Savannah Cement Limited, headquartered in Nairobi, competes in one of the most competitive markets in Kenya. Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world with about three tons used annually for each man, woman, and child. Twice as much concrete is utilized around the world than the total number of all other building materials, including wood, steel, plastic, and aluminum (wbsdcement.org).
As a fairly young company with already 13% market share, Savannah Cement’s 250-employee-business is extremely ambitious, and to build a competitive edge over competing companies, Savannah Cement turned to innovation.
To keep pace with future trends, Savannah Cement partnered with SAP and was the first company in Africa to deploy SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA.
Already the company is vastly improving its database handling and functionality. The result is lower administrative costs, fewer operational meetings (down from three to just one per day), and faster end-of-period reporting (down from eight to ten days to just two days).
In addition, staff efficiency has increased and customers are happier than ever.
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