SAP ERP in Indian National Language – Hindi

Don’t say साँप – Pronounce as एसएपी

 

It is no hidden truth that Hindi, the official Indian language and the preferred language of transaction for over 40% of the population. Specifically in the public sector, there was the need for solutions that helped the Hindi-speaking workforce work in their own language.  SAP has pitched its Hindi ERP solution in the Indian market with an eye on the Hindi belt.

English: The word "Hindi" in the Dev...

English: The word “Hindi” in the Devanagari script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The solution will surely set a precedent for various vendors to beef up work on the availability of software in local languages.  It will allow companies to employ Hindi-speaking people, thereby opening a pool of job opportunities. Vendors like Microsoft are already offering their operating system and office suite in the local language for quite some time now. It would be interesting to see if competitors like Oracle, Salesforce, etc also jump into the fray.

SAP seems to have seen a good opportunity in the burgeoning public sector where immense automation drive is on.   SAP also admits that the increased pace of adoption of the SAP ERP in the Government sector spanning across the Central, State, Public Sector Enterprises, Utilities, Municipal Corporations, Railways, Defense, Airports and Shipping, led SAP to localize its software to address local requirements of customers .

SAP ERP in Hindi will help to address areas such as Logistics including India taxation, accounting, employee data, and provident fund, Payroll including pay-slip, loans, claims and Employee Self Services.

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Will localize solution help unlock the domain knowledge and expertise that exists at user level in India?  What do you say?

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