SAP India to build 1.5 million digitally skilled workforce by 2020

By SAP Aug 10th 2017
SAP India to build 1.5 million digitally skilled workforce by 2020

SAP has pledged to help ramp up the workforce in India to take forward the digital transformation agenda.

In the wake of GST roll-out and Digital India initiative, the 51-plus million SMEs in the country will eventually have to onboard or scale their technology infrastructure. It will therefore give rise to an industry wide requirement of digital experts who will have the capability to enable enterprises transition to a digital platform. SAP understands the urgency to fulfil this necessity.
 SAP India commits to skill, reskill and upskill 1.5 million SAP consultants to plug this digital gap within the next three years. 
“Our partner ecosystem is the “lifeline” that connects us and our customers,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “Currently, an estimated 2 lakh SAP consultants thrive within our partner ecosystem which contributes approximately USD 8 billion in revenues. SAP in India has a defined and a clear partner strategy that propels our objective of growing together.” 

 

“Currently, an estimated 2 lakh SAP consultants thrive within our partner ecosystem which contributes approximately USD 8 billion in revenues. SAP India has a defined and a clear partner strategy that propels our objective of growing together.

 

Deb Deep Sengupta, President & MD, SAP Indian Subcontinent

To fulfil this significant digital gap, SAP India has started various initiatives and launched new programs through the partner ecosystem:
• Accelerating ‘Bharat ERP’ program training via technology centers of M/o MSME
• Expansion of SAP Authorized Training Centres in tier 2 and 3 cities
• Providing ‘Digital Learning Kits’ with focus of up-skilling and re-skilling
• Integrating new-age technology curriculum across universities and education institutions 
In addition, several innovative initiatives are in the pipeline:
• ‘Center of Excellence’ in select education institutions in collaboration with partner ecosystem
• Training Demand Aggregation using cloud-based SAP application 
Currently, 320+ Indian universities and education institutes are members of SAP university alliance program having introduced SAP technologies to more than 3 million students. 
SAP launches Partner Packaging Factory to Fast-Track Digitization 
At the annual Partner Summit 2017, SAP India announced the launch of Partner Packaging Factory, an industry-first online initiative that aggregates end-to-end SAP packages developed by partners. These packages are built to include SAP software, services, maintenance in addition to hardware. 

 

“SAP Partner Packaging Factory opens up an exciting new customer engagement opportunity for our partners,” said. “It is a one stop shop for SMEs to evaluate SAP solutions and fast-track their digital transformation journey.”

 

Anthony McMahon, SVP, General Business (SME) & Channels, SAP APJ

SAP Partner Packaging Factories includes solutions for-
• SAP S/4HANA
• SAP Cloud
• SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (coming soon)
• SAP Analytics Cloud (coming soon) 
Partner packaging factory has 45 templatized solutions for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud as of now. This initiative will create unique opportunities for partners to reinvent business models, drive volumes and enhance revenues. 
“SAP Partner Packaging Factory opens up an exciting new customer engagement opportunity for our partners,” said Anthony McMahon, Senior Vice President, General Business (SME) & Channels, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “It is a one stop shop for SMEs to evaluate SAP solutions and fast-track their digital transformation journey.”
 

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