SAP sharpens e-biz focus in Asia

SAP Asia Pacific announced three new companies as part of its goal to build on the momentum of its e-business platform.

SAP Asia Pacific has announced three new companies as part of its goal to build on the momentum of its e-business platform.

The three companies are SAP Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (SAP Learning), which would provide enduser learning services; SAP Solutions Asia Pte Ltd (SAP Solutions), a professional services company delivering e-business solutions; and SAPMarkets Asia Pacific Solutions Pte Ltd (SAPMarkets Asia Pacific), which would provide business-to-business marketplace solutions.

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"Successful companies understand that e-business initiatives are absolutely critical if they want to remain competitive in the global economy, and these companies have turned to to help them fuel their growth,'' said Les Hayman, president and CEO of SAP Asia Pacific and board member of SAP AG.

"With (the new companies), SAP is helping these companies on two fronts: by enabling them to extract further value from the Internet; and by empowering their workforce,'' he said in a statement released by SAP Asia Pacific.

SAP Learning Solutions, a joint venture between SAP Asia Pacific and RWD Technologies, is a learning consulting organisation focused on the enduser market.

SAP Learning aims to help companies optimise employee effectiveness by providing learning services that will equip endusers with the knowledge and tools they need to improve their performance and their quality of work, the company said.

SAP Solutions Asia, a professional services division of SAP Asia, will deliver e-business solutions that enable "value creation strategies,'' SAP said in its statement.

SAP Solutions Asia will provide "ValueSAP'' services from opportunity assessments to implementation services and continuous business improvement consulting.

SAPMarkets Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of SAPMarkets Inc, will provide e-business applications and collaborative services for global trading.