Growing the SAP Africa Ecosystem Footprint – Is it Time to Become Part of the SAP Community?

SAP Africa has announced three new members have joined its SAP PartnerEdge ecosystem in East Africa as part of a broader go-to-market strategy to grow its African market share for cloud services. The new members are Pio-Tech East Africa, Lasso Technologies Ltd, BCX Kenya Ltd and A Softech Ltd.

Tracy Bolton, Head of General Business for SAP Africa, said: “More than 13,000 of our SAP ecosystem members – embrace agile application development and innovation using SAP Cloud Platform. These businesses work closely with our customers to quickly transform innovative ideas into proof-of-concept, demonstrating the value of innovation in helping businesses – including SMEs – transition from legacy systems to powerful new digital platforms. To do this effectively requires an ecosystem with a diverse set of capabilities including cloud, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.”

The newly signed members will be joining a community of industry and solutions experts committed to build businesses that works best for our customers. There is no better time to become an SAP partner than now.

SAP PartnerEdge has a variety of successful partner programs designed around the way that partners do business, within the Build, Sell, Service, and Run engagement models. The program provides members with substantial benefits such as enterprise resource planning experience, industry knowledge and regional market positioning. Being a member of the SAP ecosystem community gives you access to fast-growing markets, shorter sales cycles, assured profit margins, and augmented know-how based on the integration with SAP and other partners.

SAP is excited about the expansion of the footprint into Africa and believe that the new members will provide a completely harmonized solution including management support, marketing, sales, and technology to enable the generation of new business.

From independent software vendors, value-added reseller partners, and services, software, and original equipment manufacturer partners, to distributors, and training and hosting partners – SAP values good and qualified partner relations. “We need to keep a clear view on what success looks like, which makes the SAP ecosystem a critical success factor. We are working closely with existing and potential partners to rapidly deliver agile application capabilities, and to offer our customers and partners choice and opportunities for innovation. We want our ecosystem members to create winning businesses by leveraging the power of SAP innovations, including the SAP Cloud Platform,” added Bolton.

SAP PartnerEdge program makes the journey to doing business in the cloud simple. “the program has many opportunities and recognizes partners for their total business contribution within one or multiple engagement models be it; build, sell, implement or run SAP solution model. For more information on how to join the SAP East Africa Cloud PartnerEdge please email serah.wachira-njeru@sap.com.

SAP is creating a thriving ecosystem of partners and businesses that can use their niche knowledge to rethink business problems across the 27 line of business industries to reduce barriers to entry. The SAP PartnerEdge program offers rich benefits that reward businesses for active participation and success with SAP products and programs. While many benefits are available to all partners, some are level, engagement model, or product specific.

About Lasso Technologies Ltd : Lasso is a certified SAP Value Added Reseller Partner (VAR) with an aim of bringing value to customers by understanding their business needs and by acting as a business partner. The company actively engages with clients around East Africa, combining global consistency with service that is attuned to the local marketplace. The company currently operates in Kenya and Rwanda with a plan to offer services to the rest of East Africa soon. The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to clients. Their services include – SAP® S/4HANA, SAP® Business ByDesign, SAP® Business One, SAP ARIBA, Solution Manager and Technology Consulting utilizing methodologies and toolkits that enable standardized working. The company’s practitioners apply deep market knowledge and expertise ICT design, implementation, go-live support and training.

About A Softech Ltd – A Softech provides cloud-based SAP solutions services which includes SAP SuccessFactors, SAP® S/4HANA Cloud for Finance, SAP® S/4HANA, SAP® Business ByDesign, it helps SAP users achieve business change through the effective use of SAP solutions. Their services range from running complete projects, through to providing an SAP specialist for a few days to handle a specific task. A Softech is a provider of enterprise solutions and services, specializing in enterprise resource planning systems, complementary software products and business consulting services for clients using the latest technologies. Their mission is to provide premium-quality services and enterprise solutions to the Technologies marketplace A Softtech’s consultants and developers constitute a team that aggregates considerable expertise in the latest technologies. They are prided for their deeper understanding of the real-world business and IT requirements. The company understands the sophisticated nature of delivering SAP projects and the importance of having the right resources at the right time, so its SAP services provide our clients with the know-how to get the most from SAP solutions. The company provides full lifecycle services for the design, build and implementation of SAP solutions on to an existing system or for a new implementation.

About Pio-Tech – Based in Amman, Jordan, Pio-Tech was founded in 2013. The company is powered by strategic alliances with distinguished business partners in different countries. Through the years, Pio-Tech has built long-lasting business partnerships, due to its widespread acceptance of services and solutions. Pio-Tech was key in closing the first SAP Analytics Cloud deal in East Africa at Kenya Commercial Bank, the largest retail bank in East Africa and the first SAP Roambi deal in Africa. Pio-Tech’s ability to deliver high value banking analytics was the main attraction for the bank, as well as their specialist banking knowledge. In 2016, The Global Banking and Finance Review Magazine awarded Pio-Tech the “Best IT Banking Solution Provider in Jordan”. Pio-Tech places great emphasis on high-value methodology, through providing Bank Business Intelligence, Bank Business Process Monitoring, SAP technologies, and richly featured, ready to use, and fully integrated solutions to suit all banks’ specific needs and focuses.

About BCX Kenya – A leading technology solutions provider with an extremely wide geographical coverage. It is a service provider that can offer true and affordable convergence across fixed, mobile, data and cloud. BCX Kenya’s passion is to seamlessly connect every business with SAP transformation solutions with its digital future. All the solutions are offered end-to-end, ensuring that your business benefits from economy of scale and superior service quality.