SAP Gives Small and Midsize Businesses Power and Capabilities to Operate like Big Businesses

Launches comprehensive, industry specific and cost effective solution

New Delhi, IndiaSAP India, the leading provider of business software solutions today announced the launch of mySAP™ All-in-One solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMB). Small and Midsize Businesses need individually configured micro-vertical standard solutions delivering value at an affordable price that allows them scalability and flexibility to meet current and future challenges. mySAP™ All-in-One solutions responds to these distinct enterprise solution needs of the small and midsize businesses.

mySAP™ All-in-One solutions are prepackaged, industry-specific versions of mySAP Business Suite, with built-in content, tools, and methodologies, bringing best practices to small and midsize companies, saving up to 40% in time and 30% of cost when compared to traditional implementations.

SAP’s solutions for small and midsize businesses leverages the company’s more than thirty years of unrivaled expertise and experience in providing enterprise management and vertical industry solutions in diverse geographic markets around the world. Offered through a network of professional partners, The solution will be offered to SMBs in specific vertical segments including pharmaceuticals, chemical, automotive, consumer products, engineering & construction, media and a host of other verticals. SAP and its partners together will address all areas including software, hardware, implementation and support services thereby offering a one-stop solution for the customer.

In India, SAP is the market leader in the SMB segment with 160 customers across verticals including companies like H&R Johnson, Balsara, Bhartia Cutler Hammer, Sudarshan Chemicals, Daikin Shriram Airconditioning, Navneet Publications, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Matrix Laboratories, Munjal Showa and Messung Systems. “We are further expanding our solution offerings for the SMBs in India. The fact that SAP continues to strengthen its market leadership in the SMB segment, is an outstanding indicator that our proven approach to this market is on target and precisely addresses the changing needs of small and midsize businesses,” said Srinivas Rao, Head SMB Business Unit, SAP India. “This strategy is backed by our existing partners who will move up the value curve by incorporating their domain expertise in conjunction with SAP’s industry best practices incorporating new technologies, methodologies and tools, so that we can deliver value and affordability via one face/high touch partner model,” he further added.

SMB is a strategic focus segment for SAP and the company intends to be the number one solution provider for SMBs in Asia Pacific by 2005. In Asia Pacific, SAP has over 6,681 installations of which 3,459 (over 50 per cent are SMBs). “We can report with confidence that what is important to small businesses in India is the combination of solid technology, scalability, and ability to offer lower total cost of ownership provided by SAP and its partners,” concluded Srinivas.