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Mar 12 2008   11:24AM GMT

The cost of SAP HCM

JackDanahy Jack Danahy Profile: JackDanahy

How much does it cost to go live with SAP Human Capital Management (HCM)? The Park Hotels of India, speaking to trade journal Express Hospitality, recently disclosed that it paid roughly $371,500 for SAP HCM software, training, and implementation for an organization of 1,800 people.

The Park Hotels’ purchase of SAP HCM price disclosure was an interesting event in a number of ways. The company, which went live with SAP late last year, is:

  • The first SAP customer of any kind in the Indian hospitality sector.
  • One of the first publicly known Indian customers of SAP HCM.
  • One of SAP’s few service-oriented purchasers of HCM (many of SAP’s reference HCM customers are manufacturers and public sector organizations).

The Park Hotels’ deal with SAP HCM was in 15 million Indian rupees. The Indian rupee has not depreciated too badly against the Euro, meaning that it is not prohibitively expensive for Indian companies to buy SAP and other European software. However, the Indian rupee has done quite well against the dollar since 2006, raising the question of whether Indian companies may reinvest some of that currency strength in buying U.S. IT products.

Demir Barlas, Site Editor

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