Despite a challenging socioeconomic environment, the Republic of Kenya has experienced continued growth since 2012. In 2013, economic growth measured 5.7 percent, surpassing the expected growth rate of 4 percent. Savannah Cement Limited, headquartered in Nairobi, competes in one of the most competitive markets in Kenya. Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world with about three tons used annually for each man, woman, and child. To keep pace with future trends, Savannah Cement partnered with SAP and was the first company in Africa to deploy SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA. Already the company is vastly improving its database handling and
functionality. The result is lower administrative costs, fewer operational meetings (down from three to just one per day), and faster end-of-period reporting (down from eight to ten days to just two days). “SAP HANA has changed our view of database management and greatly simplified tasks, giving our business a cutting-edge advantage and incomparable agility. Clearly to us, SAP HANA was built to keep the business running better,” says Brian Wamwenje of Savannah Cement Limited.

 

 

Source: zdnet.com (USA) | 03.03.2015

 

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