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SAP Inaugurates Myanmar Office

SAP announced the inauguration of its new office in Yangon. The opening of SAP’s eleventh office in the Southeast Asian region underpins its growth objectives in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc to support more intelligent enterprises who can thrive in the fourth industrial revolution. SAP’s investment in Myanmar is part of the company’s goal to strengthen relationships with customers and business partners.

“Opening SAP’s office in Yangon shows our confidence in the country’s rapid growth and its rising technology capability in the region,” said Claus Andresen, President and Managing Director of SAP Southeast Asia. “SAP is already the enterprise application software of choice among more than 120 customers in Myanmar. With this kind of trust given to us, we believe that we can do more to help both conglomerates and SMEs to become intelligent enterprises, as well as continuing our support in harnessing technology to create positive social impact.”

One of the investments SAP made in the country was through social impact projects such as the inclusion of leading university students in the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE), which aims to include ASEAN national tertiary students in a competition on how to best use data analytics to create meaningful solutions. Analytics training sessions were held this year at the Yangon Technological University and University of Computer Studies in Yangon.

In addition, SAP has supported nonprofit organizations in Myanmar through SAP’s Social Sabbatical, a program sponsored by SAP’s corporate social responsibility initiative that allows promising SAP talents to volunteer onsite with nonprofit organizations to help them further develop their business plans, organizational structures and technological capabilities.

Verena Siow, Managing Director for SAP Indochina said, “We at SAP really look forward to helping Myanmar’s private sector businesses, whether they are large enterprises or SMEs, to run better. We launch in Myanmar still armed with SAP’s 45-year old purpose where we will look at ways on how technology can improve the lives of citizens.” To meet the growing demand for information technology professionals in Myanmar, SAP promotes knowledge sharing through its SAP University Alliances Program. Under this program, SAP has initially collaborated with University of Computer Studies Yangon in Myanmar and aims to onboard more universities.