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CII enables Indian MSMEs to access global markets with SAP’s Global Bharat
Nov 06, 2020

With an aim to pave the way for Indian MSMEs to access global markets, CII partners with SAP to take the Global Bharat Program to its members. With this initiative, CII members will get access to global marketplace, support in skilling their workforce to increase their readiness and relevance in evolving environment and commence on their digital transformation journey with SAP.

By providing access to over 6400 MSME direct members and over 2 lakh indirect membership from 298 national and regional sectoral industry bodies, CII’s purpose is to equip MSMEs with digital technologies that will further them to create demand for their products and transact globally.

With the Global Bharat Program, CII members can access SAP Ariba Discovery network, register themselves as suppliers for free, get sales enquiries and sell their products worldwide.

Additionally, CII members will also have the opportunity to digitally upskill their workforce through SAP India’s Code Unnati by accessing more than 240 courses on Digital Financial, Soft Skills, Productivity Technologies etc. These will be available through an application for people to access via their android smartphone devices, helping them adapt to the new working environments.

“The pandemic has affected the way businesses used to function, pushing organizations to adopt and rely on technology to stay relevant in the market. Our purpose of collaborating with SAP and bringing in Global Bharat program for our members is to help them to the best of our ability in finding a solid footing during these unprecedented times. We truly believe that this initiative will help our Indian MSMEs to transform themselves digitally and empower them to take their business to the global level,” said Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman, CII National MSME Council.

“When we launched the Global Bharat program back in June 2020, we set an objective to help Indian MSMEs become globally competitive by enabling them with digital tools and solutions. We are excited that CII shares our vision to help Indian MSMEs seize this opportunity and emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient than ever.” said Subramanian Ananthapadmanabhan, Vice President and Head of General Business, SAP Indian Subcontinent.

About CII
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. For 125 years, CII has been working on shaping India's development journey and, this year, more than ever before, it will continue to proactively transform Indian industry's engagement in national development. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with around 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from 298 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. Visit:

About SAP
SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit

6 November 2020

New Delhi 

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