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SingEx Selects S/4HANA Cloud For Global Finance System!

SingEx Selects SAP S/4HANA Cloud For Global Finance System!

SAP today announced that SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd (SingEx) has selected S/4HANA Cloud to power their Global Finance System. Here are the details…

 

SingEx Digital Transformation With SAP

The global Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) market is projected to reach US$1,439.3 billion in 2025.

In the Asia Pacific region alone, the MICE industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% to reach US$441.1 billion by 2025.

SingEx aims to capitalise on their expertise in trade conferences and exhibitions by building a Global Finance System to support its expansion into China, the United Kingdom, India and Southeast Asia.

As part of that digital transformation journey, SingEx is working with SAP to build a scalable Global Finance System that can adapt to support the diverse requirements of the different markets.

 

SingEx Selects SAP S/4HANA Cloud For Global Finance System!

Powered by SAP’s S/4HANA solution with SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud and Opentext Cloud, it will offer swift development on more comprehensive planning models, with better insights that can improve decision making.

The SAP solution for SingEx will also include feature planning, business intelligence, predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities. They will help SingEx transform into an intelligent enterprise.

 

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The 2018 SAP Southeast Asia Intelligent Enterprise Showcase

We were recently invited to the 2018 SAP Southeast Asia Intelligent Enterprise Showcase in Manila. It kicked off with a tour of the famous Tanduay distillery, and culminated in a showcase of SAP software and services in helping major corporations transform their businesses into intelligent enterprises.

Join us for our complete coverage of this major SAP event in Southeast Asia, and learn from these success stories on how to digitally transform your business into an intelligent enterprise!

 

Tanduay – World’s Best-Selling Rum Goes Digital!

Tanduay is a 164-year old brand that rose from humble beginnings to establish itself as the world’s top-selling rum brand, taking over the crown long held by Bacardi. They recently adopted SAP S4/HANA to digitally transform their business.

Read more about Tanduay Distillers’ choice to become an intelligent enterprise using SAP S/4HANA.

 

How JG Summit Is Becoming An Intelligent Enterprise With S/4HANA

JG Summit is one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, and they’re driving their digital transformation into an intelligent enterprise using SAP S/4HANA. SAP software currently support between 30% and 90% of JG Summit’s operations.

Read more about How JG Summit Drives Digital Transformation With SAP S/4HANA!

 

CrowdFarmX Tackles World Hunger With SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud

CrowdFarmX is leveraging SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud to accelerate the on-boarding process for farmers across Southeast Asia. This will help them reach and help up to 10 million farmers over the next 22 years, in an effort to stave off world hunger.

Read more about How CrowdFarmX Aims To Tackle World Hunger With SAP!

 

How SAP Concur Simplifies Travel + Expense Management At Mitsui

Mitsui & Co Asia Pacific is a large multinational company with more than 43,000 employees peppered across 14 Asian and Oceania countries in its 25 offices. To become an intelligent enterprise, they deployed SAP Concur to radically simplify the travel and expense management for their staff!

Read more about How SAP Concur Simplifies Travel + Expense Management At Mitsui!

 

How SuccessFactors Help Body Shop Indonesia Retain Talent

The Body Shop Indonesia has been using SAP SuccessFactors to digitise their HR and employee processes in their digital transformation into becoming an intelligent enterprise.

SuccessFactors does not only greatly simplify the process, it also offers greater transparency. This has the end result of retaining crucial talent, and reducing their employee churn rate.

 

How Globe Telecom Is Becoming An Intelligent Enterprise With SAP

Globe Telecom is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines. They kicked off their digital transformation into becoming an intelligent enterprise with SAP in 2016.

By 2017, their operations were 20% paperless, which accelerated to 50% this year. In the next two years, they plan to be digital for 80% of their operations, with a goal of being fully digital by the year 2020.

 

The 2018 SAP Customer Forum On Intelligent Enterprise

The SAP intelligent enterprise showcase ended with a roundtable forum of their major Southeast Asian customers. Hosted by Peter Moore, Vice President of Platform & Data Management, SAP SEA, they shared their experiences in transforming their companies into intelligent enterprises.

 

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How SAP Concur Simplifies Travel + Expense Management At Mitsui!

