Case Code : CLINDM014
Publication date : 2006
Subject : Industrial Marketing
Industry : Computers-IT and ITeS
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Length : 05 Pages
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SAP AG, ONGC, Indian Oil, Infosys, Wipro, Ranbaxy, Bajaj Auto, Hero Honda, Alembic, Client/server enterprise application software, High-end technology, Supply chain efficiency, Partner collaborations, Customer relationships, Global strategy, ERP products, mySAP, mySAP All-in-one, E-business, Oracle e-business Suite, subsidiaries, Road show campaign, Prepackaged software solutions, Small and medium businesses (SMBs), Segmentation, Targeting strategy, Pricing.
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The caselet examines the various strategies adopted by SAP India to become the leader in the ERP systems market in India. It specifically focuses on the initiatives taken by SAP India to win over the small and medium business (SMBs) and encourage them to make use of SAP solutions. The caselet also discusses the low pricing strategy of SAP India's ERP solutions for SMBs to counter the competition from Oracle.
SAP AG identified India as one of the strategic locations for its operations and started its Indian operations ‘SAP India', headquartered in Bangalore in 1996. In 1998, it set up the first SAP Lab at Bangalore, which is SAP AG's largest software development hub outside Germany...
Questions for Discussion:
1. Describe the reasons that could have led SAP India to concentrate on Small and Medium Businesses with specific reference to market potential of SMBs for ERP solutions in India.
2. Discuss the different strategies adopted by SAP India to become the major player in providing software solutions to Small and Medium Businesses.