SAP supports Malta’s Government in transforming Malta in an ICT center of excellence

MilanSAP, world’s leading provider of business software solutions, announced a vertical strategic agreement with the Government of Malta to support the country’s information society in its effort of becoming a globally–recognized regional ICT center of excellence.

SAP is committed to offer modern first-class software solutions and high-level customer support and services, in line with Malta’s Government objective of increasing technological awareness and encouraging the local ICT industry in organising itself into specialised areas aimed at providing a comprehensive suite of services.

SAP software specific solutions support the most important business processes within different industries including Public Administration, Utilities, Banking and Healthcare Sectors on which the Company will concentrate in particular its actions on the island that represents also a key market for SAP in the Mediterranean area.

With SAP for Public Sector SAP provides comprehensive solutions to help governments and public organizations improve economic viability and increase process efficiency and transparency while better serving the needs of the public. A fully integrated solution set is offered through SAP for Utilities to help locally and globally operating electric, gas and water companies to become more market driven and customer oriented while increasing flexibility, productivity and profitability. In the healthcare sector SAP for Healthcare delivers end-to-end solutions for organizations managing healthcare services in the face of changing government regulations, cost controls and demands for higher-quality patient care. To face the rapid changes of the banking market, SAP for Banking provides an integrated solution set to manage every aspect of the front- and back-office banking environment—from core banking processes, high-volume transaction banking processes and customer relationship management to financial accounting, cost controlling and profitability and risk analysis.

“Since we started operations in Malta in February 2005, our commitment was that of consolidating Malta’s community IT system thanks to our specific know–how and technology in the key vertical markets”, said Augusto Abbarchi, SAP Italy Managing Director, “This alliance with Malta’s Government highlights the company’s dedication to strengthening strategic opportunities for the local market”.

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SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. Today, more than 26,150 customers in over 120 countries run more than 88,700 installations of SAP software-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global or-ganizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and busi-ness operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP”.
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(*) SAP defines business software solutions as comprising enterprise resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

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