Accountancy juniors team emerges champion at 2020 SAP ERPsim competition

A team of students in the junior year from the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, composed of Rich Anne A. Magsombol, Lian Mae C. Sulit and John Arden Aya Oabel was hailed as the grand winner in the recently concluded SAP ERP Simulation Competition – Distribution Game held on November 20, 2020 via Zoom.

The competition was a business simulation for SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA in which participants used a real ERP system to manage their virtual company in a competitive market. It consisted of three rounds with each round equivalent to running a business for 20 days. The goal of the first round was to maximize sales and minimize expenses. The second round was about inventory management while the last round included sales forecasting.

The team with the highest company value after the three rounds was declared as winner. In the end, the UST team generated the highest company value and was hailed as champion, followed by the team from Asia Pacific University which landed second, and the team from the University of Cordillera which got the third place.  

SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing, while ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. SAP, by definition, is also the name of the ERP software as well as the name of the company. SAP Software, a European multinational company founded in 1972.  

SAP, according to the website, provides “future-proof Cloud ERP solutions that will power the next generation of business.” With its advanced capabilities, SAP can boost the organization’s efficiency and productivity by automating repetitive tasks, making better use of one’s time, money and resources.

The 2020 SAP ERP Simulation Competition was organized by SAP University Alliance and facilitated by Victoria University, Melbourne Australia and hosted by SAP University Council Philippines. It was participated in by various student-teams from different colleges and universities in the country.

The UST team, coached by Ms. Rosalina L. Erece and Asst. Prof. Apollo D. Layug will compete against student teams from other countries in December 2020 for the SAP ERP Simulation Competition – Manufacturing Game.

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