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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2675

Hemas wins award for SAP Excellence

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 12 October, ( Hemas Holdings was among the top 24 winners of the SAP ACE 2006 (Awards for Customer Excellence) the first edition of SAP India’s annual awards in recognition of customer excellence.

Hemas was adjudged winner in the ‘Best Templated Implementation’ category and is the only Sri Lankan company to emerge victorious at SAP ACE 2006. It joins the ranks of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Tata Steel, Bharat Petroleum Ltd, Titan Industries Ltd etc among others.

"This is a great achievement and I salute the team for all its efforts. SAP implementation at Hemas was not an IT project but an important business project, which would go far in providing the group with a competitive edge," said Husein Esufally, CEO Hemas Holdings Ltd.

The strengths of the Hemas SAP project, as seen by the Evaluation Committee were the clarity of objectives to increase shareholder value in a diversified group and to provide sound operating controls across its various operations.

Instituted on the occasion of SAP completing a decade of operations in India, SAP ACE 2006 received 156 nominations from 85 organizations from India and Sri Lanka for awards in 16 categories.

Demonstrating the growing maturity of IT adoption amongst corporate enterprises, SAP ACE 2006 nominations further underlined how information technology is being effectively used by enterprises in : a) Effective business transformation, b) Taking advantage of growth and globalization, c) Innovatively re-architecting their business models, d) Obtaining deep and actionable insights into their business and their ecosystem, e) Delivering strong return on investment and return on information to their stakeholders, while achieving better operational efficiencies.

"It was a tough job for us to pick the winning projects from a list of outstanding nominations," said Alan Sedghi, President and CEO, SAP Indian sub-continent on the quality of nominations at SAP ACE 2006. "SAP is honored to receive nominations from companies of all sizes in the Indian sub continent. This award, a first in many respects is our tribute to the deep customer partnerships that we enjoy in the Indian sub continent", he added.

The winners were recognized at a glittering awards ceremony titled "Celebrating Customer Success", held in Mumbai recently. It was attended by SAP’s senior management, partners and a representation of customers. The awards are a re-affirmation of the long term commitment of SAP to the deep customer partnerships in the Indian sub continent.

Hemas Holdings Limited is one of Sri Lanka's top conglomerates, with a focus on five key sectorsFMCG, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure and Strategic Investments.

- Asian Tribune -

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