Pakistan to reach ‘tipping point’ for cloud transformation in 2018, claims SAP

LAHORE: In 2018, Pakistan will reach the “tipping point” for the cloud transforming industry verticals, and citizen and customer experiences, digital transformation enabler SAP announced here on Tuesday.

“Pakistan Vision 2025 and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) present strong opportunities for digital transformation,” said SAP Pakistan Country Manager Saquib Ahmad. “Cloud solutions can reduce complexity, optimise costs, enable real-time decision-making, and support new digital business innovation.”

SAP co-innovates across Pakistan’s government, utilities, banking and finance, automotive, telecom, and defense sectors. Prominent customers include Fauji Fertilizer Company and Lucky Cement on the SAP S/4HANA real-time business suite. SAP Pakistan, which has had a direct presence since 2008, is accelerating its growth plan and hiring young talent.

“Cloud has moved from ‘if’ to ‘when’ for Pakistan’s organisations,” said, SAP Head of Cloud Business – Middle East North Andy Froemmel. “Pakistan’s digital leaders will see the biggest benefit from combining cloud with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain, he further added.

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