Transformative companies join SAP NOW Hong Kong to share key steps towards a smart, sustainable future

HONG KONG, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the business landscape changes following the pandemic, businesses are accelerating their digital transformation to stay resilient and responsive. SAP yesterday invited local business leaders at the forefront of transformational change to share their cloud deployment best practices and ideas at the SAP NOW Hong Kong forum (July 13, 2022).

On the occasion of SAP’s 50th global anniversary and SAP Hong Kong’s 30th anniversary, SAP NOW Hong Kong 2022 focused on a single priority: helping businesses become “intelligent and sustainable enterprises” for a future based on data-driven operations.

Rajni Sharma, Managing Director of SAP Hong Kong, expanded on this theme by welcoming a wide cross-section of the local business community to the forum. “Intelligent and sustainable enterprises are enterprises that leverage cloud technologies to adapt, transform, innovate and, most importantly, make decisions based on a holistic picture generated by data,” she said.

“With 50 years of experience in enterprise solutions, SAP launched RISE with SAP last year. This integrated offering helps companies empower their customers, employees, suppliers and partners to work better together, by leveraging data management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and prediction, SAP also helps companies embed sustainability into their core processes to strengthen business continuity “, she continued.

As a highlight of SAP NOW, notable hong kong business leaders have revealed what they recommend for those leveraging technology and data to navigate an unstable operating environment and prepare for a sustainable future.

Build a Dat VSculture

Tontec International, a global leader in the design and production of molds and plastic injection moldings, relies on RISE with SAP to transform and fuel its global expansion. At SAP NOW, President of Tontec Nelson Lam advised business leaders to start their cloud journey by establishing a data culture where employees believe in the power of big data.

“From there, you can identify the type of product data and business process data to capture and use. You will then have a realistic picture of the achievements and possibilities that cloud computing will bring,” he said. “Many SMBs continue to use a lot of legacy software and systems that they developed themselves. But they should note that while they can migrate their solutions and applications to the cloud, the technology and standards are changing so quickly that ‘they may struggle to make up for lost time in the future.’

Keep the goal in mind

A world leading apparel manufacturer headquartered in hong kongCrystal International Group Limited reinforces its transformation through a “One Team One Dream” culture, galvanizing its employees, technology partners and SAP teams, to work towards a common goal. Karl Tingthe company’s general manager of enterprise information services, advised companies embarking on cloud transformation to establish a clear picture of their “end state,” with logical initial steps in a well-thought-out roadmap. defined.

“Companies should note that continuous improvement is not guaranteed,” he added. “You need to ensure that your transformation is supported by critical success factors, such as senior management commitment, working well with your strategic implementation partner, having the right solutions in place, and ensuring that your projects are properly supported by the operational teams.”

Establish the business case

Jonathan WanDirector, Group Finance and IT, Strategic Planning, Chow Tai Fook Jewelery Company Limited, believes that every cloud transformation should be based on a business case.

“While cloud operations can certainly improve system availability and scalability, no cloud deployment can be successful unless it is backed by a business case and ROI assessment,” he said. he declares. “Compliance is also another important factor from a risk management perspective. hong kong and continent China have different regulations on data management and data privacy, cloud transformation must take this into account.”

Communicate early and well

For Chinachem Group, one of the leading property developers in hong kong and beyond, change management is the “secret ingredient” of transformation, according to Ben Fong, General Manager of Information Technology and Solutions. He reiterated the importance of close, two-way communication to align with the IT team and end users.

“Every transformation project should involve showing end users how digital solutions can help them do their jobs better,” he said. “When colleagues understand the business case for transformation, IT teams can focus on creating an IT environment and infrastructure that keeps operations running and facilitates transformation at the same time. With this foundation, businesses can carefully select the right cloud solutions to enable their business.”

Discover SAP NOW Hong Kong 2022

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