Articles in category: Africa
Adapt IT says it has agreed to buy all of the Aquilon Companies as well as 40% of Fuel-Loc for up to R98 million, which will be paid for in shares and cash.
The Aquilon companies are specialist SAP consultancies, founded in 2006, which design, implement and support SAP IS-Oil implementations throughout South Africa. Collectively, they provide SAP services to six of the major oil companies trading in South Africa and globally.(Read Full Article)
SAP Africa’s Skills for Africa Programme has presented its first group of 52 students with SAP certification at a graduation ceremony at Nairobi’s Multimedia University.(Read Full Article)
Our thoughts are with the family of the late Brian Twiggs who passed away unexpectedly this time last year, and in our blog post we share reasons for our recent logo change.(Read Full Article)
The World Bank today announced their intention to develop a framework for collaboration on skills development. The document was signed by Pfungwa Serima, chief executive officer of SAP Africa, who is in the United States for a series of meetings focused on refining synergies between African operations and the African objectives of the World Bank.
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To drive greater efficiency, improved strategic decision-making and faster stock turnaround time across its branches in Zimbabwe, Nano Appliance Centre, a leading supplier of household appliances and goods, has implemented SAP Business One OnDemand, SAP's flagship cloud-based business process offering
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Last month, the Business Analytics SIG launched the 2013 Women in Analytics with the aim of recognising the critical role that women continuously play in the Analytics area. Thank you to the community for taking time out to nominate each of these women.
Congratulations to Dorothy Cadle, Lesego Kalagosi, Hanjo Steyn and Juanita Botha.(Read Full Article)
SAP Africa has been recognised as Africa's best place to work by the internationally accredited Top Employers Institute, at a gala awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. As well as securing first place in the category ‘Overall Top Employer Africa', SAP Africa also secured first place in the ‘Industry IT Top Employer' in South Africa category, as well as fifth place in the ‘Overall Top Employers South Africa' category.(Read Full Article)
sa-portals attended the SAP Customer 360 CRM SIG at SAP's office in Cape Town offices earlier today. Britehouse and SAP presented the broad range of tools that make up the "Customer 360" offering, a social media presentation by Firestring on social media was well received.
The event provided broader information than just the "CRM" product and included information on the pillars: Interaction Excellence, Decision Excellence, Operation Excellence. Attendance level was pretty low with the bullk of attendees being prospective customers rather than CRM "users". Read full report..(Read Full Article)
SAP Africa has signalled its intention to roll out disruptive technology to the SME market and, by the end of the year, expects to announce developments in terms of partnerships and leveraging its growth agenda (built from the ground up) to seriously engage lower-tier markets and meet an increasing need for technology.(Read Full Article)
SAP Africa will host the SAP SME Forum on 21 August 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Sandton, Johannesburg, providing decision makers in business with insight into how to make the most out of entrepreneurial networks.(Read Full Article)
Accenture has received significant recognition at the SAP Africa Partner Awards—securing two substantial awards through which SAP recognises its most valued partners. With these awards, SAP has acknowledged Accenture as an alliance partner that has achieved excellence in planning and executing its projects and programmes—delivering innovation while assuring the highest standards of quality to SAP customers.(Read Full Article)
SAP in partnership with the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and Multi Media University, today kicked off an ICT skills training programme to enhance employability for graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The programme, part of a larger African effort focusing on five countries that was officially launched by SAP in May, began pilot preparation in Kenya in September 2012. The East Africa chapter targets approximately 75 university graduates annually and is focused on a variety of skills key to success in today’s competitive job environment, including SAP certification.(Read Full Article)
Listed technology group EOH once again scooped three top awards at a gala awards evening held in Cape Town recently. The SAP Partner Awards recognise partners who have achieved excellence in planning and executing SAP projects and programs and more importantly, delivering significant benefits to their clients.
SAP Partner Awards are presented annually to the top performing SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP, delivering exceptional performance across diverse industries and solutions to customers.(Read Full Article)
Coinciding with Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe's visit to Johannesburg, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of a formal skills development program in SAP Africa. The "Skills for Africa" program is aimed at developing information and communications technology (ICT) skills in Africa as part of SAP's global mission to help the world run better and improve people's lives. SAP's social investment strategy is focused on promoting education and entrepreneurship.(Read Full Article)
EOH SAP Services, a SAP National Alliance Partner, will be sponsoring the entire series of Mastering SAP Conferences, Seminars and Round Tables to be held in Johannesburg over the coming months. This forms part of the vision of driving “better run businesses” - from strategy to execution.