Large multinational companies like Mitsui & Co have a big problem managing the travel and expense claims of their many employees. Find out from Mitsui how they used SAP Concur to simplify that onerous task for their 43,000+ employees!

 

How SAP Concur Helps Mitsui Manage Travel + Expense Claims

Mitsui & Co Asia Pacific is a large multinational company in its own right. It has more than 43,000 employees peppered across 14 Asian and Oceania countries in its 25 offices. However, one of the stumbling blocks to continued expansion is the way they were managing travel and expense claims.

Their systems were still paper-based, and their staff were spending hours each week completing their travel requests, and making expense claims. They were also wasting time correcting errors. That’s when they look into SAP Concur.

Ikuo Hayashi, General Manager of the Information Systems Department, Planning Division,Mitsui & Co. ASIA PACIFIC who headed their efforts to digitise their operations with SAP Concur shared with us his thoughts on how SAP Concur helped streamline their travel approval and expense claim processes :

“We identified the quick wins and could reduce the time taken to complete travel and expense forms. Plus, it was straightforward to cut approval cycles and lower the cost of transactions. But most importantly, we saw Concur as a platform on which to innovate and create an eco-system.”

He also shared with us some of the quick wins they were able to achieve in a short time with SAP Concur :

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  • Up to 50 percent reduction in time to complete expense claims using mobile capabilities.
  • Greater efficiency due to simplified approval processes.
  • Strengthening of regulatory compliance across Asia, despite the complexities of in-country regulations.
  • Reduction in workload IT personnel since Concur is delivered as a cloud service.

Mitsui intends to go beyond just using SAP Concur to streamline a part of their business process. Mr Hayashi and his team have plans to begin mining the data from Concur to help boost the efficiency of employee spend on travel and expenses.

“We will use the data to identify patterns like frequently used hotel chains and see how we can leverage this data to formulate group-wide policies,” he says. 

 

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How CrowdFarmX Aims To Tackle World Hunger With SAP!

On 28 September 2018, SAP announced that CrowdFarmX will use S/4HANA Public Cloud to bring on-board 10 million Southeast Asian farmers over the next 22 years. Let’s find out from CrowdFarmX CEO David Tan on how they intend to do that in their mission to tackle world hunger!

 

How CrowdFarmX Aims To Tackle World Hunger With SAP!

The CrowdFarmX platform connects farmers directly to the global market and equips them with the technology know-how to deliver higher-quantity and quality yields, potentially increasing their net yield by up to 10 times and contributing towards global food sufficiency.

By leveraging the SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, an intelligent ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite, CrowdFarmX will be able to accelerate the on-boarding process for farmers across Southeast Asia. Let’s find out from CrowdFarmX CEO David Tan on how they aim to accomplish that.

Currently, 80% of global food supply is provided by small farmers in a USD6 trillion-dollar industry, but these farmers receive low economic returns for their labour despite increasing consumer demand.

Through smart contracts, CrowdFarmX links them directly to wholesale distributors and retailers, helping the farmers to gain a greater cut of the selling price. Farmers can also leverage brand marketing and financing resources, as well as opportunities for exclusive partnerships with retailers to boost sales through Food Cradles that will be rolled out across the region.

The end-to-end visibility of the supply chain also increases food safety, ensuring that quality food such as pesticide-free produce gets onto tables.

 

How S/4HANA Public Cloud Helps CrowdFarmX

CrowdFarmX will leverage S/4HANA Public Cloud to drive and integrate production planning and management of associated business processes like sales & distribution, procurement, supply chain, finance control and monitoring.

The SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud reinforces predictive analytics for optimised growth, supporting integration of the supply chain with customers, and supporting the track and trace of safe produce from farmers. The SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud implementation is expected to go live in December 2018.

CrowdFarmX aims to impact more than 1,000 Southeast Asian farmers under a pilot phase by 2020, providing access to sophisticated agriculture technologies that were not readily available before.

This includes IoT irrigation monitoring systems and data analysis on micro-climates and soil moisture, enabling them to maximise the yield per square foot of land by up to 10 times. The higher levels of crop production secures food sufficiency for a growing world population especially amidst declining farmer populations.

 

Who Is CrowdFarmX?

