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The 2018 SAP Southeast Asia Intelligent Enterprise Showcase

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 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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The Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform Revealed!

Dimension Data just announced that they are expanding their enterprise-grade Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) across Asia Pacific. Here in Malaysia, they are introducing the Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform in partnership with the NTT Group.

 

The Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform Explained

Building on the success of their global and regional Managed Cloud Platforms, Dimension Data is introducing their MCP in Malaysia, to better serve their clients and meet local demand for enterprise-grade hybrid cloud services.

The Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform allows clients to securely deploy their applications and workloads into the cloud, while preserving data sovereignty. This platform also comes with built-in automation to help clients manage and capitalise on the benefits of multi-cloud environments.

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Premium Partner

Dimension Data is one of only five global SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud Premium Partners, so it’s no surprise that the Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform supports SAP S/4HANA in addition to other business enterprise applications and business productivity suites.

Compliance & Certification

The Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform is certified to be compliant with SOC1 Type II, SOC2 Type II, ISO:22301, ISO:27001, and ISO:9001.

Multi-Cloud Capable

Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform is multi-cloud capable. Its Managed Services Operation Portal allows you to provision, deploy, monitor, and manage multiple instances from other cloud service providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

Enterprise-Grade Security & Reliability

Partnering with the NTT Group allows the Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform to deliver enterprise-grade security and reliability. They tout a modern data centre with robust backup and disaster recovery capabilities to ensure business continuity. This allows their clients to create a hybrid environment that is highly scalable and responsive to their business needs, without worrying about security or reliability.

 

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The New SAP Digital Boardroom Revealed

SAP is going big in the Big Data bandwagon with the launch of the SAP Digital Boardroom.  The SAP Digital Boardroom is a planned breakthrough digital approach that aims to contextualize and simply performance reporting across all areas of business in real time. It is built on the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Solution and could utilise data from the SAP S/4HANA suite and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

 

The SAP Digital Boardroom

The SAP Digital Boardroom provides a dashboard that gives a live snapshot of the performance and operations of the company in a heavily visualized manner to aid in the decision making process. Such data and analytics would be useful in a real board meeting.

Members of the media were given a live demo on the SAP Digital Boardroom where live visualization on SAP’s performance were shown.

The SAP Digital Boardroom also features a predictive analysis function where it could simulate the performance of the business in real time simply by adjusting certain variables.

In the presentation, we were shown the impact of a 30% increase in SAP server’s capacity to the bottom line of SAP.

Such simulation is done by simply dragging a slider and the ability to simulate such performance in a live environment will change how board meetings are conducted where strategic decisions can be simulated and decisions made more quickly. This is crucial today where businesses are expected to be more agile in today’s environment.

According to Terrence Yong, Managing Director of SAP Malaysia, “SAP Digital Boardroom is able to provide total transparency to the C-Suite executives, consisting of board members and decision-makers, with a comprehensive, real-tim eview of business performance across the entire company.

The SAP Digital Boardroom can be utilized to aid not only at the highest board level but could also be used at the operations level. We were then presented with a simulation of how SAP Digital Boardroom could be used in a stadium. The Digital Boardroom would allow the operations manager to have a live view of everything that is happening in the stadium to assist with crowd control. Once again, the predictive analysis comes in handy where it could predict if the visitors to the stadium would arrive punctually depending on weather forecast and traffic data which is fed into the SAP system.

It would be interesting to see how companies would embrace the SAP Digital Boardroom but if configured correctly, it will certainly transform the way oversight processes are performed.

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ACM Adopts SAP S/4HANA To Support Regional Expansion

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18 May 2016 – SAP has concluded the rollout of SAP S/4HANA Finance on the SAP HANA platform for Alliance Contract Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (ACM) through systems integrator, Brightree Solutions Sdn Bhd.

These solutions will be integrated into ACM’s existing organisational environment for visibility into operations, enabling integration between business areas throughout the company’s value chain and a flexible, scalable system to quickly accommodate change.

 

ACM Adopts SAP S/4HANA

ACM is a manufacturer of precision machined components, motors, electromechanical assemblies, sheet metals and welded frames, which provides turnkey manufacturing solutions for commercial and industrial equipment.

A longstanding SAP customer since 2002, ACM was facing challenges in securing integrated and real-time information between different business areas and across business information challenges.

To achieve their growth plan and to reach their business aim of establishing a niche in the global outsourcing arena, ACM turned to SAP to help them upgrade their current capabilities, to prepare the organisation for planned expansion.

“It is part of ACM’s strategy to build our business on a world-class ICT solution, with built-in best practices, extensive and global support structure, highly scalable with continuous innovations. We felt that as an industry leader, SAP would fit the bill,” said ACM Senior Manager (Head of IT) Erik Looi.

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Superior capabilities in end-to-end solution handling across entire value chain

Due to their decade long business collaboration, ACM decided on SAP and Brightree Solutions Sdn Bhd as the vendor of choice to meet their needs.

ACM chose SAP as they offered superior capabilities in end-to-end solution handling across the entire value chain, expertise in systems for real-time information for decision-making and offered globally proven solutions, said Looi.

In keeping with the strengths of SAP HANA deployments, the SAP HANA database implementation was completed within three months, with SAP S/4HANA Finance taking an additional three months. The solutions implemented so far have positively impacted all business functions throughout the value chain for ACM.

“Although we have only just completed this implementation, we are excited to expect a 20% increase in procurement savings in the future, be provided with the ability to maintain a 30% reduced inventory levels and as a result, reduce uncollectable accounts receivable by up to 50%,” said Looi. “Facing a challenging business environment, these achievements are significant and enable us to compete much more effectively, across the board,” Looi added.

With the new solutions, ACM now has the flexibility to cater to various business scenarios and to fulfil their own customer requirements for faster delivery.  There is greater control through the new highly scalable system that can quickly integrate their subsidiaries and provide easy data access and visibility to the business. Such changes will allow for more frequent reporting, fewer latency periods and faster operations, leading to better informed decisions.

Based on the outstanding results of the SAP implementation, ACM will seek to further create value for its customers this year by implementing SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management at their overseas plants in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, Brightree Solutions managing partner Phuah Ewe Cheng said: “We are extremely pleased that ACM can now reimagine finance in today’s era of the digital economy, through optimising processes, as well as run on-the-fly analysis, amongst many other innovative business benefits.”

At SAP’s end, managing director Terrence Yong said that through SAP S/4HANA Finance, ACM can now drive massive process and technology simplification with a system that removes data replications, reconciliations, and redundancies.

“To partake of these business benefits, ACM have accelerated their financial transformation, so as to realise greater productivity and efficiencies to support ACM’s planned expansion,” said Yong.

He continued, “SAP is committed to helping enterprises achieve unprecedented business value with innovative use cases in core areas such as finance, to take full advantage of a simplified data architecture and a responsive user experience. With SAP S/4HANA, SAP is helping our customers to evolve in the digital economy with a solution that provides the most value through digitizing end-to-end operations” he added.

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