The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

August - 2012 - issue > In Conversation

Enabling Value Engineering

Shailendra Sahay
Program Director of Value Engineering (VE) Best Practices Center & Global Benchmarking-SAP Labs India
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Shailendra Sahay
SAP Labs India is SAP's second largest Research & Development and Global Services & Support center in the world. Founded in November 1998, SAP Labs India is one of the four global development hubs
(Germany, US and Israel being others) of SAP that contribute to all areas of the SAP product value chain - Research & Breakthrough Innovation, Product Development, Global Services & Support and Customer
Solutions & Operations. Bridging the gap between local market demands and SAP's development organization, SAP Labs has set standards for excellence in innovation, efficiency, and reliability.

Shailendra Sahay is the Program Director of Value Engineering (VE) Best Practices Center and Global
Benchmarking. His organization runs the SAP Benchmarking Program globally. The organization helps SAP customers assess their business process maturity and gap to industry best practices. Last year, the team in India launched a new self-service benchmarking tool that has made it much easier and faster for organizations to participate in this program. The VE Center, based in Gurgaon is also responsible for rolling-out VE tools and best practices globally in order to standardize and scale VE offerings across all SAP market units.

In a candid chat with Shailendra, we explore SAP’s benchmarking offering that has helped more than 3,000 organizations across the world.

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