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SAP’s new shared services facility in PH to serve global clients

SAP SE has opened a new office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, to serve as the new hub of the SAP shared services team for Sales and Finance.

SAP SE has opened a new office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, to serve as the new hub of the SAP shared services team for Sales and Finance.

As part of the shared services facility for Sales, SAP Philippines will be setting up a call center in the new office to support sales requirements across Asia. This initiative, named the ‘Project Nucleus’, aims to double the staff strength by next year. In addition, the SAP shared services team for Finance in the new office will provide back office finance support for SAP companies globally.

This is SAP’s 60th office in Asia Pacific Japan and also the third SAP office in the Philippines. Prior to this, SAP had two offices in Fort Bonfacio, Taguig, catering to the domestic market and another center in Ortigas managing the company’s HR consulting and shared services for SAP and customers globally. SAP has been operating in the Philippines for 19 years.

In photo (from left): His Excellency German Ambassador - Thomas Ossowski; President, SAP APJ - Adaire Fox-Martin; Undersecretary, Department of Trade & Industry - Nora Terrado; and Managing Director, SAP Philippines - Darren Rushworth.

In photo (from left): His Excellency German Ambassador – Thomas Ossowski; President, SAP APJ – Adaire Fox-Martin; Undersecretary, Department of Trade & Industry – Nora Terrado; and Managing Director, SAP Philippines – Darren Rushworth.

“2014 marks 25 years of operations for SAP in the Asia Pacific Japan region. Investments such as our new office at Ortigas are to ensure that the next 25 years are even more successful for our employees, customers, and partners alike. Businesses in the Asia Pacific Japan have vast potential for technology adoption in order to compete and win in the region’s vibrant economic landscape. We remain committed to helping organizations of all sizes benefit from both the simplicity of the cloud and breakthrough power of SAP HANA platform to run better,” Adaire Fox-Martin, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, said.

“In recent years, the Philippines has established itself as an excellent services hub for SAP and customers across the region, in addition to its fast paced domestic demand. We are committed to growing the domestic and outsourcing market in the country,” she said.

Nearly 60% of the employees in SAP Philippines belong to the millennial generation, born between 1982 and 2000, and considered to be at the center of technology adoption and innovation. The design of the new Ortigas office caters largely to these digital natives and encourages collaboration, and creative thinking.

“The young, vibrant workforce in the Philippines and Asia Pacific Japan is what keeps our plans for the region going. We strongly believe that by leveraging SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA, our employees will continue to drive the innovation agenda with and for our customers and partners across the region,” concluded Adaire.

“In the 19 years that SAP has been in the Philippines, we have grown from strength to strength. Today’s announcement is an indication of our long term commitment to the country. We have created job opportunities for the country’s young population and continuously strengthened our partner ecosystem. Our customer portfolio comprises of businesses of all sizes and industries. It has been an exciting journey, to say the least,” Darren Rushworth, Managing Director of SAP Philippines said.

SAP has been in the Philippines since 1995 and has helped more than 1,000 businesses in the Philippines to run better and simpler. 100% of the Philippine brands in the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world’s biggest public companies are SAP customers. SAP has played a very important role in spurring the growth of the ICT landscape of the country.

“We believe that expanding our operations to another office in Ortigas is not only a sign of our journey in the Philippines so far, but also what the future promises – enhanced customer-centricity, a highly skilled and innovative team, and increased contribution to the ICT ecosystem in the Philippines,” Darren said.

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