SAP and NUS in digital economy and business transformation pact
By Digital News Asia June 11, 2015
- 3yr agreement involving data analytics in graduate and undergraduate programmes
- Builds on earlier collaborations on ERP technologies and applications
GERMAN technology giant SAP and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have signed an agreement that they said would help the latter’s students better prepare for today’s ‘digital economy.’
The three-year agreement involves business process management and the interconnection with data analytics through graduate and undergraduate programmes, the two said in a joint statement.
NUS students will gain access to a cloud-based SAP HANA system, the in-memory computing platform for next-generation applications and analytics.
Both organisations will publish case studies across different lines-of-business, starting with the first one on the transformation of the finance organisation at SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) using SAP HANA.
This case study is expected to be completed by September this year, after which the results will be shared publicly and used for student training, they said.
SAP will also work with select students from the NUS Business Analytics Programme on capstone projects.
One such project is to optimise SAP’s order-to-cash process in the Asia Pacific region, where students will study SAP’s business processes and systems and provide business insights using SAP Analytics tools, NUS and SAP said.
“As leaders in education and research, it is important that we leverage these opportunities to educate undergraduate and postgraduate students in emerging problem areas,” said Professor David S. Rosenblum, Dean of the NUS School of Computing.
“A great example of this is how we are educating our students on the interplay between business process management and data analytics.
“The integration of information management and process management is a long-standing aspiration in Information Systems, in Computer Science, and more recently, in Business Analytics education,” he added.
This new agreement builds on existing collaborations initiated several years ago on enterprise resource planning (ERP) technologies and applications.
“As a company, we are devoted to our corporate aim of grooming the next generation of IT and business talent and are committed to helping enterprises run simpler,” said SAP Singapore managing director Darren Rushworth.
“As our world becomes more inter-connected, enterprises have a renewed focus to leverage IT as an enabler of everything they do.
“This agreement with NUS supports both our passions and builds on Singapore’s knowledge-based economy, with a first step to create a financial workforce of the future,” he added.
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