Trinity University Joins the SAP® University Alliances Program

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Susie P. Gonzalez
Aug. 17, 2012

Trinity University Joins the SAP® University Alliances Program

Information technology knowledge designed to give students competitive edge

SAN ANTONIO - Trinity University has joined the SAP® University Alliances program, a global endeavor that provides university faculty members with the tools and resources necessary to teach students how technology can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking and gives students the skills to add immediate value to the marketplace.

SAP University AlliancesStudents who participate in the program gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art software and grow skills relevant to their careers and chosen fields, said officials with the global initiative that has more than 1,000 member campuses in more than 60 countries.

"The knowledge Trinity students learn from this program will make them more competitive in the market," said Ruben Mancha, assistant professor of information systems. As the SAP faculty coordinator at Trinity, he will be the first one to incorporate the use of SAP technologies into two business courses this fall semester.

SAP University Alliances provides valuable services tailored to the needs of Trinity, including: 

  • The SAP University Alliances community - The program features an advanced, interactive Web portal designed for the academic population worldwide that connects faculty, students, SAP customers and partners, and SAP internal experts.
  • Hosting services - Trinity gains access to SAP Business Suite software via hosting from an SAP-licensed, non-profit University Competence Center, which means there is no need to invest in a costly data center infrastructure to participate in the program.
  • Curriculum support - SAP sponsors new curriculum efforts in the academic community in order to build a collection of ready-to-use, faculty-developed course materials that can be shared among member campuses.
  • Professional development and networking - Trinity professors can take advantage of free SAP-sponsored curriculum workshops offered during semester breaks and annual academic conferences for members.  

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software, offering enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI) and related applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. Global demand for certified SAP professionals increases every year, and SAP is dedicated to helping universities enable students to hit the ground running at companies using SAP software.