SAP Romania, a subsidiary of SAP AG, today announced the opening of a nearshore delivery center in Romania, which will provide world-class consultancy services to customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
SAP aims to employ 400 consultants by 2014 in the center.
The company announced that it will invest between EUR 30 million and EUR 40 million into the center, which is the overall investment that will go into training programs for employees and the cost of the headquarters.
The SAP Nearshore Delivery Center builds on the former center for the SAP Global Delivery group, part of SAP Consulting, located in Bucharest, and will include two other Romanian offices in Timisoara and Cluj.
The center will deliver its services primarily to the mature markets of Western and Central Europe to support customer projects in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
“Nearshore delivery centers contribute significantly to the delivery of services, with reduced total cost of investment and total cost of ownership, as well as improved quality, speed and scalability for our customers,” said Franck Cohen, EMEA President at SAP.
SAP aims to hire over 100 consultants yearly over the next two years in Romania, through both the regular recruitment process and via the SAP Academy program conducted in cooperation with the leading universities in Romania.
The nearshore delivery center in Romania along with one planned in Portugal will be the two first SAP near-shoring locations in Europe. Both facilities will serve customers in various geographies in Europe.
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