Mumbai, India — August 09, 2017 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today reiterated its commitment towards customers and partner ecosystem by pledging to help ramp up workforce in the country to take forward the digital transformation agenda.
In the wake of GST roll-out and Digital India initiative, the 51+ million SMEs in the country will eventually have to onboard or scale their technology infrastructure. It will therefore give rise to an industry wide requirement of digital experts who will have the capability to enable enterprises transition to a digital platform. SAP understands the urgency to fulfil this necessity.
SAP India commits to skill, reskill and upskill 1.5 million SAP consultants to plug this digital gap within the next three years.
“Our partner ecosystem is the “lifeline” that connects us and our customers,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “Currently, an estimated 2 lakh SAP consultants thrive within our partner ecosystem which contributes approximately USD 8 billion in revenues. SAP in India has a defined and a clear partner strategy that propels our objective of growing together.”
To fulfil this significant digital gap, SAP India has started various initiatives and launched new programs through the partner ecosystem:
Currently, 320+ Indian universities and education institutes are members of SAP university alliance program having introduced SAP technologies to more than 3 million students.
SAP launches Partner Packaging Factory to Fast-Track Digitization
At the annual Partner Summit 2017, SAP India announced the launch of Partner Packaging Factory, an industry-first online initiative that aggregates end-to-end SAP packages developed by partners. These packages are built to include SAP software, services, maintenance in addition to hardware.
Partner packaging factory has 45 templatized solutions for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud as of now. This initiative will create unique opportunities for partners to reinvent business models, drive volumes and enhance revenues.
“SAP Partner Packaging Factory opens up an exciting new customer engagement opportunity for our partners,” said Anthony McMahon, Senior Vice President, General Business (SME) & Channels, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “It is a one stop shop for SMEs to evaluate SAP solutions and fast-track their digital transformation journey.”
Partners Co-innovate To Drive Customer Success
SAP’s best-in-class technologies and platforms augments the capabilities of its partner ecosystem to co-innovate. This synergistic collaboration by SAP and partners result in new offerings and solutions for the digital era that enhance customer success.