CrowdFarmX is part of the Netatech Group of Companies, one of Singapore’s leading integrated solutions provider for water and food sustainability technologies. The CrowdFarmX Singapore Food Cradle was established in 2014, comprising of a high-tech greenhouse, automated seeding line, post-harvest packing and cold storage facilities.

With more than 20 farm technologists, researchers, agronomists at the helm, the CrowdFarmX Food Cradle engages in agricultural research and development, farm network connection and safe food production supplying to premium supermarkets islandwide.

 

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How JG Summit Drives Digital Transformation With SAP S/4HANA

JG Summit is one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, touching the lives of virtually every Filipino. They just revealed how they are driving their digital transformation using SAP S/4HANA. Here are the full details!

 

JG Summit Primer

JG Summit had its origins in 1957, when Universal Corn Products Inc. was established to operate a cornstarch plant in Pasig City. It has since grown into one of the biggest and most diversified conglomerates in the Philippines.

Its 200-odd companies engage in many aspects of Filipino lives from air transportation, banking, food manufacturing, hotels, petrochemicals, power generation, as well as real estate and property development, and telecommunications.

 

JG Summit Drives Digital Transformation With SAP S/4HANA

On 7 November 2018, Carlos Santos, the Chief Information Officer of JG Summit Holdings Inc. briefed us on how JG Summit is driving their digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA.

The JG Summit digital transformation project kicked off on 31 July 2018, as part of Lance Gokongwei (JG Summit’s President and CEO) to spur new growth.

“Customers in today’s digital shift expect great service experience among all platforms. The challenge for us now is to effectively use the latest technologies that would support a more immersive and interactive customer experience,” said Gokongwei.

Helping JG Summit successfully complete their digital transformation is the SAP Philippines team, as well as the SAP Digital Business Solutions (DBS) project teams.

“SAP is uniquely positioned to help our customers compete and adapt in the digital economy. With SAP S/4HANA at the heart of the intelligent enterprise, our customers can reimagine their businesses with a digital core that provides real-time insights and agility. We believe that the best run SAP, together with JG Summit’s vision to be the leading digital conglomerate in the Philippines, with our full support will be able to realize that ambition,” said Scott Russell, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

JG Summit may have just deployed S/4HANA, but they have already been running SAP software like Concur and SuccessFactors. SAP software currently support between 30% and 90% of JG Summit’s operations.

 

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Exclusive : Tanduay Distillers Factory Visit + Rum Tasting Tips!

Famed Filipino rum company, Tanduay, invited us to their main distillery in Manila to showcase their latest digital transformation initiative with SAP S/4HANA. We were also given an exclusive tour of their plant, and privileged to learn how to taste rum from mixologist and Tanduay brand ambassador Lee Watson.

 

Tanduay Makes The World’s Best-Selling Rum

A 164-year old brand, Tanduay rose from humble beginnings to establish itself as the world’s top-selling rum brand in 2018, taking over the crown long held by Bacardi.

After its acquisition by the Lucio Tan group 30 years ago, the brand underwent plant modernisation and expansions, which greatly increased their production capacity. Today, they have three separate facilities – all ISO-compliant, with the Cabuyao plant recently completing its ISO-9001:2015 certification.

In 2014, Tanduay Distillers Inc. President and CEO, Lucio “Bong” K. Tan Jr, took over the reins of the company. He kickstarted the global expansion of the brand. that ultimately led to Tanduay wresting the crown from Bacardi in just 4 years.

Recently, Tanduay opted to begin their digital transformation by adopting SAP S/4HANA, with seven modules – Materials Management, Production Planning, Warehouse Maintenance, Sales and Distribution, Enterprise Asset Management, Finance and Controlling.

Adopting S/4HANA would allow them to greatly automate their current processes, and cut the number of steps from procurement to the delivery of the final product. It will also allow them to greatly reduce paperwork, and the workload of their staff.

 

Lee Watson Teaches How To Taste Rum!

Tanduay also took the opportunity to showcase their famous Gold and Silver Asian Rum. They brought in mixologist and Tanduay brand ambassador Lee Watson to teach us how to taste rum. Now you can learn from him, and give it a try too!

 

The Tanduay Distillery Tour

We were given a tour of their main distillery just outside of metro Manila. If you want to see how they make the world’s most popular rum, you must check out this video!

