BY EMEKA AGINAM
An innovative fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company that provides top up solutions on multiple platforms, OneCard Nigeria,has announced the implementation of SAP Business ONE Cloud for its operations.
SAP Business ONE Cloud is a cloud-based subscription offering that provides small businesses or subsidiaries of large companies with a single software solution to manage critical business processes.
OneCard Nigeria announced that its choice of SAP solution after evaluating various offerings in the market was based on SAP’s robust platform which is well suited to support its mission of providing world class services that impact lives positively.
Speaking on this development, the Chief Executive Officer, OneCard Nigeria, Mr Ahmad Baba, said; “We have chosen SAP Business ONE Cloud for our business because it provides a comprehensive and fully integrated offering built on proven best practices. SAP Business ONE Cloud has delivered us a best fit for our unique business requirements’’.
The Chief Operating Officer, OneCard Nigeria, Engr Kajubi, also confirmed that the choice of SAP Business ONE Cloud was logical by saying, “We know that we can count on SAP to help our business grow. The ERP engine provided by SAP makes it possible for us to have timely and accurate information all the time. This is a major requirement in today’s business environment”.
The SAP Business ONE Cloud was implemented for OneCard Nigeria by STREAD IT, SAP’s ONE Cloud Go-To partner in Nigeria.
Similarly, the Chief Executive Officer, STREAD IT, Olalekan Ajayi said, “One major advantage that SAP Business ONE Cloud offers firms such as OneCard, is that it is a single application that integrates all core business functions, including financials, sales, customer relationship management, inventory and operations”.
While advising small and mid-sized businesses to consider making a switch to the SAP Business ONE Cloud because of the solution’s extensibility as it can be easily integrated into a company’s existing core application,
Olalekan added, “Huge upfront capital outlay is known to usually make small and mid-sized businesses shy away from investing in IT infrastructure for their organisation.
With SAP Business ONE Cloud however, this problem is non-existent as implementation runs on an attractive flexible monthly ‘pay-as you-go’ structure which eases the burden of huge upfront investment”.
Addressing the issue of data security, Olalekan disclosed that all data are hosted in an SAP Certified Data Centre.
Country Manager, SAP Nigeria, Richard Edet explained that, “We are quite delighted to have been chosen to be part of OneCard Nigeria’s service rollout.
Our determination is to ensure that OneCard Nigeria benefits from the satisfactory experience that thousands of small and medium size companies already receive from us worldwide. We understand that businesses could sometimes face urgent rollout deadline like OneCard, so we are delighted that under six weeks after SAP was signed on, the solution was set up”.
He commended OneCard Nigeria for the innovation that it had brought into the country through services in its various channels.