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SAP BRINGS GLOBAL UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES PROGRAM TO THE PHILIPPINES Makati City ­­ SAP today brings its well established University Alliances Program to the Philippines. Students in the country's member schools will now have access to the same training that 180,000 students from 900 universities across 36 countries have already gained benefits from since the program was globally launched. The University Alliances Program promotes scientific and technical education in tertiary institutions by providing students and lecturers around the world with access to SAP software training. The SAP training courses lead to student certifications and eventual hiring by SAP, SAP partners and customers. This in turn addresses the industry skills shortage by providing a ready pool of graduates who are already trained with hands-on practice of the SAP software. "Increasingly across Asia, we see the role of IT and the need for skilled IT people as being a lever of economic growth," said Crispian Tan, SAP Asia Pacific Japan Regional Director, University Alliances Program. "As economies throughout the region continue to develop, a more sophisticated level of economic integration will be necessary to sustain economic growth. Most of that new layer of sophistication will be enabled by IT skills and these skills we hope to create via the roll-out of SAP's University Alliances program," said Tan. Under their University Alliances Partnership with SAP, partner schools get access to world-class SAP software training, which include use of the SAP Business Suite family of solutions and SAP ERP. SAP software helps small businesses, mediumsized companies, and huge corporations around the world improve their relationships with their customers, collaborate better with their business partners, and become more efficient across their supply chains and business operations.

Schools that have signed up under the program are AMA Computer University, Asia Pacific College, Far Eastern University (FEU) - East Asia College, International Electronics and Technical Institute, Inc. (IETI), Mapua Institute of Technology, Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas, and University of Sto. Tomas (UST). In the Asia Pacific Japan region, the University Alliances Program has its University Competency Center (UCC) hosted out of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. As the dedicated data center for the universities participating in the University Alliances Program in the region, the UCC will take care of all the technical hosting aspects by operating the software, plus supporting the teaching and training of users. This allows the University Alliances members to focus on teaching SAP software rather than worrying about installing and maintaining the software on campus.

Currently, the program has drawn interest from universities and colleges in Australia & New Zealand, China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand. This includes Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore, Australian National University (ANU), University of Sydney and Melbourne University in Australia, IIM Kohizode, Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur, IIT Kanpur in India; Waseda University, Yokohama National University and Aoyama Gakuin in Japan; and Shanghai JiaoTong University, Tsinghua University, in China. Plans are also underway to roll out the program in more tertiary institutions in Southeast Asia. With the University Alliances Program, SAP and partner schools envision to be the leader and dominant provider of relevant and globally-recognized information technology-based education and related services in the global market. "We are looking forward to our partnership with our seven pioneer schools since developing the country's IT professionals as major advocacy program of SAP Philippines. By developing and enhancing the current talent pool of the country,

we believe that we are doing the country and our professionals a service by ensuring their competitiveness in both the local and global arena," said Jennifer Ligones, country manager of SAP Philippines.


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