SAP seems to once again making a push further into Pakistan. It is looking for people to hire, and for business partners (resellers and system integrators). Its been all over the informal newswire and SAP has been giving out large ads in the papers going “we’re hiring!!”. If you’re a lowly paid or out of work SAP consultant in the US, time to move back here…
Pakistan,India, China and the ME region are a hot market for ERPs, and possibly the last “real, large” market for enterprise ERP systems.
SAP currently is installed at over 20 of the largest companies in Pakistan, with the customer list including the likes of PSO, Indus Motors, etc
Oracle isn’t sitting on the sidelines either, they have closed quite a few projects through several system integrators in the country in the last 8 months. With their acquisition of iFLEX, a core banking suite they are also now wading into the banking sector in Pakistan, much to the annoyance of IBM+Misys.
All this while Microsoft’s Dynamics (Their ERP suite : GP, Solomon,etc ) initiatives look as cold as an uncooked kettle of fish, as usual. I guess the regular licensing and ISV sales are more than making up for it, as usual