SAP Africa has announced the launch of GROW with SAP in South Africa, a new service to assist midsize businesses in adopting cloud ERP that offers speed, predictability, and continuous innovation. GROW with SAP customers benefit from the same best practices that enable the world’s industry leaders, as well as rapid implementation and frictionless updates.

“SAP’s ERP offering has long enabled end-to-end transparency across the business for the world’s leading companies,” Evert-Jan Tromp, Vice President Solution Sales Mid Market EMEA South, explains. “We’re taking this to the next level for midsize businesses with GROW with SAP, with a tailored offering that helps them grow their business.” Being able to provide an agile, inexpensive, and scalable offering to numerous enterprises across the continent. GROW with SAP enables the agility and innovation that midsize businesses require not only today, but also for future success.”

For the past 50 years, SAP has collaborated with clients in every sector to benchmark and define best-in-class, industry-specific processes. GROW with SAP offers these pre-configured best practices that midsize businesses may immediately implement. Customers benefit from embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and automation capabilities because they see results quickly. In addition, the GROW with SAP offering combines SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, with expedited adoption services, a worldwide community of experts, and free learning resources, allowing companies to go live in as little as four weeks.

Rob Coombe, Group IT Manager at Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation, says: “Our SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud deployment drives greater efficiency across our business by allowing us to leverage best-practice standards that keep processes running smoothly while unlocking significant cost savings. The power and scalability of the platform can also support our business as we enter new product segments and markets, allowing us to quickly and efficiently bring new processes and business capabilities online.”

GROW with SAP also includes the SAP Business Technology Platform, so customers can define their own processes in a cloud-native way using SAP Build. With SAP Build solutions, business users can create enterprise apps, automate processes, and design business sites without writing code, an important asset for those closest to the business who can create the solutions they need.

SAP’s vibrant partner ecosystem will also engage with customers around GROW with SAP and support their digital transformation needs. Research conducted by SAP Africa found that digital transformation specialists were in-demand at 48% of African organizations, indicating a potential skills gap for companies wishing to scale into the cloud.

IDC research shows that many midsize businesses find themselves growing rapidly and need their technology to grow with their business as they encounter the same issues related to global complexity as larger enterprise businesses.

“With GROW with SAP, SAP recognized they needed to better fit the business and technology requirements of midsize companies looking for a cloud ERP solution,” IDC enterprise software group vice president Mickey North Rizza said. “This offering reengages the market with a refreshingly new opportunity to unlock the proven strength of SAP’s long-time understanding and leadership in the ERP space in the cloud.”


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