By SAVIOUS KWINIKW
JOHANNESBURG – EOH, the information technology service management company, has become the first African firm to adopt of SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, the next-generation cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite.
The SAP Gold Partner and the largest implementer of enterprise application solutions on the continent, it will drive adoption of the new solution among the EOH customer base, enabling them to capitalise on a growing global trend of public cloud services adoption.
Ebrahim Laher, Chief Executive Officer of EOH International and EOH SAP, says as the largest SAP partner on in Africa, EOH has been successful in taking the traditional on premise model, innovating new capabilities, and building extensions to the core.
This, he says creates solutions and capabilities that are initially customer centric, which are evolved into industry-first offerings, addressing the digital transformation opportunities in both private and public sector.
“Using the scale and experience we have, EOH is a leader in bringing the SAP digital transformation solutions to customers through a combination of SAP’s cloud solutions, and industry software product enhancements,” says Laher.
With a new architecture of in-memory technology combined with contextual analytics, digital transformation capabilities, machine learning and the award-winning SAP Fiori user experience, SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables customers to instantly innovate and adopt business processes and models, acting on real-time insight.
Brett Parker, Managing Director at SAP Africa, says SAP has been the world leader in ERP for decades, helping the world’s largest and most successful companies run simpler.
“The introduction of SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the African market enables African businesses to leverage the latest in SAP technology to usher in a new era of intelligent ERP in the cloud,” says Parker.
SAP’s latest suite of cloud innovations brings reduced cost of implementation and lower total cost of ownership to customers, due to a per-user billing model that allows for flexibility in the demand for services.
Thanks to the cloud-based delivery model and SAP’s preconfigured systems built on proven best practice, enterprises can experience much quicker time to value.
“As African enterprises continue to mature in their use of technology, we aim to support them with powerful cloud-based solutions that run simpler and allow for agile innovation,” concludes Parker.