Solution developed with help of Thai developers to meet Thai business fundamentals,
Bangkok — SAP Thailand today announced the availability of SAP® Best Practices for mySAP™ ERP offerings for mid-market companies in Thailand. SAP Best Practices, offered together with members of the SAP Business Partner program, provides mid-market companies with cost-effective and efficient SAP solution implementations and the flexibility to select the service and hardware partners best-suited to their requirements. The Thailand version of SAP Best Practices is available in Thai and complies with the country’s statutory and legal requirements.
Based on the best business practices of more than 6,000 customers worldwide in over 20 industries, SAP Best Practices deliver proven methodology, documentation, and pre-configuration that enable rapid, reliable deployment with quick return on investment. SAP Best Practices can reduce implementation time for complete mySAP ERP solutions to a matter of months and, for individual mySAP components like Financials, time-to-benefit can be as short as five weeks.
“The best practices used by our Fortune 500 customers are now available for midsized businesses in Thailand thanks to the new Thai version of SAP Best Practices for mySAP ERP,” said Robert Vetter, SAP Asia Pacific Vice President, Business Development. “SAP understands the business fundamentals needed to address the unique needs of the mid-market sector in Thailand and realizes their processes can be just as complex as those of their larger enterprise counterparts. We’re excited to offer Thai businesses another way to turn SAP’s years of solution and industry experience into valuable competitive advantage to stay ahead in the dynamic Thai market.”
A number of companies around Asia Pacific are already realizing the benefits from SAP Best Practices, including Farmers Trading Company; Rakon (New Zealand); Guangzhou NCM Co. Ltd., Sparkice (China); Chien Luen Industries (China); Coship Electronics (China); Orchid Pharmaceuticals (India); PT AJBS (Indonesia); and PT Belfoods (Indonesia).
“SAP Best Practices has helped us substantially improve performance. The company’s top line has doubled and its bottom line has improved five times,” said Mr. Raghuram Nittoor, Vice President & CIO, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. “We have been able to achieve this because SAP enables real-time information to get to the right people throughout the organization anytime.”
Bearing further testament to the success of SAP Best Practices, a global study conducted by the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences last year found that, on average, SAP Best Practices reduce overall project risk by 71 percent, project costs by 20 percent, and total cost of ownership by 11 percent. Nearly 200 SAP Best Practices customers across the world in a wide range of industries participated in the survey.
A recently completed internal survey of SAP Best Practices customers across Asia Pacific further validated the results from the Ludwigshafen study. The survey showed the following:
* 100 percent of the survey participants would again use SAP Best Practices offerings to save time, lower costs and reduce project risk.
* In 75 percent of the projects, the use of SAP Best Practices contributed to a reduction in project costs, estimated between 100,000 Euro and 1 million Euro.
* The average duration of the surveyed implementation projects was reduced by about 27 percent.
* In all surveyed projects, SAP Best Practices was the competitive differentiator or at least influenced the sales process positively.
Growing Chinese chemical industry trading company Guangzhou NCM experienced similar benefits to those mentioned in the studies. “SAP provided us with an integrated application platform and chemical industry best practices, which helped us optimize our management process, improve our decision support as well as the respond more quickly to market changes,” Li Ming, President, Guangzhou NCM Co. Ltd. “SAP Best Practices has supported the aggressive growth objectives of our business.”
“SAP Best Practices builds on three decades of successful implementations by SAP around the world,” said Alan Sedghi, Managing Director, SAP South Asia. “Based on this history and our success serving the Thai market over the past ten years, we are confident that SAP Best Practices will enable Thai companies to streamline their value-chain to enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace. With SAP, they can now deploy an industry-tailored business applications solution that is preconfigured for their business scenarios, thereby accelerating implementation time, reducing risk and rapidly realizing business benefits.”