SAP introduces new SME support initiative

May 27, 2009 • Enterprise IT

Business software provider SAP today introduced the SAP Growth Support program, which is tailored specifically to providing support for small and medium sized enterprises.

Speaking at the SAP SME World Tour 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa today (Wednesday), Director for SME Africa, Derek Kudsee, said the new approach would boost growth of small-to-medium size enterprises to “weather off the storm”.

SAP has partnered with computer hardware manufacturer, IBM, and consultancy company, Barnstone to develop the initiative.

“The SAP Growth Support will enable SMEs have a world class system that will enhance their growth,” said Kudsee.

The initiative promises to assist SME’s with rapid growth by providing access to the global experience and best practice warehouse developed by SAP over the last 35 years. Companies are not required to purchase SAP software in order to participate.

The company says that a 12-month engagement with the SAP Growth Support program will increase a client’s profitability by at least that of the cost of the program.

— Mthulisi Sibanda



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