Cloud plus core equals €3 billion year for SAP APJ


Triple-digit growth in new cloud bookings and customers such as Woodside Energy, Hero MotoCorp, CapitaLand, Interflour Group and MEMEBOX Inc., implementing S/4HANA as their digital core has help SAP to pass €3 billion in revenues in Asia-Pacific Japan.

The company this week reported its results for the APJ region for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2015.

In APJ, non-IFRS cloud and software growth was 18 per cent in the fourth quarter, while non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue revenue grew 55 per cent. For the full year, non-IFRS cloud and software revenue grew by 2 per cent, while cloud subscriptions grew 99 per cent.

“In Asia Pacific Japan, our cloud revenues have been growing at an increasing rate. SAP HANA, the key enabler of our portfolio, saw double-digit growth and has become the real-time data platform of choice. The combination of a fast-growing cloud business and a growing core puts us in a unique position to support customers in their journey to run simple, go digital and compete in the digital economy,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, president, SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

Notable recent customer wins for SAP in APJ include:

  • Adelaide Crows Football Club, which implemented Concur Expense and Invoice in Q4 2015, to shift to digital and mobile from the cloud for Travel and Expense and Accounts Payable.
  • Woodside, which selected SAP Ariba, S/4 HANA, and SuccessFactors solutions to build an IT architecture that will enable action to be driven from its data analytics strategy. The company expects to gain productivity improvements through the automation of procurement processes and simplify talent management.
  • CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies, which introduced S/4HANA to bring its global operations onto a single integrated enterprise platform.
  • Hero MotoCorp Ltd, which chose S/4 HANA to enhance performance and simplify its landscape.
  • Interflour Group Ptd Ltd, which is replacing country-specific ERP solutions with S/4HANA, to provide integrated business processes and real-time data analysis.
  • MEMEBOX, a Korean cosmetic start-up and the fastest-growing online beauty brand and platform in the world, has invested in S/4 HANA to support ambitious expansion plans. Looking to move into China, the Americas, and Southeast Asia, as well as open bricks-and-mortar storefronts and broaden its product offerings, they were seeking a single platform for global operations and better visibility into logistics operations.

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