|Significant Cloud Expansion Leads to SAP's Growth in Asia Pacific Japan|
SAP's addition of cloud computing in its core functions has largely paid off in Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). With more companies transitioning to cloud, SAP posted a 48% year-to-year growth in cloud subscriptions and support revenue during the second quarter of 2014.
Significant growth has been recorded from Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia and this makes SAP a highly trusted partner by transitioning businesses.
These developments make SAP as one of the emerging cloud companies in the world. Triple-digit growths has been recorded in Australia and Malaysia in terms of software revenue while Korea is not far behind with a double-digit growth. SAP APJ President Adaire Fox-Martin said that the strong numbers mean that their customers have recognized that their solutions have improved customer experience and simplified business operations.
SAP has successfully infused cloud solutions with their more traditional core offerings as proven by double-digit growth in platform solutions and analytics. With more businesses widely adopting the SAP HANA during the second quarter of 2014, customer investment in enterprise platforms also went up while the SAP Business Suite also posted significant sales improvement.
Fox-Martin added that they see a bright future in predictive analytics, particularly in the sports and healthcare industries. During the second quarter of 2014, SAP APJ handled significant projects that have improved the business operations of its major clients. One example is the transition of the Singapore Health Services to their Ariba platform to improve the visibility of purchasing activities.
Meanwhile, oil and gas conglomerate Wasco Energy Group of Companies also embraced the Ariba platform to improve their efficiency in sourcing and to minimize risks in supply chain management. Also, Australian renewable energy company AGL Corporate Services Pty Ltd started using SAP Fiori for their purchase order approval and leave request process.
On the other hand, industrial manufacturing company Weir Minerals has transitioned from Salesforce to SAP 360 to improve their sales methodology, business forecasting and pipeline visibility. Finally, Bangkok Airways in Thailand started to use the SAP Business Suite to facilitate real-time data to improve customer satisfaction by 30%. For more information, you can visit SAP website at www.sap.com.