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New breed of partner needed to support SMEs’ post-pandemic recovery

As the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic hits South Africa’s business sector, small and medium enterprises are in a fight for their survival. With a slowing economy, low consumer confidence and now a pandemic, SMEs are increasingly in search of tools that can help them build resilience against the ongoing disruption.



According to the Daily Maverick:

• One out three SMMEs reduced salaries between 75% and 100%.

• Prolonged lockdown will force 71% of SMMEs to retrench staff.

Three out of four SMMEs will not survive beyond July 2020 under lockdown.



Imagine the worst-case scenario a few months from now: You go to your local shopping mall. Several shops are empty and deserted. Only a handful of stores in the mall are trading. Inventory has dropped to minimum levels. Cashflow worries on the part of retailers and global logistical slowdowns have badly disrupted the supply of products into our market.

"of relief applications submitted by small businesses to date have been unsuccessful”

Source: CombatCovid survey

68%

Resellers have no choice but to expand their portfolio with what the SME market needs, and since the Covid-19 outbreak, what SMEs need most is the agility, cost-savings and productivity benefits of cloud solutions. While adopting and implementing cloud was generally seen as a nice-to-have or a goal for some time in the future, the very survival of many SMEs now depends on how well they adopt and leverage the many benefits of cloud technologies.


SMEs are looking for cost-efficient cloud solutions that can be implemented and deliver business results quickly. The growing adoption of born-in-the-cloud SME solutions such as SAP’s ByDesign and Business One also gives resellers access to a broader market, as these tools can be used by smaller businesses as well as more established enterprises.


A strong partner ecosystem can help SMEs navigate some of the trickier aspects of cloud adoption and help build innovations that are tailored to the SME market. The pandemic is also forcing some change in how partners and resellers engage with SMEs.




Therefore a 'new breed' of partner is needed to support SMEs’ post-pandemic recovery. Are you one of them?


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Are you considering selling SAP solutions designed for SMEs?


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Next Episode: 19 August 2020
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Price: complimentary

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A two month webinar podcast series dedicated to empowering small businesses, bringing experts together in various industries to discuss the topics that matter most to South African small businesses.

"Over 2 months, starting 5 August, we will host one webcast weekly for an hour. We will assemble effective panelists who will lead the conversation and help us in pragmatic ways. Topics will vary but will be relevant to the urgency of the situation. During this web series, we will release a wealth of resources and tools needed by small businesses, right here at this resource center."

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