On Monday 22 July global enterprise software solutions provider SAP introduced Royal Swazi Sugar Corporation (RSSC), the first SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA in Africa.
The Swaziland-based company chose the solution with the goal to speed up processes, increase efficiency productivity and improve systems integration.
“RSSC is one of the largest companies in Swaziland, employing more than 3 500 people while producing two-thirds of the country’s sugar and ethanol. A key factor in choosing SAP Business Suite, powered by SAP HANA, is the objective to realise true business efficiency and rapid real-time insight into our data,” said Rob Coombe, RSSC’s Group IT Manager.
SAP believes that combining SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA with innovations from Analytics, Mobility and Cloud Technology represents the ideal entry solution enabling organisations to accelerate their growth strategy and innovate like never before with a fully integrated comprehensive solution.
It can be consumed from the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud with a growing number of data centres in Europe and Africa as well as on premise at the customer site.
“With unparalleled real-time abilities, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA has quite simply changed the technology game,” said Pfungwa Serima CEO, SAP Africa. “In order to remain relevant, companies have no choice but to keep up with rapid growth and change, improve profitability and reduce the cost of running their operations. In high growth markets such as Africa, one of the biggest challenges is to accelerate productivity while keeping abreast of all business-relevant factors. SAP Enterprise Foundation extended edition is a powerful anchor for solutions, providing everything a business needs in a small footprint.”
The company is engaging with numerous companies, especially within the banking and other consumer-intensive sectors, for rollout of the solution and the adoption of pilot projects.
According to regional representatives, the emphasis is on ‘co-innovation’ and driving the message through that this solution is more than just memory enhancement, but the ability to rewrite applications.
The go-to-market strategy is partnership encompassing in that it will allow partners, within the co-innovation scenario, to utilise the real-time analytics, mobility and other engine features, to bolster their capability.
Chris Tredger, Online Editor