Indian paint group chooses SAP Leonardo

Kansai Nerolac Paints

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Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited (KNPL), based in Mumbai, will adopt SAP Leonardo to streamline its operations using machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The company will also implement SAP Cloud Platform, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Edge Services, with its initial milestones including transformation of its salesforce effectiveness, supply chain efficiency and manufacturing robustness. SAP deployment methodology and industry accelerators will increase the speed of innovation.

“The arrival of new-age technologies has given rise to an urgent need for digital innovation in the industry,” said Jason Gonsalves, VP – corporate planning, IT, HR and materials, KNPL. “We are aiming to boost our digital quotient with SAP. By being able to rapidly incorporate the next-generation technologies, we will be able to catalyse process innovation at every level of our organisation.”

“With SAP Leonardo, KNPL will be able to automate and augment existing processes while building a smarter business model,” said Subramanian Ananthapadmanabhan, vice president, enterprise business, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “As an early adopter of this revolutionary technology, KNPL is paving the way for the industry to go digital.”

KNPL has been a long-term SAP customer, and back in 2012, was the first company in India to enable greenhouse gas calculation through SAP ERP, following its implementation of the SAP Environment, Health and Safety solution.

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