Metro Pacific adopts RISE with SAP to boost digital transformation efforts

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TO FURTHER advance its digital transformation journey, MVP-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) partnered with SAP to consolidate, modernize and standardize its enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a single platform through RISE with SAP.

In a virtual press conference on Friday, Oct. 31, 2021, MPIC became the first organization in the Philippines to adopt RISE with SAP on Amazon Web Services. RISE with SAP offers a holistic on-your-terms and on-your-timeline transformation to an intelligent enterprise.

Powered by SAP S/4 HANA digital core in the cloud, MPIC can now streamline operations across its subsidiaries, gain insights into end-to-end performance with process analytics and simplify its accounting, financial close, treasury and risk management processes.

“Dealing with several business models has resulted in a ‘disconnect’ across our ERP applications and non-standardized operational processes in our organization, thereby leading to a lack of visibility into real-time data and insights. This also made our decision-making reactive amidst a dynamic market situation. By partnering with a trusted technology advisor like SAP, we hope to realize our business transformation strategy, standardize core processes, facilitate data-driven decision-making with analytics and look at developing new digital business models in the new normal,” said Chaye Cabal-Revilla, MPIC’s chief finance, risk and sustainability officer.

Intelligent enterprises

She said RISE with SAP is a great equalizer for businesses of all sizes as it enables organizations to become intelligent enterprises.

“RISE with SAP fortifies our quest for digital resilience and is a true embodiment of SAP’s tagline that the best-run businesses make the world run better. It is affordable from the licensing and implementation standpoint. It is also streamlined and simplified which makes way for improved employee and customer experience,” she added.

MPIC subsidiaries cover toll roads infrastructure, power and water utilities, healthcare institutions, among others.

“By leveraging RISE with SAP, which seamlessly combines business process redesign, technical migration to modern and modular architecture, and the needed data to deliver predictable business outcomes, MPIC has a distinct first mover advantage as an intelligent sustainable future-ready enterprise to achieve true business transformation and faster time to value, flexibility and agility,” said Edler Panlilio, SAP Philippines’ managing director.

“MPIC will also gain access to suppliers, asset intelligence, and logistics trading partners for business collaboration while building resiliency against disruptions and optimizing operations, predicting needs, and enabling proactive responses as they accelerate growth and scale for the digital future,” added Panlilio.

Study

According to IDC, organizations are enabling their business through digital transformation initiatives. The results from its ‘Covid-19 Impact on Information Technology Spending’ Survey (conducted Oct. 15 to 30, 2020) saw respondents rate their top organizational goals for this year, with 55 percent wanting to digitally enhance their products and services and 38 percent of respondents wanting to accelerate the pace of digital transformation/innovation.

The report highlighted that organizations were focused on two initiatives for their IT spending, such as adopting new business models to create new digital products and businesses and digitizing their operations. (KOC)

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