SAP pledges commitment to Africa

November 9, 2010 • Enterprise

SAP Africa managing director, Pfungwa Serima, has pledged the company’s commitment to development on the African continent saying SAP would enhance its social responsibility programme.

In an interview at the ongoing SAPHILA 2010 conference that SAP is holding in the North West Province in South Africa, Serima said: “We need to invest back in the communities we operate in and will enhance that in Africa. We need to make a significant contribution,” Serima said.

He said such projects would involve areas like schools, describing the continent as “a good investment destination”.

Serima said SAP was aiming for 1 billion consumers by 2015.

Meanwhile the SAPHILA (loosely translated to mean plenty of life in Zulu, South Africa’s main vernacular language) conference, hosted by SAP User Group (AFSUG) and SAP Africa continues at Sun City.

Serima said he was impressed with the way the event had progressed.

SAPHILA is designed to allow a wide range of SAP customers to come together and compare their experiences of implementing SAP technologies.

The biennial event, the biggest of its kind, runs until Wednesday under the theme, “Educate – Influence – Network”.

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. It has more than 89 000 customers in over 120 countries. –

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