SAP India, a subsidiary of SAP AG, has announced that the Essar Group has chosen the SAP HANA platform and the 4.0 release of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio to strengthen its existing investments in SAP software and gain real-time visibility into businesses across all its verticals. Additionally, the company has selected mobility solutions from SAP and Sybase, an SAP company, to mobilise its critical business functions.
Essar Group joins the growing list of companies that have recently purchased or are in the process of implementing SAP HANA. The platform, along with SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions, will give senior executives and employees across Essar’s various verticals a snapshot of the overall business at a group level.
The Essar Group is also taking a lead step to mobilise critical business functions with mobility solutions from SAP and Sybase. Solutions include Sybase Unwired Platform, to standardise mobile enterprise application development, and the Afaria mobile device management solution, to manage multiple devices on a common platform for mobile users. The company will also rollout the Sybase Mobile Sales application for SAP CRM and Sybase Mobile Workflow application for SAP Business Suite.
“As a conglomerate operating in various industries globally, we needed a powerful solution to help us rein in and make sense of a vast amount of information as well as have this data easily accessible on mobile devices,” said CN Ram, Chief Information Officer, Essar Group. “Our plan to augment our existing investment in SAP software will allow users to analyse data by customer, region or product whether in the office or while traveling. Access to consistent real-time data will improve our forecasting abilities as well as provide intelligence on how to redirect the business as needed based on recent events, customer relationships, product plans and market variations,” he added.