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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ERP Vendors

ERP Vendors

ERP vendors:  There are hundreds of software companies offering ERP solutions.  There are two kinds of ERP companies.  (1) ERP software developing organizing and (2) ERP implementing partners.

ERP vendor companies:  SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics (Navision), Sage ERP, DNS ERP, Telly ERP, and so on.

ERP implementer partners:  Siemens InfoTech, PwC, Infosys (recent acquisition of Axon, for instance), etc.

What is the difference between SAP and ERP?

This is wrong question.  It is like asking, “What is the difference between a car and Honda Accord?”  Honda Accord is one of the models of cars.  Car is a generic name given to vehicle.  Similarly, ERP is generic name given to enterprise management integrated software.

SAP Certification:  No doubt, SAP is considered as # 1 and learning SAP ERP will be a feather in your cap, however, (first you need the cap).  Many students are carried away by the SAP brand name without understanding that, just by sitting in the Mercedes car, you can’t learn driving.  Make sure that ERP certificate is backed by adequate practical training and at least two years of work experience.  A fresher with an SAP certificate is a sad joke!

Please note that SAP is a well-known, leading ERP company in the world.  But, SAP is not the only ERP vendor.  There are many ERP companies.  SAP is a specific name of the one of the companies, which has developed ERP software.  Therefore, it is wrong way to ask, “What is the difference between SAP and ERP?”  One may ask a question, “What is the difference between SAP and MS Dynamics?”?  That makes more sense.

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