A worldwide shortage of SAP related skills threatens the viability of many Enterprise Systems implementations limits the adoption of Enterprise Systems in developing countries. SAP, the leading Enterprise Systems vendor, has established its University Alliance Program (UAP) to help address these skill shortages. The SAP UAP provides the opportunity for universities to access SAP solutions and associated curriculum, to facilitate teaching, at a reduced cost. This paper proposes that the real cost for universities, to access SAP solutions, varies from country to country presenting a possible barrier for developing countries. A number of alternative options are presented to lessen this barrier.
Hawking, Paul, "The Dilemma Of Addressing SAP Skills Shortages In Developing Countries." (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 155.