SAP Expands mySAP.com User Base with New Contracts and Additional Licenses

May 8, 2002 by SAP News 0

Queensland Alumina newest mySAP.com convert

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia continues to expand its mySAP.com user base with the recent contract from Queensland Alumina Limited. CSR and QR (Queensland Rail), existing SAP clients, are converting their R/3 and R/2 systems respectively to mySAP.com. CSR, an SAP client since 1995, will implement mySAP.com across all its business divisions.

The new contracts and additional license deals come on the heels of SAP’s Q1 financial results, which showed global revenue up by nine (9) percent to 1.66 billion Euros.

With its mySAP.com implementation, QR aims to cut costs and improve customer service to its more than 44.6 million commuters annually. QR will initially implement mySAP.com’s Financials, Maintenance and Materials Management components.

QR, one of Australia’s largest and most modern rail networks, has annual revenue of almost $2.0 billion. It provides transport and logistics services to diverse customers throughout the State – from train travellers to the mining, primary industries, tourism and manufacturing industry sectors.

Queensland Alumina operates the Gladstone alumina plant, the largest in the world, with an annual capacity in excess of 3.65 million tonnes.

Queensland Alumina will implement SAP’s mySAP.com Financials, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Product Lifecycle Management, E-Procurement, Business Intelligence and Workplace as part of its program to deliver reductions in the cost per tonne of its alumina production.

“With the global resources market getting competitive each day, we need an integrated solution that will enable us to maximise efficiencies across the business. SAP’s mySAP.com provides a range of features and functionality that will help provide the capability and capacity to meet our business goals,” said Philip Hughes, IMS Project Manager at Queensland Alumina.

“All these wins and conversion programs signal the next stage in the e-commerce environment,” said Chris Bennett, SAP managing director and chief executive officer.

“Australian businesses are transforming their operations and infrastructure to meet the demands of a changing environment. SAP’s mySAP.com provides the critical features and capabilities that will enable businesses to do just that,” he said.

In New Zealand, Telecom NZ will implement mySAP.com to additional 3,500 users, which will bring its user base to approximately 6,000 employees.

“What we’re seeing here now is that Australian and New Zealand businesses are gradually and steadily rolling out of IT systems that will enable them to take advantage of and grab opportunities when the global economy bounces back,” Bennett said.