HAGL Group conducts ERP with SAP package

Hoang Anh Gia Lai, a major multi-business group in Vietnam, has commenced its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project with solutions provided by a global market leader in enterprise application software – SAP.

The ERP project runs on infrastructure with IBM servers and storage equipment consulted and implemented by CSC.
 
HAGL, SAP, IBM and CSC announced this ERP at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City late July.

(File photo) Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group’s deputy general director Vo Truong Son speaks while SAP Vietnam’s country manager Srinivas Adimulam looks on during a press briefing announcing HAGL’s ERP implementation in Ho Chi Minh City July 26, 2011

The group says the project is carried out in the business areas of real estate, rubber exploration, mining and hydropower.

The project requires an investment of VND100 billion, or almost US$5 million, an HAGL source said on anonymous conditions.

It is said to be one of the largest ERP projects among multi-business groups in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, according to market analysts.

HAGL is currently expanding its brand overseas, and conducting ERP is seen as a further step to support the strategy.

Germany-based SAP (NYSE: SAP) – the ERP solution supplier – says the project is designed to enable HAGL to comprehensively manage its enterprise resources and address business issues in real-time, both at operational level and strategic level.

The solution package also enables the group to assess potential risks and to make business decisions in a quick and accurate manner, according to Mr. Srinivas Adimulam, country manager of SAP Vietnam.

Mr. Vo Truong Son, deputy general director of HAGL, said at the announcement ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on July 26, “We decided to choose SAP solutions, IBM infrastructure and consulting and implementation services from CSC because these are experienced vendors with proven and successful solutions.”

“The most important factor is the existing cooperation and support between SAP, IBM and CSC in many previously undertaken ERP projects,” he added.

IBM, SAP and CSC have been collaborating in the implementation of ERP for a number of Vietnam enterprises, including major companies like beverage manufacturer Tan Hiep Phat, and TH True Milk Food and Milk.

By Tuong Thuy

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