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Businessmen to harness power of technology at SAP World Tour ’09

By Prince Osuagwu

The new Orient Hotels,     Lagos, would be agog between today and tomorrow as SAP West Africa World Tour begins. The event, sponsored by a group of companies, including Serve Consulting, IBM ,CWG, Britehouse, EOH, C2G , Egbeniran & Co. and Accenture , features a welcome address by SAP Africa ’s managing director, Pfungwa Serima, is a global road show, taking place in more than 70 cities spread over 50 countries.

It has reached more than 240,000 customers, partner and influencers over the last five years, providing businesses with information on how SAP solutions can help companies of all sizes successfully transform business challenges into opportunities and meet the demands of their industry and market.

With the theme, “See Your Way Clear: Strategies for Success in the New Reality,” the event provides companies the opportunity of achieving transparency in every area of their operations to be best-run businesses in today’s challenging economic environment.  Organisers of the event said attendees will learn how to harness the power of technology in order to run lean operations, capture greater market share and gain transparency in their operations.

The tour is designed to enable dialogue with influencers, customers and prospects, along with members of the SAP ecosystem and parties interested in partnering with SAP. Through interactive formats; including industry and product-specific breakout sessions, participants will learn how the SAP business software solution portfolio can help companies adapt more quickly to changing market needs, differentiate against tougher competition, execute growth strategies in an international environment and maximize results with existing resources while continuing to concentrate on core business competencies and maintain close customer relations.

The event gives participants the opportunity to choose from a number of different breakout sessions to further engage in conversations about: CIO break-out, SAP Banking, SAP Public Services, SAP Oil & Gas, SAP for Telco, Utilities, Travel & Transport.

Simon Carpenter, director, Strategic Initiatives at SAP Africa, said that “the SAP Large Enterprise World Tour continues to be a successful event. Based on the specific needs of our African companies, SAP can truly work with its customers, prospects and partners to discuss how technology enables companies to derive increased understanding and visibility, so they can meet the ever increasing need to be more transparent and accountable,”


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