News: SAP India poised to skill 15 lakh consultants digitally


SAP India poised to skill 15 lakh consultants digitally

SAP India plans to skill their 15 lakh consultants to take forward their digital transformation agenda.
SAP India poised to skill 15 lakh consultants digitally

To assist the transition to a digital platform, SAP India has announced its plan to skill, re-skill and up skill its 15 lakhs consultants in India. SAP India confirms to prepare their employees digitally ready by 2020. As reported in media, currently two lakh SAP consultants are working within SAP India network. This system contributes approximately $8 billion in revenues.

Anthony McMahon, Senior Vice President, General Business (SME) and Channels, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, told media at the annual ‘Partner Summit 2017′ shared with media, “Our aim is to bring in an influx of skilled consultants to increase the capabilities of our partners and customers and grow the ecosystem of experts.”

According to the company, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out and ‘Digital India’ initiative, the over 51-million small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country will have to scale up their technology infrastructure. Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent, shared with media, “The SME sector is the fastest growth driver for SAP globally. From over 8,800 SAP customers in the subcontinent, over 6,700 companies are SMEs. Started in 1996, SAP India with over 11,000 employees is the second-largest subsidiary and one of the fastest-growing companies within SAP worldwide. SAP has more than 600 partners in various geographies, including Global Service Partners like Wipro, TCS, HCL, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Larson and Toubro. SAP India’s aim is to accelerate India’s digital plan of enabling 60 million citizens on digital technologies by 2019.”

To fulfill this significant digital gap, SAP India has started various initiatives and launched new programs through the partner ecosystem like the expansion of SAP Authorized Training Centers in the tier-two and three cities. Providing ‘Digital Learning Kits’ with a focus of upskilling and re-skilling etc. 

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Topics: Skilling, Learning & Development

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