 

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Claus Andresen Is SAP Southeast Asia President & Managing Director

Singapore — August 2, 2017 — SAP today announced the appointment of Claus Andresen as President and Managing Director of SAP Southeast Asia, promoted from Chief Operating Officer of SAP Indian Subcontinent. Andresen will report directly to Scott Russell, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

Building on the 28-year establishment and growth of SAP in the region, Andresen will be responsible for driving SAP Southeast Asia’s sustainable growth strategy and operations. Based in Singapore, he will oversee SAP’s business across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Indochina and other emerging markets in Southeast Asia.

 

Claus Andresen is President and Managing Director of SAP Southeast Asia

“Connectivity in Southeast Asia is growing at an impressive rate and we foresee a lot more customers accelerating their digital transformation and journey to the cloud in the next few years. While the level of digital maturity in Southeast Asia varies across the region, SAP has the extensive capability to help our customers scale and succeed in this new digital economy,” said Scott Russell, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “Claus brings with him the experience and vision to help our customers translate their strategy into action. I am confident that SAP Southeast Asia will continue to shine under his leadership.”

Andresen was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of SAP Indian Subcontinent, where he provided leadership to the market unit’s multi-functional sales and operations organizations, and was instrumental in making India amongst one of the fastest growing market units in SAP.

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Prior to that, he was responsible for Business Operations across SAP APJ, where he led a high-performing team to improve Sales and Operational Excellence. Andresen has over a decade of experience in various global and regional senior leadership roles in the Global Services & Support organization (now Digital Business Services), all with focus on helping customers run better leveraging technology.

“Southeast Asia plays an important role for SAP’s business. There are plenty of opportunities for us in this part of the world as more organisations understand the value that digital innovations can deliver to their business and how they operate. Across the region, we are seeing the trajectory and we are committed to helping our customers and partners build a solid foundation for their digital future,” said Claus Andresen, President, SAP Southeast Asia.

He continued, “SAP has more than 45 years of industry and enterprise business software experience and an unmatched global ecosystem that empowers customers to scale and thrive in this time of constant change. I am honored to lead the Southeast Asia’s business and bring innovations to our customers that unlock their potential. I look forward to working with my Southeast Asia team to take SAP to the next level in this growth region, as we help the region’s governments and businesses achieve their vision of a digitally-enabled ASEAN.”

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Scott Russell – New SAP President & Managing Director

Singapore, April 15, 2016 — SAP today announced the appointment of Scott Russell as President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia, further strengthening the senior management team of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

Effective immediately, Scott Russell will be responsible for driving SAP Southeast Asia’s sustainable growth strategy and operations. Based in Singapore, Scott Russell reports directly to Adaire Fox-Martin, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

“As one of the world’s fastest-growing and competitive regions, Southeast Asia is a strategic market for SAP Asia Pacific Japan,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “With Scott’s wealth of business and management expertise in the technology industry, we are confident that he will build on our strong growth trajectory and lead SAP Southeast Asia to continued success. Scott’s appointment further cements SAP’s commitment to help our customers accelerate digital transformation, overcome complexity and thrive in the digital economy.”

Scott Russell is a seasoned executive with more than two decades in the IT industry spanning across software, cloud and services. Scott was most recently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for SAP Asia Pacific Japan where he provides leadership and direction to SAP’s multi-functional sales and operations organizations in APJ, driving continuous productivity improvements and significantly contributing to the achievement of revenue and profitability objectives. Scott was also the interim President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia for the last quarter, where he helped to ensure business continuity.

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“Southeast Asia companies understand that innovation will be at the forefront of how business operates. As such, technology as an enabler of business can be seen as a means to expand their business and promote growth,” said Scott Russell. “With SAP HANA at the core, and available in the Cloud, SAP is well positioned to bring the value of digital business framework consisting of innovative applications and a reliable network to drive the transformation of Digital Asia and help our customers create value.”

He continued, “I am honoured to lead Southeast Asia’s business and deliver innovation to our customers, with our end-to-end coverage of industry solutions. SAP’s recent accolade as a Great Place to Work here in Singapore, is a result of our continued investment in our people, yielding talent, groomed for leadership. I look forward to working with my Southeast Asia team to drive SAP to the next level at this moment of significant opportunity, where there are no limits to our potential growth, as we lead Digital Asia to success.”

 

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