Bangalore Feb. 26, 2014: The India end of global enterprise application software leader, SAP, is to help the non-sectarian charity HOPE Foundation India with a donation of technology that will help to adminster its outreaches better.
SAP is providing its cloud-based business management solution for small enterprises, Business One as well as a grant of 50,000 euro ( about Rs 357,500) to meet the expenses of integrating the solution and getting it on stream. This will enable HOPE to maintain a single source of information to effectively manage information on donors and participants in the various programs that HOPE manages.
'Sharing our technology with HOPE Foundation truly embodies our mission to empower organizations to run better and improve people's lives', said Anirban Dey, Managing Director, SAP Labs India, 'We are fully committed to the success of our long-time partner and are proud to play a part in creating social impact and helping HOPE Foundation reach more people in need.'
'HOPE foundation seeks to bring about change in communities by focussing on one individual at a time. The support of credible and compassionate individuals in the government and the corporate world allows us to educate and equip children and young adults with the skills they need to pursue a career. Our teams help connect skilled men and women with job opportunities that allow some to earn more in their first year of employment than their parents do towards the end of their careers', said Ian Correa, Member, Global Coordinating Council, HOPE worldwide, 'By integrating SAP Business One into our existing infrastructure, we believe that everyone associated with the Foundation will be in a better position to effect positive change through the programs we run in villages, towns and cities across India.'
HOPE Foundation has been a philanthropy partner of SAP India since 2000, beginning with volunteer education and computer literacy programmes for underprivileged children and youth, as well as disaster relief in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and, most recently, Uttarakhand. In September 2013, as part of SAP's Project Lakshya initiative and on-going flood rehabilitation in Uttarakhand, SAP and HOPE Foundation have refurbished college science laboratory in Thatyur and opened a skills development centre, 'SAP Centre of HOPE', Computer Training Centre, to serve hundreds of children, youth, women and villagers in the affected area.