SAP to build 1.5 mn Digitally Skilled Workforce by 2020

SAP India commits to skill, reskill and upskill 1.5 million SAP consultants to digitally skilled workforce in the next three years.

SAP India has 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.

“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 $8 billion in revenues. SAP in India has a defined and a clear partner strategy that propels our objective of growing together,” added Sengupta.

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 Ministry of 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; and Integrating new-age technology curriculum across universities and education institutions.

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

At the annual Partner Summit 2017, SAP India also announced the launch of Partner Packaging Factory, an industry-first online initiative that aggregates end-to-end SAP packages developed by partners. These packages are built to include SAP software, services, maintenance in addition to hardware.

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