IIM-Shillong collaborates with SAP to set up e-governance solution

Published On: 23 Aug 2012

 | Last Updated On: 23 Aug 2012

SAP, an enterprise solution provider has collaborated with Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) to set up its cloud-based e-governance solution which will enhance citizen services and village management in Shillong.

Sources from SAP India revealed that this project is an extension of a model installed in Soda village in Rajasthan. The objective of the project is to upgrade village administration by implementing technology and enabling a more impactful, accountable and transparent liberation of citizen services.

IIM-S (Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management) will act as the launch-pad for the project and will help in spotting project locations and partnering with local bodies whenever required.

Under this project SAP will computerize operational fields such as controlling and tracking of funds, accounting, finances and expense management, citizen services, project implementation and management of local assets.

SAP is planning to efficiently use their expertise in the NE (North East) region and develop a scalable model to reach 600,000 similar villages all over India.

SAP has also associated with XRCVC (Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged) to introduce ‘Project Accessibility’ which intends to aid employability to the disabled in private and public sector. This is an initiative to encourage accessibility standards in software industry to increase the employability of disabled in various sectors.

SAP has constituted a team to check SAP software for accessibility purpose. This team will describe and maintain accessibility criteria and perform internal accessibility technology evaluations as per the parameters defined across the world.

There are more than 70 million disabled people in India. SAP has also launched ERP solution Hindi in India which will allow updates from customers, handle different processes and prepare reports in local language and manage employee documents.

 Introducing ERP solution Hindi is the biggest investment by SAP. More than 40% of the Indian population transacts in Hindi and also it is the official Indian language.

Source: Economic Times

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