The government of Telangana on Wednesday said it signed a memorandum of understanding with German multinational software corporation SAP labs to bring the company’s global marketplace, digital skills and technologies to the micro, small and medium sized enterprises ( MSMEs) in the state
“SAP will bring their marketplace, skilling and ERP solutions to Telangana for the benefit of our local MSMEs,” Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, industries and commerce department, and government of Telangana said in a statement.
In terms of access to a global marketplace, the MSMEs onboard the program will have access to SAPs Ariba Discovery platform, which allows buyers to post their sourcing needs to suppliers on the platform. Ariba currently has close to four million suppliers, SAP said, adding that Telangana based MSMEs can also enrol themselves as suppliers on the platform.
As for digital skilling, the MSMEs would get access to over 240 courses under SAP India’s digital skilling initiative, Code Unnati. The Unnati courses would focus on digital, financial, soft skills and productivity technologies which will be made available through a mobile application for people to access via their android phone devices.
Additionally, through the Bharat ERP program, which is the govt.’s initiative to provide ERP resources to MSMEs, SAP would allow the participants to adopt SAP’s Business one Starter Pack on the cloud. The starter pack provides purchasing, sales, inventory and accounting functionalities for 1 to 5 users.
“SAP is committed to align with the nation’s digital agenda by supporting MSMEs with the best suite of solutions to embrace innovation and make them globally competitive,” Kulmeet Bawa, President and MD, SAP Indian subcontinent said.