SAP Li Qiang: Cooperative innovation with customers to contribute Chinese wisdom

As one of the leaders of the global enterprise application software industry, SAP is about to usher in the 25th anniversary of the Chinese market.

In the past 25 years, SAP has a lot of stories in China, and Li Qiang is a pro-party and witnesses. "No matter which industry, which business is developing, all 40 years of China’s reform and opening up 40 years of struggle." Li Qiang believes that from the field of IT information technology, SAP and China’s story can be divided into three stages. : The first stage can be called the information settlement phase, which is marked in 1992 to 2002.

Those enterprises with high marketization began to realize the acceleration of informationization and can help them better integrate into market competition. At this time, SAP starts with the first batch of customers. "In 1992, we launched China’s first customer – Shanghai Machine Tool Factory, at the time, the Shanghai Machine Tool Factory won the World Bank loan, the World Bank hopes that they will improve their financial management level through the SAP system." Li Qiang said.

In the second phase, it can be called the sea of ??globalization, from 2002 to 2012. In 2001, China’s accession to WTO, China’s companies are increasingly aware of the use of informationization, and can fully enhance the company’s management level, productivity, operational efficiency, and better participate in the global supply chain system. "At this time, SAP plays an important role. We bring advanced experience and best business practices accumulated overseas to China to help China’s enterprises improve management level. At the same time, more and more Chinese companies begin Global mergers and acquisitions, participate in globalization competition, and pay more and more attention to the integration of overseas mergers and acquisitions using the information system. "Li Qiang said. The third stage is from 2012 to today, it can be called the stage of digitized transformation.

At this stage, Chinese companies are more than just absorbing and introducing Western advanced management experience, but in many fields have become innovative leaders.

"After 2012, we see that China’s digital economy is booming. China also has become a country with the world’s largest consumer Internet.

At this stage, SAP’s work has also changed huge changes, but we are not only to introduce more business practices, but more innovation with China’s local customers, partners, contribute Chinese wisdom for global. "Li Qiang believes that combining China’s speed, Chinese wisdom and German genetic and engineer culture, this is an important reason for SAP to achieve achievements in the past China’s time.

And he own is one of the promoters of this integration.

This year’s government work report pointed out: deepening research and development applications such as big data, artificial intelligence, cultivates new generation information technology, high-end equipment, biomedicine, new energy vehicles, new materials and other emerging industrial clusters, and strengthen the digital economy. For the development of China’s digital economy, Li Qiang is a firm optimist.

"By 2021, the digital economy will account for 50% of GDP, while China will be up to 55%, more than the global average. The digital economy will become a new engine in the global economic development, China will be an important leader. And participants.

"Li Qiang said.

"As the largest enterprise in Germany, SAP hopes to promote the economic and trade exchanges and friendship exchanges of SAP." Li Qiang said, as a Chinese, just working in a German business, which makes him have the opportunity to perspective and industries from enterprises. The perspective will further help to increase the exchange of mutual trust and economic and trade culture. (Editor: Zhuang Hongji, paying long) Sharing let more people see.

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