SAP has been very actively involved in driving a lot of growth in the public sector arena where the brand has been providing expertise and has leveraged an experience of more than 40 years and has helped more than 14,800 organizations in the public sector domain. SAP has been extremely successful in providing solutions to the government which are flexible and these have been powered with innovative technology too.
SAP (Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing) has been very aggressively getting aligned with the various government across the world, and has offered the appropriate blend of technology which is a requisite for helping the government in tackling a few of the major socio economic challenges which are being faced such as those related to service delivery, unemployment, quality of life, and economic opportunities for all small and midsize enterprises.
The strategy SAP has used to incorporate the various solutions has been to work around the various challenges being faced by the government sector and also focusing on the areas of opportunities which can be better managed in such a way that delivers and promises more employee friendly, partner based as well as solutions which are constituent in nature.
The solutions on which SAP is currently working on have been specifically designed in a very innovative manner, thus aiming at enabling the government, employees, all the utilities agencies as well as the citizens in solving all the diverse challenges related to the fields of medicine, education, collection and revenue management. By virtue of using the various portfolios of SAP Cloud and Big Data portfolios, the government will gain more confidence along with being more alert, more dexterous for delivering services and thus bridging the gap between the private and public sector domains.
The government will also be more agile and these tech savvy solutions will more effectively bridge the economic gaps and drive transformation across the private sector and the public sector. The same has been proved time and again by the ranking and the experience of the SAPs public cloud applications portfolio as this is known to be the best in the world especially in the different spheres related to social collaboration, business networks, human capital management and procurement.
Kudzai Dana, Head of Public Sector at SAP Africa has stated that “It is clear that only innovative governments who embrace technology will be able to deliver meaningful transformations in the way they conduct their business and deliver services to citizens. There is dire need for innovative collaboration between public, private, and non-profit sectors to deliver services efficiently”.
The brand SAP has demonstrated in Africa that with the help of the public sector innovation road show held in Johannesburg, in which the main highlights were on how the innovative solutions in SAP portfolio which includes cloud and big data has supported all the levels of government which has resulted in facilitating of the socio-economic change all throughout Africa.
The government has been trying to explore more innovative ways of reaching out with the key players in the industry players along with their communities. The company promises to deliver industry specific solutions which are broadly and majorly related to the field of natural resources energy, public sector, telecommunications and even by coming up with training plans designed for the new consultants in the span of next seven years for helping the governments and private sector to improve the way they do business and ultimately aim at driving prosperity by creating more jobs.
One of the biggest fall backs of employment programmes is the vast amount of data available online, also known as Big Data, and with the correct partner Big Data can be utilised to create a valuable solution to the crisis of unemployment. Through innovation and the correct partners, government is able to decrease the number of unemployed by providing a platform where job seekers and potential employers are able to interact. The wave of social media, the increased usage of mobile technology across Africa and the high levels of security available from reputable partners, form part of the solution to the problems faced by government.
As per the numbers there are almost 700 job openings which have been made available to members at yet at the same time while providing insights to the government into the different types of skills instead of the ones available. This would also lead to a much comprehensive and better understanding of the demands of the labour and planning of resources.
A classic example of how technology based solutions can transform the initiatives of the government comes from the Konza Techno City in Kenya a part of the Kenyan Government’s in 2030. The government there aims at driving employment and skills creating more opportunities for employment. The IT professionals are especially trained for this where they can develop and work on the energetic needs of the country. “We are confident that the South Africa government and its neighboring countries are ready to embrace technology and leapfrog, however the process requires, successful partnership between government and private sector, inclusive of SMEs and our public sector solution portfolio fully supports the government and Labor market business imperatives to help close the gap between strategy and execution” concludes Dana.