FPT IS and SAP introduce new ERP cloud solution

June 01, 2023 | 17:08
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A rapid shift to cloud-computing is happening in the area of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Responding to the situation, FPT Information System Corporation (FPT IS) and SAP have joined hands to introduce SAP's brand-new ERP cloud solution to the Vietnamese market, the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud.

FPT IS teamed up with SAP to introduce the brand-new ERP cloud solution at a seminar last week centred around growing a business with cloud-based solutions.

The seminar attracted more than 100 senior leaders from enterprises in various fields such as manufacturing, trade and services, retail, technology, finance and banking, among others, indicating great interest from the market towards the solution.

FPT IS and SAP introduce new ERP cloud solution
The seminar "Business growth with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud" was jointly organised by FPT IS and SAP

Speaking at the event, Phan Thanh Son, chief business development officer, FPT IS, noted that the uncertainty and constant fluctuations in the market require firms to equip a solid and flexible management system that can adapt to increasingly rapid and diverse systematic changes.

In Son's words, “SAP's new ERP cloud solution delivers an open approach for enterprises of all sizes and from different industries to quickly adopt management processes compliant with international standards, solving corporate management problems in a volatile market environment.”

“This model will help reduce deployment costs by up to half, allowing enterprises a leap forward in business performance. FPT IS and SAP are committed to working together to deploy the solution in the Vietnamese market,” added Son.

According to Nguyen Hong Viet, managing director of SAP Vietnam, with diverse integration capabilities and flexible scalability, cloud-based ERP eliminates complications associated with complex technology, cost, and feasibility concerns.

“SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud has opened the door for ERP to be available to all enterprises, especially the small- and medium-sized enterprises,” said Viet.

FPT IS and SAP introduce new ERP cloud solution
Nguyen Hong Viet - managing director of SAP Vietnam affirmed Cloud ERP totally eliminates obstacles when deploying EPR

Despite only just being introduced to the Vietnamese market, the system has recorded many success stories in the nearly eight years since its initial launch.

It engages with more than 200 million customers and over seven billion financial documents each year, saving as much as 99.7 per cent in deployment times. The solution has also gained many positive reviews from market-leading analytics companies such as Gartner, IDC, and Forrester.

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is updated every six months to meet the needs of expanding business and the advancement of new technologies.

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is updated every six months to meet the needs of expanding business and the advancement of new technologies.

The system is an ERP SaaS solution in which customers do not need to invest in hardware or operational costs, instead they simply register an account and discover the solution on SAP's shared cloud platform, helping to minimise costs and deployment time.

Speaking of the superiority of the model compared to more conventional ones, Ankur Dey, region lead (APJ), SAP, emphasises that S/4HANA Public Cloud is comprehensively designed with over 800 standardised and ready-to-use processes, more than 600 built-in APIs to facilitate connection and integration, and upwards of 250 different scenarios of typical business situations, offering outstanding ‘adaptability’ for Vietnam-specific business characteristics and environments.

Firms can also design their own scenarios to automatically apply when necessary, allowing enterprises to manage any unusual fluctuations and receive real-time reports via virtual assistants so management can make accurate and timely decisions.

Using an example of a service enterprise yet to set up its manufacturing facility, Ankur reaffirmed the flexible scalability of the solution. Once the enterprise can set up the factory, they can easily expand production modules on SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud. Besides integration of new processes, the solution allows expansion based on location, in different regions or countries around the world, or based on scale as the number of employees grows.

Son Tran, presale lead, SAP Vietnam, presented the operational process of the system and upgrades as the solution develops as it embraces the combination of technology and automated processes.

FPT IS and SAP introduce new ERP cloud solution
Son Tran - presale lead, SAP Vietnam introduced the innovations of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud solution

Pioneers in deploying ERP cloud solutions in Vietnam

“Signing up for the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud application is as simple as signing up for a Netflix account,” said Ankur Dey.

World-class security technologies from SAP will help data be centrally processed. Businesses only need to focus on core values, develop products, improve relationships with customers and not worry about hardware, security or operational concerns," Dey added.

Nguyen Hong Viet, managing director of SAP Vietnam, said, “SAP has high expectations for the 20-year strategic cooperation with FPT IS and the introduction of our ERP cloud solution in Vietnam. We are ready to go to businesses, visit each factory and office to understand businesses’ pain points, thereby finding solutions and create momentum for future development.”

Lim Chin Ee, digital transformation solution architect, Enterprise Division, FPT IS, shared the most important criteria for the good implementation of and ERP project. In particular, the first thing businesses need is a viable solution with ready processes and methods. SAP Activate Methodology would be a powerful support tool for the solution application process.

“The next important criterion is the prescribed, step-by-step implementation method for project teams. Such information is already available on SAP Activate Methodology - the implementation method drawn from SAP's best practices. Powerful integrated utilities for system configuration, deployment and launching are the final one. With SAP's best practices and FPT's knowledge in various industries, we expect to accompany and successfully implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud for enterprises,” Lim added.

“FPT IS has a 25-year track record with a proven methodology and offers a suite of specialised solutions, integrating best practices in each industry, and is so experienced and competent in digital transformation that it makes the company the strongest choice for consultation and to accompany enterprises on their modernising journey,” said Dao Duy Quang - Senior consultant, Corporate Division, FPT IS.

FPT IS and SAP introduce new ERP cloud solution
Dao Duy Quang - Senior consultant, Corporate Division, FPT IS - mentioned three factors that make FPT IS the leading ERP implementation company in Vietnam

During more than 20 years of cooperation with SAP as a technology partner, FPT IS has successfully delivered hundreds of ERP projects for enterprises.

This is an important foundation for FPT IS to understand the market and understand SAP's technologies so that the company can quickly penetrate ERP cloud solutions into the Vietnamese market.

FPT IS has successfully delivered several ERP projects already, including a 100-day project to streamline Coteccons' business processes and operations; creating a ‘new standard’ in large-scale digital transformation with Dat Xanh which involved 90 member companies across the country; digitalising more than 200 standard processes to tackle labour efficiency problems at Boston Pharma, and many more.

FPT IS, SAP's Gold partner, was granted with a certificate of specialised implementation capacity in ERP, and aims to become a leading vendor of SAP cloud projects, especially RISE S/4HANA, in the domestic market.

Last April, FPT IS was honoured by SAP to be given three prestigious awards, Partner of the Year 2022, ‘Rise with SAP’ Partner 2022, and Mid-market Partner 2022.

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