Mastering SAP 2013 is specifically designed to encourage SAP customers to look outside their immediate environment. It's a place where SAP customers, partners and experts engage in brave and important conversations, find answers to common challenges and inspire one another to explore future opportunities.
How do you bring clarity and transparency to business? How do you see, think and act clearly so that you can understand your risks, formulate smart business strategies, and take actions that align with those strategies?
EOH SAP Services General Manager Kirtan Sita says the answer is by driving initiatives that enable insight, improve efficiencies, and promote a culture of accountability. "At EOH SAP Services, we have the proven track record to collaborate with our customers - partners to Plan, Build and Run better Enterprises."
"Well run enterprises have the ability to overcome complexity by having insight into every aspect of the organisation and its business networks. They operate with ...(Read Full Article)
SAP has announced its commitment to the Ivory Coast as part of its Africa expansion strategy. The business management software solutions and services company will focus on the implementation of skills development and employability programs as part of its involvement in the country’s development. In partnership with the government and other stakeholders, SAP will be supporting the country’s 2020 objective to implement transformational e-government services, as an integral and crucial enabler for innovation and development.(Read Full Article)
SAP has reaffirmed its commitment to Senegal, applauding the country‘s superior ICT (information and communications technologies) skills that offer a significant pool of talent that could serve the entire region. The market leader in enterprise application software has committed itself to support further skills development in the country by leveraging its business transformation expertise.(Read Full Article)
In the six years since Kenya’s M-Pesa brought banking-by-phone to Africa, the service has grown from a novelty to a bona fide payment network. Unlike in the U.S., where mobile banking demands an app (or three), a smartphone, and a high-speed Internet connection, more than 55 million Africans use basic mobile phones to transfer money from one person to another, take out insurance policies, and collect payment from government agencies.(Read Full Article)
“I think more now than ever before we are seeing how innovative use of technology is having such a significant impact in business and the partner ecosystem in Africa,” said Desmond Nair, Director for Ecosystem and Channels, SAP Africa.(Read Full Article)
SAP today announced the SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, the first business management solution for small business. The version of SAP Business One running on HANA, will offer the complete small business essentials in one single user interface, helping users operate their businesses from end-to-end - from operational to strategic level and with improved visibility and control.(Read Full Article)
SAP has announced that Standard Bank has been successful in introducing its new AccessBanking offering in South Africa, aimed at meeting the banking needs of the previously "unbanked." This includes the AccessAccount, a transactional banking account based on SAP® Mobile Platform.
"This innovative banking project is radically affecting the lives of thousands people for the better," said Pfungwa Serima, CEO, SAP Africa. "This is a truly innovative project that underpins SAP's vision to make the world run better and improve people's lives.(Read Full Article)
Accenture has launched South Africa’s first Innovation Index to promote business growth and development of new, sustainable enterprises that would in turn spur much desired job creation.
Expressing his excitement about the initiative, Accenture South Africa Chief Executive William Mzimba said: “An increasingly volatile and competitive market landscape demands new ways of thinking about, and acting on, business challenges and opportunities. Continuous innovation underpins sustained growth for both business and public organisations. By developing an authoritative and objective snapshot of the current state of innovation in South Africa as well as recognising local ‘role models’, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to a better South Africa.”(Read Full Article)
The African chapter of the SAP Startup Focus Program, was a chance for the company to demonstrate its support for African entrepreneurs, as well as showcase the diverse capabilities of the SAP HANA platform
The winning start-ups will commence with the Accelerator phase with a two-day bootcamp session in three week' time in Johannesburg to fast-track them on the way to building their own HANA-based prototypes.(Read Full Article)
South Africa’s rising energy demand is expected to be twice the current level by 2030. Now more than ever, business has a crucial role to play in role-modelling and helping to save energy. To this end, SAP Africa signed the 49M energy saving pledge during the recent Eskom-led 49M Charity Golf Day.(Read Full Article)