept into practice, enabling them to acquire best practices of various business processes and eventually improve their competitiveness in the job market.”

SAP has been operating in Indonesia since 1997 and has helped more than 1,000 customers run simpler. Today, seven in ten leading companies across Indonesia use SAP’s solutions. With representatives strategically located in Jakarta and now Surabaya, SAP continues to support customers and partners across Indonesia.

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