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HOPE Foundation India to Receive SAP Business One to Optimize Efficiency for Community Impact

SAP contributes INR 3,567,500 to integrate SAP technology to help the foundation Run Better

Bangalore - SAP today announced a donation of technology and integration support to community partner HOPE Foundation India. SAP Business One will enable more efficient management of its existing business management software systems, helping HOPE to run better and serve more citizens in need across India. This collaboration comes as a further commitment to SAP’s longstanding partnership with HOPE Foundation across education programmes and disaster relief since 2000.

In addition, the solution will be extended to enable HOPE to maintain a single source of information to effectively manage information on donors and participants in the various programs that HOPE manages.

In stage 1 of the project, HOPE Foundation will utilize the core financial functionality of the SAP Business One solution to enable them to have greater visibility in to their source and application of funding as well as streamlining their regular reporting. The Foundation will be able to better automate day-to-day processes, analyse socio-economic data, better manage donor database, community programmes, financials and provide transparency to its stakeholders.

Powered by SAPs in-memory computing platform, SAP HANA , SAP Business One will empower HOPE Foundation to analyze larger volumes of data in real-time to help the governing board of HOPE examine the financial health and effectiveness of its outreach programs.

SAP has donated INR 3,567,500 (€ 50,000) to HOPE Foundation for integrating SAP Business One technology to help the foundation. SAP will also provide customization and training, generating benefits to volunteers, beneficiaries, partners and employees.

“Sharing our technology with HOPE Foundation truly embodies our mission to empower organizations to run better and improve people’s lives,” said Anirban Dey, Managing Director, SAP Labs India. “We are fully committed to the success of our long-time partner and are proud to play a part in creating social impact and helping HOPE Foundation reach more people in need.”

HOPE Foundation has been a philanthropy partner of SAP India since 2000, beginning with volunteer education and computer literacy programmes for underprivileged children and youth, as well as disaster relief in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and, most recently, Uttarakhand. In September 2013, as part of SAP’s Project Lakshya initiative and on-going flood rehabilitation in Uttarakhand, SAP and HOPE Foundation have refurbished college science laboratory in Thatyur and opened a skills development centre, “SAP Centre of HOPE” Computer Training Centre, to serve hundreds of children, youth, women and villagers in the affected area.

“HOPE foundation seeks to bring about change in communities by focussing on one individual at a time. The support of credible and compassionate individuals in the government and the corporate world allows us to educate and equip children and young adults with the skills they need to pursue a career. Our teams help connect skilled men and women with job opportunities that allow some to earn more in their first year of employment than their parents do towards the end of their careers. We are thankful to see an India where many are coming together to be a ‘Force for Good”. This is allowing the needy to make the climb out of poverty.” said Ian Correa, Member, Global Coordinating Council, HOPE worldwide. ”By integrating SAP Business One into our existing infrastructure, we believe that everyone associated with the Foundation will be in a better position to effect positive change through the programs we run in villages, towns and cities across India.”

SAP’s collaborations with HOPE Foundation in India and Indonesia is one of the flagship corporate social responsibility partnerships of SAP Asia Pacific Japan, part of the company’s regional and global CSR commitment to entrepreneurship, education and technology donations.

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About HOPE Foundation
HOPE foundation (an affiliate of HOPE worldwide) has been serving men, women and children in need, for over two decades. HOPE works closely with individuals from every walk of life - the government as well as local and international corporations. Our team of nearly 600 strives to combine passion with professionalism to touch the lives of over 250,000 people annually.

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Rathnam Subramanyam, SAP Labs India, +91 7829411779, rathnam.subramanyam@sap.com, IST Sandeep Deb Varman, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, +91 9916020191, Sandeep.varman@bm.com, IST

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