NEC has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP to integrate SAP Business ByDesign solution with its global cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) services.
Known as NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign, the new offering will leverage the ERP cloud solution from SAP and end-to-end deployment capabilities from NEC. It will enable organisations to improve efficiency and gain insights into real-time enterprise-wide operations.
SAP Business ByDesign will be made available on the SAP HANA platform. "We expect the new SAP HANA-based extensibility platform integrating SAP Business ByDesign and other SAP cloud solutions will help companies run their businesses in the cloud with enhanced agility and effectiveness," said Steven Birdsall, head of OEM Sales, and chief operating officer, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP AG.
As part of the agreement, NEC also plans to develop value-added localisation functionalities that will be integrated with SAP Business ByDesign. The initial focus will be on addressing country-specific requirements pertinent to local tax law, regulatory compliance and business practices.
NEC will be promoting sales of NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign to the head offices of Japanese companies that have already deployed the SAP ERP application on premise, or have plans to implement cloud-based ERP solutions in their smaller and overseas subsidiaries. Additionally, NEC plans to offer customised solution packages to fulfill the requirements of other types of organisations such as government institutions and public service providers.
The NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign is scheduled to be available globally with initial rollout beginning in South East Asia in the second quarter of 2014. NEC has the goal of achieving 300 installations in three years' time
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