July 30, 2012 // By: Helen Tian and Perry Manross // Land of 538 Million Internet Users
Paper and gunpowder are as just two of the innovations attributed to China. As Xiaoqun Clever, president of SAP Labs China, put it, the country isn’t new to invention. Now, China is the first country to pass the one billion mark in mobile subscribers and easily has the largest “Internet society,” with 538 million Internet users, 388 million mobile Internet users, and 180 million bloggers.
“Innovation is about deep understanding of customer needs,” Clever said. “We know that we need to understand China, its people and its culture.” For this, SAP has built up a strong base of local engineers and professionals to develop solutions that delight local customers. A new partnership with Huawei will give these customers more, local choice in their technology provider. For the numerous organizations in China looking to go global, SAP offers years of experience working across borders.
“SAP is the best partner to accompany you on the journey in a new era,” Clever concluded. “Let’s start together.”