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SAP Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable social outcomes through data and analytics

Although there is now greater awareness of Big Data and Data and Analytics in business, SAP Malaysia believes that greater emphasis should be placed on how these areas could also drive sustainable social outcomes, especially amongst today’s digital generation.

“SAP believes that social, environmental, and economic activities and performance are interrelated,” said SAP Malaysia managing director Terrence Yong.

“When customers use SAP solutions to become more transparent, improve energy efficiency, protect workers from accidents, or address risks in their supply chain; they turn sustainability into concrete actions that benefit workers, communities, the environment, and people throughout the world.

“Our efforts focus on creating a sustainable future for SAP, our customers, and society,” said Yong.

SAP’s sustainability commitment is based on the belief that social, environmental, and economic activities and performance are interrelated – each creating tangible impacts on the others. “Our efforts focus on creating a sustainable future for SAP, our customers, and society,” said Yong.

“From the corporate perspective, SAP is committed to making local enterprises more sustainable,” added Yong, citing the case of Cenviro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional, which is digitising its operations with the aim of becoming a regional champion in delivering environmental solutions.

Cenviro is deploying multiple SAP solutions to facilitate business process simplification and improve decision making.  The first phase includes an industry specific utilities solution called “SAP Suite on S/4 HANA with IS-U for Waste Management” which incorporates best practices for waste management within an integrated system.

“SAP S/4HANA is the digital core that integrates technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, real-time analytics, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more,” said Yong.

The name “Cenviro” denotes “Clean Environment” and is held out to be the flagship of Khazanah’s investment in sustainable development.

Yong (right) shaking hands with Cenviro MD Khalid Bahsoon, in the presence of Deloitte ED Pankaj Rathi at an event held earlier this year.

On this the unveiling of Budget 2018 this Friday, SAP Malaysia is looking forward to more policies that would further catalyse the country’s Digital Economy. As it stands, the Digital Economy already contributes more than 18% of Malaysia’s GDP currently.

“The Government’s ICT initiatives, particularly in the areas of eCommerce, talent development and rakyat programmes such as eRezeki and eUsahawan have proven to be great successes for Malaysia,” said Yong, who is looking forward to continuation of such initiatives.

“The establishment of the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) is also visionary and encourages local companies to market their products beyond Malaysian shores. Hopefully, Budget 2018 will have additional components to help DFTZ grow more rapidly before maturing with a holistic ecosystem,” he added.

SAP has been in Malaysia for the past 25 years. Globally, the company is at the forefront of 25 various industries, so much so that it’s a widely held belief that “the world’s best-run businesses run SAP”.

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