Victoria University in Melbourne has won the bid to become the new Academic Competence Centre (ACC) for SAP in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
SAP is the world’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and the sixth largest software company in the world (based on 2018 sales).
It is estimated that the German software system automates and manages about 60 per cent of transactions related to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
VU is one of six academic ambassadors for SAP, representing the APJ region from more than 610 educational institutions in 18 countries, 30 SAP Next-Gen Labs, 15 SAP Next-Gen Chapters, and non-traditional educational organisations such as non-profits and accelerators.
VU’s new ACC role complements it opening Australia’s first SAP Next-Gen Lab in 2017, having one of three SAP Next-Gen Chapters in Australia, and its leading position in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Business Analytics education.
ERP expert and VU senior lecturer Dr Scott Bingley said VU already has a worldwide reputation in the use of SAP software to support its teaching, with VU’s Master of Business (ERP Systems) taught in Australia, Singapore, Beijing and India.
“This is an honour that we share with only a handful of universities worldwide and demonstrates we are one of the leaders in this domain, and continue to drive digital skills and innovation for the future.”
VU replaces Queensland University of Technology as the APJ ACC.