NAIROBI – KENYA Revenue Authority (KRA) is poised to contribute further to the East African’s country’s growth following the adoption of advanced real-time and in-memory technology.
The government agency, to help drive efficiencies, has partnered with SAP, the global market leader in enterprise application software, to implement a core technology application, SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
The new partnership also marks the dawn of a new era, positioning KRA as the first public sector organisation in the East Africa region to adopt SAP’s advanced real-time and in-memory technology.
Ezekiel Saina, Commissioner of Corporate Support Services at KRA, adds the decision means that KRA is adopting new-age technology that can scale, speed, and accelerate decision-making and business management on a truly revolutionary platform.
“This innovative platform, SAP HANA, will assist KRA transform business operations and support the organisation as we adapt and shape our financial industry to meet the demands of the Digital Economy,” says Saina.
As a result of this transformative decision, every process of government from supply management, employee engagement to governance, risk and compliance will now run seamlessly on SAP HANA in real-time, making KRA more citizen-centric, fast and efficient.
Ashley Boag, Acting Managing Director of SAP East Africa, says Kenya is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit and its technological and financial innovations and we are proud to support the KRA as it demonstrates that e-government is an attainable reality.
He thanks Alttab Africa Ltd, an SAP partner, for their assistance and support during KRA’s technology leap.
Boag points out no government can make headway in its vision for implementation without the full adoption of an e-government system.
“As companies across Africa continue to adopt technology and transform their operations, they will become increasingly able to meet the demands of e-government and more importantly, the Digital Economy,” says Boag.
Established in 1995, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Kenyan government to finance service delivery to an estimated population of over 44 million, which increases by one million per annum.
Kenya is East Africa’s biggest economywith gross domestic product at $55 billion.
Growth is anticipated to rise 6,1 percent in 2017.
– CAJ News