ASSOCHAM, SAP brings Global Bharat Movement for MSMEs in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: With an increasing demand from Indian MSMEs to go digital in these changing business scenarios, ASSOCHAM along with SAP is bringing the Global Bharat movement to the local MSMEs in the state of West Bengal, Assam and Odisha empowering them to become globally competitive.

The movement will work towards enabling the local MSMEs to become future-ready by providing them access to the global marketplace, digital skilling their workforce, and technology to transform their business processes.

“With a legacy spanning 101 years, ASSOCHAM brings a wealth of experience and perspective along with an exhaustive range of industry and sector knowledge beneficial for the growth of our MSMEs. We are bringing the Global Bharat movement along with SAP to the local businesses in the state of West Bengal, Assam and Odisha to ensure that MSMEs leverage technology to grow their businesses and become future-ready, leading to overall industry growth,” said Akhilesh Jain, Chairman MSME Sector Council, ASSOCHAM Eastern region, and  Perminder Kaur, Director East and North East ASSOCHAM.

Digital growth and sustainable development are becoming the norm for businesses to thrive and grow in the current pandemic situation. Global Bharat will allow MSMEs to go digital and provide them with digital technologies that will drive greater efficiencies for their business.

The Global Bharat movement provides them with: Open access to SAP Ariba Discovery where any buyer can post sourcing needs and any of the four million suppliers on Ariba Network can respond with their ability to deliver the goods and services required. By accessing the SAP Ariba Discovery offer, MSMEs can enroll themselves as suppliers and access a global customer market.

The MSMEs will also be provided accessibility to 240 courses, under SAP India’s Golden Peacock Award-winning digital skilling initiative – Code Unnati. The focus of these courses would be Digital Financial, Soft Skills and Productivity Technologies that will digitally skill the workforce and help them adapt to the new working environments.

The curated courses will be made available through a mobile application for people to access via their android smartphone devices. They will be provided with affordable and accessible enterprise technology. With the help of Bharat ERP initiative, they will be able to adopt SAP’s world-class ERP; Business One Starter Pack on the cloud.

“With more than 80% SMEs, we understand their technological needs and specific business requirements. Digital transformation is of crucial importance especially for Micro, Small and Medium businesses to compete in the new environment. By bringing SAP’s Global Bharat movement along with ASSOCHAM to the local businesses, we are ensuring that they take full advantage of the offering to become future-ready and lead the charter in their industries for digital transformation,” said Subramanian Ananthapadmanabhan, Vice President, Mid-Market, SAP Indian Subcontinent.