SAP has opened its second development centre in Asia at the International Tech Park at Whitefleld near Bangalore.
The Indian operation, known as SAP Labs India, has been set up with an initial investment of #3 million, expected to reach up to #25 million in the next three years.
SAP Labs India will focus on the development of four major industry solutions, as part of the company's vertical market strategy, SAP Focus on Customers.
The four sectors will be oil & gas, hi-tech and electronics, aerospace and defence, and banking.
SAP Labs India will also undertake localisation of SAP software for consumers in south Asia-Pacific, including development of the SAP human resources solutions to meet country- and region-specific requirements, as well as country-tailored versions of SAP R/3 for India and Thailand.
Development that was previously done in the marketing outlet in the subcontinent, SAP India, will be shifted to the new centre.
"SAP's distribution development strategy is critical to provide successful solutions for a global customer base and this enables us to deliver solutions that meet local requirements as well as harness best business practices from different markets," said Peter Zencke, chairman of SAP Asia-Pacfic.
SAP Labs India is the company's second development centre in Asia after Tokyo and part of a strategy to distribute software development effort to SAP Labs around the world, he added.
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