Photo - Bernard Chiang, MD, SAP Malaysia.
SAP's strong growth in cloud computing and solid core business for its second quarter of 2014 also showed that more Malaysians companies are using SAP solutions to move up the value chain, said the enterprise applications firm.
Buoyant growth was also posted in Malaysia with a triple-digit increase in software revenue during the same period, said SAP Malaysia managing director Bernard Chiang. "This Q2 growth for SAP Malaysia was also complemented by triple-digit growth in analytics and double-digit growth in platform solutions."
"More local companies are embracing SAP solutions to move up the value chain by increasing productivity and operational efficiencies," said Chiang. "Technology can be a powerful business enabler with the right infrastructure and platforms."
One of the company's clients, the Sunway Group has used SAP's Ariba solutions to drive procurement business-process transformation, he said. "Since putting the solutions in place, Sunway has conducted over 1,000 sourcing events that have generated savings of more than RM82 million [US$25.83 million]."
In addition, Chiang said that SAP was the first global technology partner to collaborate with the Malaysian Government to join the MyUniAlliance initiative and will continue to see through this nation-building initiative.
Developing local talent
Launched on Oct 11, 2011, MyUniAlliance is a Human Capital Development Strategic Reform Initiative by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) with the support from The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) to meet the demand for highly trained and relevant workforce for the ICT industry.
SAP aims to upskill 11,000 tertiary students in Malaysia by end 2015, while nurturing graduates with appropriate business skills and industry knowledge.
According to the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey 2014, SAP consultants are one of the highest paid professions in the industry with salaries ranging from RM120,000 [US37,801] to RM250,000 [US$78, 753] per annum should they continue to attain SAP certification.
"We are successfully executing our shift to the cloud and empowering our customers to consume innovation faster and run simple, said Chiang. "And we are redefining customer engagement with our omni-channel e-commerce platform - all of this in real time demonstrating our clear commitment to be THE Cloud Company powered by SAP HANA."
"More than 1,420 companies in Malaysia have selected SAP to help their businesses run better and simpler," he said.
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