SAP commits to build 1.5 mn Digitally Skilled Workforce by 2020

SAP India commits to skill, reskill and upskill 1.5 million SAP consultants to plug this digital gap within the next three years.

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Mumbai, India — August 09, 2017 — SAP today reiterated its commitment towards customers and partner ecosystem by pledging to help ramp up workforce in the country to take forward the digital transformation agenda.

In the wake of GST roll-out and Digital India initiative, the 51+ million SMEs in the country will eventually have to onboard or scale their technology infrastructure. It will therefore give rise to an industry wide requirement of digital experts who will have the capability to enable enterprises transition to a digital platform. SAP understands the urgency to fulfil this necessity.

SAP India commits to skill, reskill and upskill 1.5 million SAP consultants to plug this digital gap within the next three years.

“Our partner ecosystem is the “lifeline” that connects us and our customers,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “Currently, an estimated 2 lakh SAP consultants thrive within our partner ecosystem which contributes approximately USD 8 billion in revenues. SAP in India has a defined and a clear partner strategy that propels our objective of growing together.”

To fulfil this significant digital gap, SAP India has started various initiatives and launched new programs through the partner ecosystem:

  • Accelerating ‘Bharat ERP’ program training via technology centers of M/o MSME
  • Expansion of SAP Authorized Training Centres in tier 2 and 3 cities
  • Providing ‘Digital Learning Kits’ with focus of up-skilling and re-skilling
  • Integrating new-age technology curriculum across universities and education institutions

In addition, several innovative initiatives are in the pipeline:

  • 'Center of Excellence’ in select education institutions in collaboration with partner ecosystem
  • Training Demand Aggregation using cloud-based SAP application

Currently, 320+ Indian universities and education institutes are members of SAP university alliance program having introduced SAP technologies to more than 3 million students.



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