SAP India To Create 15 Lakh Digitally Efficient Professionals

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 10, 2017


Technology giant, SAP will work on skilling, reskilling and upskilling 15 lakh SAP consultants over a period of three years as it wants to leverage the small enterprises to boost its business in India.

“We are known as a company which helps large enterprises. But the 51 million SMEs is the potential marketplace we want to address,“ ET quoted Scott Russell, president at SAP for Asia Pacific and Japan as saying.

He further said that several SMEs are not keen adopters of technology for their business as they lack knowledge of it, access, financial inhibitions and also sometimes lack of know-how of digital technology usage.

With the coming in of GST and the government’s Digital India policy, SAP said that SMEs in the country have to scale up their technology infrastructure. “It will, therefore, give rise to an industry-wide requirement of digital experts who will have the capability to enable enterprises to make the transition to a digital platform. SAP understands the urgency to fulfill this necessity,“ it said. 

Sometime back SAP India announced that they will be turning ASPs (Applications Service Providers) with the implementation of GST, aiding the expected 51 million SMEs to join the new regime. The announcement came at the flagship event ‘SAP GST India Forum 2016’, held in Delhi, attended by 1,500 business delegates. (Click here to read more)

Now SAP has taken on the mantle of an ASP in the country, which will facilitate the digital roll out and compliance for Indian companies.

SAP has collaborated with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to jointly launch Bharat ERP, which aims at digital empowerment of small businesses in the country.