Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SAP partners UNN on skills acquisition

Leader in business software provider, System Applications Products (SAP), is partnering with University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), to commence training of young and prospective students of higher learning as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Regional Manager, West Africa at SAP, Mrs. Olayemi Keri, said in Lagos, at a reception in honour of senior delegates from its African market who were in the country recently on a working visit.

She said that with a strong presence in Nigeria and as part of its CSR project, SAP in alliance with the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) have commenced the training of young and prospective students of higher learning as well as the Heads of Departments, in business solution programmes, which cuts across financial, oil and gas, human resource management that are useful in the operation of their businesses.

Just as SAP also train corporate companies, private enterprises and agencies.
The delegation which include Simon Paris, senior vice president SAP & Head Emerging Market EMEA, Pfungwa Serima, MD/CEO SAP Africa, Maphum Nxumalo, Chief Operation’s officer, SAP Africa were in the country as an expression of their commitment to the region with the intention to deploy more resources to the nation.

Mrs. Keri noted that SAP’s ambition in Nigeria is to invest in indigenous Information Technology (IT) organizations, financial services, telecommunications companies, oil & gas, including the small and medium organizations.

Pointing out that SAP was established in 1972 but came into Nigeria in 1998 with a vision to develop standard application software for real time business processing for diverse business industries with the aim of enhancing everyday transactions.

“Over 50 organizations in Nigeria use SAP as business solutions, some of which are FIRS-Debt management office, Delta State Government project e-Delta and Oceanic Bank Plc as well as Standard Bank Plc,” she said.

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