Into financial waters.... SAP-Wipro solutions for Indian Navy
Ahoy! SAP-Wipro solution to power Indian Navy's financial info system

The Indian Navy has chosen Wipro and SAP as partners to implement its enterprise-wide central online financial information system (FIS).

Indian IT services leader Wipro which participated in the Navy’s tender offered the SAP software as the best-fit solution that met the requirements. Key decision criteria for selecting the IT partner are said to be the capabilities, functionalities, seamless integration of the solution.

The Navy needed to effectively and efficiently manage and control naval budgets and make timely decisions from the voluminous financial information available across multiple locations in the country. Central implementation of SAP solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) software SAP ERP Central Component, the SAP Force Deployment for Defense & Security package and the SAPBusinessObjects™ Access Control application, among others has already commenced in March 2010. The project is expected to go live by September 2011. The Navy will seek to unify its business processes and automated financial information systems to lower overall maintenance costs, improve management decision-making and resource management, and enhance combat readiness.

Sustainability, the key.

In a separate announcement on the sidelines of the SAPWorld event in Delhi on Thursday, SAP India launched its Sustainability Executive Advisory Council (SEAC). Bringing together a select community of top executives, IT leaders and sustainability champions in India, the aim of SEAC is to provide SAP customers, peers, policy makers, thought leaders and experts with a framework to keep abreast of business strategies and the latest sustainability technology developments.“Sustainability has an essential business imperative as it helps companies drive profitability, however it requires a collaborative corporate effort,” said Peter Graf, SAP Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive VP of Sustainability Solutions.

India is the first country in the South-Asian region to launch SEAC. The council is designed to provide a mutual learning experience between sustainability leaders. Peter Gartenberg, Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent said: “In India, SEAC will provide an excellent vehicle to drive the sustainability agenda for businesses. SAP is honored to take a leadership position around the critical objective of sustainability both in India and globally.”
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July 17 2010