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November 10, 2009, New Delhi: SAP India and NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer,  today entered into a strategic alliance to offer training to future SAP consultants in world-leading business software, Enterprise Resource Planning and related applications provided by SAP. Both organizations believe in enhancing India's talent base to help Indian enterprises transform and become more competitive at home and abroad.
Under this alliance, NIIT will offer SAP training programs in both Instructor-led and Online modes to working professionals, post graduates and graduates as well as students in colleges.  On the anvil are SAP Academy Programs, Standard Short Duration Programs and New Dimension Product Training. The training programs will cover all facets of a business - Planning, Finance, Materials, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Human Resources. NIIT would leverage its reach and basket of products and services to build them around the SAP training program that trains and nurtures well-rounded SAP professionals. In the next phase, these courses will also be offered in other countries in the region such as China, Vietnam and Thailand.
There is an increasing global demand for SAP trained professionals. India, in particular, is a large and growing market for SAP consultants. These training programs would therefore cater to the immediate need for SAP trained professionals in India and abroad.
Today, more than 92,000 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications — from distinct solutions that address the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. With a deep understanding of customers’ needs and business management, coupled with global best practices, SAP solutions are developed using cutting-edge technology.
Vijay Thadani, CEO, NIIT Limited said, “We are delighted to join hands with SAP to address the growing demand for SAP professionals in India as well as across the globe. This also marks a significant step for NIIT’s entry into the ERP training space.”  
Rob Behennah, Head of Education, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, said, “As an industry and solutions leader, SAP is committed to building India’s next generation of knowledge workers who have the skills to design, implement and support strategies that cover the entire corporate value chain. Our collaboration with NIIT is strong evidence of that commitment.”
Behennah added, “We are excited to be partnering with NIIT. By responding to the huge demand for SAP consultants and professionals in India and the Asia Pacific region, SAP will continue to help businesses innovate and transform their business networks, contributing to economic growth at the macro level. ”
G Raghavan, President, Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT, added, “The relationship will be well leveraged from the perspective of NIIT’s proven industry collaboration record. The ongoing engagement will have due connects with training, employability and career enhancement of professionals.
About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software (*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 92,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT Limited, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 15 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Super brands 2008, NIIT Limited’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Globalnet+ for IT professionals.
NIIT Limited has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGuru range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for School Management).
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT Limited with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporate in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT Group delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: Vlab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and Knowledge Hub™: hosted learning
management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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