SAP and JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, jointly announced their collaboration in a project to help accelerate the latter’s journey towards digital transformation last July 31, 2018.
The project is part of JG Summit’s vision to be the leading digital conglomerate in the country. Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., believes that this can spur new growth areas for JG Summit’s main corporate arm, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
“Customers in today’s digital shift expect great service experience among all platforms. The challenge for us now is to effectively use the latest technologies that would support a more immersive and interactive customer experience,” said Gokongwei.
Said Carlos G. Santos, CIO of JG Summit Holdings, Inc.: “We only expect good things to happen moving forward. We know that SAP will help us remain competitive at every step of our journey towards digital transformation through their breed of innovative solutions, specifically S/4HANA, over the coming five years.”
SAP is fully supportive of JG Summit’s vision with the SAP account team and SAP Digital Business Solutions (DBS) project teams engaged to help JG Summit run better.
Commenting on the project, Scott Russell, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan, said that “SAP is uniquely positioned to help our customers compete and adapt in the digital economy. With SAP S/4HANA at the heart of the intelligent enterprise, our customers can reimagine their business with a digital core that provides real-time insights and agility. We believe that the best run SAP, together with JG Summit’s vision to be the leading digital conglomerate in the Philippines, with our full support will be able to realize that ambition.”
JG Summit Holdings, Inc. started in 1957 when Universal Corn Products, Inc. was established to operate a cornstarch plant in Pasig City. Today, the company has grown to become the most highly diversified conglomerate in the country, primarily engaged in businesses that serve a growing middle class with rising disposable incomes including air transportation, banking, food manufacturing, hotels, petrochemicals, power generation, real estate and property development, and telecommunications.
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