BackOffice Associates finds key role for India

BackOffice Associates finds key role for India

 For BackOffice Associates, a Goldman Sachs majority-owned company, India will play a bigger role for SAP customers that are migrating to SAP HANA.

Talking to Deccan Herald, BackOffice Associates Global CEO David Booth, said, “Our India office helps deliver 50% of the Asia Pacific, Japan and the Middle East implementations of SAP HANA migration.”

The Massachusetts-headquartered company currently has two delivery centres in India (Bengaluru and Hyderabad). Both have been doubling headcounts for the last three years and will continue their growth in 2016. Expertise on SAP HANA and HANA migrations have been built in BackOffice India and are on continuous and exponential expansion. All SAP customers will be encouraged to move to SAP HANA in the coming years. “This is not a lift and shift data migration. Upgrading to S/4 HANA involves a huge amount of work including extracting (we estimate 5% of the effort) transforming (90% of the effort) and loading it into the new system (the remaining 5% of the effort),” Booth added.

The challenge of migration to SAP S/4 HANA for thousands of SAP customers worldwide can be minimised with a Data Migration Accelerator software by BackOffice Associates.

This software is actually sold directly from SAP through its Solutions Extensions programme, which reduces the project duration and facilitates risk-free SAP HANA migrations. BackOffice Associates offers an end-to-end platform for governing data, and has a track record of 100% success counts with more than 1,900 data engagements globally for the last 20 years. Many of them are being supported from India partially or in full, Booth said.

“Our Indian talents along with their passion to learn and provide superior customer support, have greatly contributed to this success,” Booth added.

BackOffice has been buying companies, and the most recent acquisition was Comprise IT, a Europe-based company, which it acquired in March 2016.

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