PTCL Adopts SAP for Cloud-Based HR Innovation

PTCL SAP
(from L to R) Mr. Hannes Liebe, COO, Mena Region – SAP; Mr. Rami Amkieh, Country Manager for Pakistan, Oman, Yemen – SAP; Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief HR Officer, PTCL and Mr. Ahsan Aziz Khan, CIO, PTCL

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) today announced that it is adopting cloud computing technology for its HR operational processes.

In the first deal of its kind in the country, PTCL will employ a series of solutions from SAP company “Success Factors” to streamline vital HR processes aimed at boosting employee productivity.

The move is set to add additional momentum to the company’s ambitious and expansive business strategy, which recently helped deliver a 31 per cent increase in the first quarter as compared to the same period of last year.

“The telecommunications market in Pakistan is fiercely competitive, and only those with the vision and ability to adapt with latest technology specially with people’s capability management will stand out. PTCL HR & IT has decided to implement state of the art systems to boost up the capability development of employees and feels immense pleasure and pride to be the first company in Pakistan to introduce one of the best internationally recognized talent management solution “Success factor” in the company (whoever will be present in the conference)

“Cloud computing is all about simplicity, efficiency and return on investment, and we are proud set an industry-wide example with our adoption of this technology. The drive to innovate has been part of our DNA since day one, and SAP is the right company with the right solutions, at the right time to help us improve our performance.”

PTCL will adopt a series of Success Factors solutions encompassing the complete Talent Management Cycle including Employee Profile and Organization Chart, Visualization, Goals & Performance, Succession & Career Development, Compensation Planning, Learning Management and Recruiting. All solutions come with built-in reporting and dashboards for real-time, strategic performance insight.

“Cloud computing is here to stay, and it is having a huge impact on the way businesses like PTCL can run and plan for the future,” said Gergi Abboud, Managing Director of SAP in Gulf and Pakistan, speaking at the SAP Forum in Karachi.

“To stay ahead of the competition, companies must not only sense the present, but see the future and proactively shape it to their advantage. PTCL understands this as we have now entered an era where CIO takes major technology decisions in collaboration with other CXOs. Cloud is now all about driving business innovation and agility, enabling new processes and insights that were previously impossible”, added Abboud.

Globally, SAP is the fastest growing company at scale in the cloud, gaining market share and growing six times faster than its largest competitor. The company’s annual cloud run rate stood at €1.06 billion by close of Q4 2013, representing a 160% year-over-year subscription revenue growth.

SAP currently has more than 35 million cloud users. This includes the leading social business platform with over 12 million users, the world’s largest business network with more than 1.4 million connected companies transacting over $500 billion in commerce on an annual basis, and the largest business cloud implementations in the world, with more than 2 million users.

SAP’s cloud portfolio encompasses the market’s leading public cloud application portfolio (number one in Human Capital Management, procurement, business networks, and social business collaboration), as well as the most-trusted private cloud environment.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • SAP ……lolz nothing gona work for PTCL…..!ap kisi b PTCL office chale jao apko Labour unions and political parties ki wall chalking dikhe gi..or pan gutke ke neshan….first work on grass root level. give employees training and hire fresh blood…. SAP ane ke bad b apko LINE man ke peche he bhagna pare ga..

    • abbasi506

      agreed

      • ALI

        agreed!!

    • Naveed ur Rehman

      Agreed…. they must work on grass root level. Fresh and educated blood can only bring changes.

      • ali

        Agreed!!

    • Muhammad Aun

      True

      • ali

        very true

    • Badar Iqbal

      this technology is opted for HR innovation not for Complaints and operations.

      • PTCL have more serious issue …why only focusing on HR….and investing money on expensive SAP……there many other cheaper solution available by our local developers….

        • ali

          even though focusing on HR, HR is pathetic w.r.t all the companies of the country.. like donkeys… no plan no aim..

  • AcerQuantum

    PTCL upper management has no respect for its customers or its own employees. PTCL pays one of the lowest salaries in the country… how can these employees do anything for customers with such poor motivation.
    Would have been more useful to give the money to the local PTCL employees instead of foreign SAP employees.

    • ali

      agreed!!

  • Ex PTCL ;)

    i cant stop laughing

    even then PTCL HR has no knowledge about their employees, their strength, weakness etc. they rely on EVPs and GMs recommendation (either true or false or biased). PTCL with the lowest salary rate and lowest motivation for their employees, buys such most expensive solutions good for nothing.

  • Ex PTCL ;)

    i cant stop laughing

    even then PTCL HR has no knowledge about their employees, their strength, weakness etc. they rely on EVPs and GMs recommendation (either true or false or biased). PTCL with the lowest salary rate and lowest motivation for their employees, buys such most expensive solutions good for nothing.

    • ali

      hahahahahahah!!! chines companies making them fool selling old fashioned and non futuristic equipment…. hahhahaah and they are get all beco they have no plan no aim.. just run run run in the way their manager point…

  • ali

    I can bet current employees have no expertise on SAP. even the related one. they use to relay on their vendor to complete the work..
    PTCL is just like a box sucking Pakistanis money and through it to UAE/?.. and from UAE to other international companies…