JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A PARTNERSHIP between a global software firm and a waste management company is helping address the problems around waste disposal in African cities.
Systems Applications Products (SAP), the market leader in enterprise application software, has partnered with waste management expert PROLOGA, to address such challenges.
The partnership, which follows the realization growing urban populations are placing heavy demands on modern waste disposal, covers such areas as route planning, real-time equipment oversight, staff management and citizen services to meeting regulatory benchmarks and forward-planning through data collection and predictive analytics.
The SAP Waste and Recycling application melds seamlessly with an SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, implemented by experienced partners such as Yash Technologies.
Through this solution managers can control equipment age, track disposal bins, align pickup schedules to refuse levels in bins, plan routes with on-the-ground feedback, comply to environmental laws, facilitate recycling economies and more.
SAP waste management technology solutions are currently also playing a role in helping manage issues related to infectious disease outbreaks in Africa, such as cholera and Ebola.
In another example, the central African nation of Gabon is growing its appeal as a tourism destination by tackling the waste problems of its capital Libreville.
The city’s inhabitants also quickly cottoned onto the benefits of a cleaner
environment, resulting in less littering and proactive beautification of the area.
South Africa, the continent’s most advanced economy, also has its suite of unique challenges.
The partnership between SAP and PROLOGA, both headquartered in Germany, aligns with the concept of Smart Cities.
A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets.
– CAJ News