Datacom adds SAP capability

Local IT services company Datacom has added a new SAP division to its ranks after buying out Melbourne-based SAP implementation and support firm Enterprise Support Asia Pacific for an undisclosed sum.

Local IT services company Datacom has added a new SAP division to its ranks after buying out Melbourne-based SAP implementation and support firm Enterprise Support Asia Pacific for an undisclosed sum.

Datacom announced the acquisition today, and outlined plans to integrate Enterprise Support Asia Pacific directly into the Datacom business to "augment ... business process outsourcing capability around payroll and related human resource management services," said Mark McWilliams, investments director for Datacom.

Enterprise Support Asia Pacific specifically deals with the SAP Human Capital Management product suite, and will help Datacom extend its payroll, human resources and support operations. Datacom already handles 17 per cent of New Zealand's payroll activities, according to its own figures.

Datacom CEO Jonathan Ladd is pleased that his company can now offer more robust SAP capabilities.

"SAP is the leader in this market, and we are pleased to now have a significant capability in its software solutions through this acquisition. Enterprise Support aligns well with our company purpose to provide great solutions that deliver enduring performance to every client," said Ladd.

As a result of the Enterprise Support Asia Pacific acquisition, 40 staff members are set to be integrated into Datacom, including the company's former owner and managing director, Girish Anand-Sobti, the company told ZDNet Australia today.

Anand-Sobti said that the Datacom acquisition will catapult the growth of Enterprise Support Asia Pacific forward.

"[Datacom is] an organisation that understands this business very well, and will enable Enterprise Support to grow much faster than we ourselves could organically. It's a great match for us both," he said of the acquisition.