CXOtoday event report: SAP on cloud provides flexibility to SMBs

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 22, 2010

CXOtoday event PuneToday’s interconnected and competitive landscape has made it necessary for midsize companies to enhance enterprise agility and minimize IT spend at the same time. For instance, SAP ERP is the de facto business platform for most large enterprises. However, economic constraints limit midsize firms to access such best-in-class business applications. But with the onset of SAP ERP application being available on a Software as a Service (SaaS) model this is all set o change. In a bid to understand more about the benefits of using SAP ERP on a SaaS model, CXOtoday.com in partnership with Wipro and SAP held events titled “Flexibility @ the speed of growth,” in the cities of Pune and Hyderabad.

The events, which had an overwhelming response, were largely attended by IT decision makers from the mid-market companies. At these events, two domain experts from Wipro and one from SAP, shared their thoughts using SAP ERP on the cloud.

Pune
The first speaker at the Pune event was Madhavan Krishnan, Head – SaaS and Domain Solutions Group, Wipro Infotech, who gave the audience an overview of cloud computing and explained the SaaS solution offered by Wipro for SAP ERP.

Madhavan Krishnan
Madhavan Krishnan explaining the SaaS offerings from Wipro

The second speaker for the evening Rahul Joshi, Solution Architect, SAP India, explained the benefits of SAP ERP and how SAP has helped hundreds of companies worldwide to be more productive and streamline their processes.

Rahul Joshi
Rahul Joshi highlights the numerous companies that have benefitted from SAP ERP

The last session for the evening was by Sumit Goswami, Practice Partner – Business Advisory Service. In this session, Goswami explained how the he and team from Wipro evaluate a businesses processes and present the findings to the top management of the company, based on which decisions to improve processes can be made.

Sumit Goswami

Sumit Goswami explains how Wipro’s business advisory service can help companies take the right IT decisions

Hyderabad
The first speaker at the Hyderabad event was Anand Ramakrishnan, GM - Cloud Computing Services Business,Wipro Infotech, who gave the audience an overview of cloud computing and explained the SaaS solution offered by Wipro for SAP ERP.

Anand Ramakrishnan
Anand Ramakrishnan explaining the SaaS offerings from Wipro

The second speaker for the evening Sushant Nair, Solution Architect, SAP India, explained the benefits of SAP ERP and how SAP has helped hundreds of companies worldwide to be more productive and streamline their processes.

Sushant Nair
Sushant Nair highlights the numerous companies that have benefitted from SAP ERP

The last session for the evening was by Sumit Goswami, Practice Partner – Business Advisory Service. In this session, Goswami explained how the he and team from Wipro evaluate a businesses processes and present the findings to the top management of the company, based on which decisions to improve processes can be made.

Sumit Goswami
Sumit Goswami explains how Wipro’s business advisory service can help companies take the right IT decisions

Post the three sessions in either of the cities, a Q&A session was held, where the three speakers answered a variety of questions related to cloud and SAP ERP.

Tags: Wipro, SAP, SaaS, Cloud, ERP