Up to 120 ICT roles will be created in Melbourne as SAP establishes a mission control centre (MCC) in the city.
The MCC will be staffed by up to 20 senior consultants and project directors while 100 more jobs will be created to meet SAP’s growing Victorian customer base. The centre will be operational by June 2013.
SAP plans to implement video conferencing technology so that Melbourne staff and their counterparts in India can work to deliver combined software services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Victorian technology minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said the Coalition government is looking forward to working on more collaboration projects with SAP India in the future.
“This partnership is a good example of Victoria and India working together by leveraging India’s software development capability and Victoria’s project management and delivery expertise,” he said in a statement.
According to Rich-Phillips, the state’s ICT industry generates $29 billion in revenue and $2.45 billion in exports annually.
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