SAP plans to deploy Cloud based e-governance solution in 600,000 villages across India

Infotech Lead India: SAP is planning to deploy Cloud based e-governance solution in 600,000 villages across India.

On Wednesday, SAP announced that it has deployed a Cloud based e-governance solution that will be deployed to improve citizen services and village administration in Shillong, India.

The deployment in Shillong is part of SAP’s CSR activities in India.

To ensure transformation at the grassroots, SAP has tied up with the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (RGIIM-S) for this project.

Recently, SAP deployed similar solutions at the SODA village in Rajasthan.

“Contributing to the development of rural India is a major focus of SAP’s CSR initiatives. By collaborating with RGIIM-S, we are striving to make village administration more effective, transparent and accountable in delivering citizen services. We intend to effectively use our expertise in the North East region and create a scalable model to go to the 600,000 similar villages across India,” said Peter Gartenberg, managing director, SAP India.

As a part of the Shillong project, SAP will automate several operational areas including, tracking & control of funds; budget and expense management, accounting; management of local assets; project & scheme implementation and citizen services.

SAP will also facilitate trained resources to operate the solution, and provide its expertise during the course of the project. RGIIM-S will provide SAP with the necessary advisory support to gain understanding of the local environment, help identify project sites and liaison with local administration bodies where required.

Configured on SAP Business ByDesign, a fully integrated business management solution delivered on demand, this project will result in improved transparency, control and governance. It will be initiated at the semi-urban localities of Mawlai Nonglum and Mawdatbaki, and will subsequently be rolled out to a village Dorbar jointly identified by SAP and RGIIM-S.

“SAP’s project for the Mawlai area will provide the local headman and citizens reliable access to records and services, better insight into budgeting and spending, and support quicker decision making, without a complex and cumbersome IT infrastructure,” said Keya Sengupta, director, RGIIM-S.

“SAP’s strategy for an inclusive, effective and transparent government includes good governance, user empowerment, community engagement and improving services for rural and urban resilience. We intend to replicate this unique paradigm in many more villages and hence improve lives,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, senior vice president Industry Business Solutions, SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

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