The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has appointed local SAP Business One specialists 4most to implement an affordable, easy-to-use business management software application. SAP Business One will help BIH better manage its processes and provide greater visibility into business operations.
BIH aims to transform Botswana into a technology-driven and knowledge-based economy by promoting a culture of innovation and competitiveness of its associated companies and knowledge–based institutions.
Having outgrown its existing solution, BIH required a world recognised business management software solution that was able to grow with the company and one that would integrate with VIP Payroll. SAP Business One is a single system that spans over all core business operations, including Web-based CRM and e-commerce.
BIH CEO Alan Boshwaen says SAP Business One provides robust and fully integrated financial and sales management capabilities. “It gives managers on-demand access to critical, real-time information to facilitate better decision making.”
“SAP Business One can help you better manage processes, provide greater visibility into business operations, and get the information you want – and free up the time you need – for strategic planning initiatives, business development, and customer development,” he explains.
The genesis of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) is the Botswana Excellence Strategy which proposed a three pronged National Strategic Goal for the diversification of the country’s economy, creation of jobs and driving the country towards a knowledge-based economy.
BIH is a science and technology park that contributes to economic development and competitiveness by creating new scientific technological and indigenous knowledge-based business opportunities. It also adds value to existing companies, fostering entrepreneurship and technology transfer and generates knowledge-based jobs.
4most business development director Eugene Olivier says SAP Business One gives companies in wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail, services and more, the tools they need to achieve their goals. “With global economic pressure building, business executives need to see across their enterprise in real-time to make decisions. 4most brings a real understanding of your business to the table along with the software that the worlds’ best businesses run – SAP Business One.”
“We’ll show you the most affordable long-term solution for your business, and a business that runs SAP is recognised as a best-run business. Whether you have 5 employees or 500, SAP Business One helps emerging businesses streamline their operational and managerial processes,” he concludes.
When fully developed, the BIH will consist of world-class facilities including state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure with high capacity international connectivity and secured power, professional business services, and business development services.