National University of Singapore and SAP collaborate on business process management and analytics

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and SAP have signed a three-year agreement to work together to develop understanding of information processes and their application to enterprise transformation.

Through graduate and undergraduate programs, SAP and NUS will work to deepen student understanding of business process management and the interconnection with data analytics, with students provided with access to a cloud-based SAP HANA system.

SAP will work with selected students from the NUS Business Analytics Programme on capstone projects, such as an initiative to optimise SAP’s order-to-cash process in the APJ region.

The organisations will also together publish case studies across various lines-of-business, starting with the transformation of the finance organisation at SAP Asia Pacific Japan, where HANA has been deployed to accelerate innovation and productivity. The case study, to be completed by September, will be shared publicly and used for student training.

“As leaders in education and research, it is important that we leverage these opportunities to educate undergraduate and postgraduate students in emerging problem areas,” said Professor David S. Rosenblum, dean, NUS School of Computing. “The integration of information management and process management is a long-standing aspiration in Information Systems, in Computer Science, and more recently, in Business Analytics education.”

Darren Rushworth, managing director, SAP Singapore, said, the company is dedicated to preparing the next generation of IT and business talent.

“This agreement with NUS supports both our passions and builds on Singapore’s knowledge-based economy, with a first step to create a financial workforce of the future,” Rushworth said.

The agreement builds on collaborations initiated some years ago around ERP technologies and applications.


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