Kenya’s Bidco Group, a market leader in edible oils, fats, soaps, margarine and detergents in East and Central Africa, has decided to move from its existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) legacy to SAP.
The company today showcased the benefits derived from implementing SAP (and other technologies such as Microsoft and IBM) across the organization at its headquarters.
Vimal Shah, CEO, BIDCO, said: “We have reaped plentiful benefits by being at the forefront of adapting newer technologies to assist in our manufacturing and marketing endeavors. Our IT initiative has helped Bidco being real time online to reduce waste (MUDA) from the business processes and make it very efficient. We have created consistent and transparent availability of information across the organization for on-line reporting at various levels. Integration with other technology helps automate the processes to increase productivity of the employees. Knowledge transfer is the key for the employee to resolves their day-to-day operation making each of them a knowledge worker.”
“Bidco is a good example and role model of local enterprise obtaining value by implementing SAP in 90 days. They were the first and the fastest to accomplish this momentous task. They have proved beyond doubt that African companies have come of age and that it is possible for African companies to walk shoulder to shoulder with the best of enterprises across the world and be World Class,” said Michael Kaniu, head Ecosystems & Channels, SAP, East Africa.