SAP com­mits to build 1.5 mn Dig­i­tally Skilled Work­force by 2020

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SAP has re­cently re­it­er­ated its com­mit­ment to­wards cus­tomers and part­ner ecosys­tem by pledg­ing to help ramp up work­force in the coun­try to take for­ward the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion agenda.

In the wake of GST roll-out and Dig­i­tal In­dia ini­tia­tive, the 51+ 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.”

To ful­fil this sig­nif­i­cant dig­i­tal gap, SAP In­dia has started var­i­ous ini­tia­tives and launched new pro­grams through the part­ner ecosys­tem: ERP’ pro­gram train­ing via tech­nol­ogy cen­ters of M/o MSME Au­tho­rized Train­ing Cen­tres in tier 2 and 3 ci­ties Learn­ing Kits’ with fo­cus of up-skilling and re-skilling tech­nol­ogy cur­ricu­lum across uni­ver­si­ties and ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions

In ad­di­tion, sev­eral in­no­va­tive ini­tia­tives are in the pipe­line: in se­lect ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in col­lab­o­ra­tion with part­ner ecosys­tem Ag­gre­ga­tion us­ing cloud­based 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.

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.

Part­ner pack­ag­ing fac-

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