Yingli Green, the world's largest vertically PV manufacturer, has entered a strategic partnership agreement with German software company, SAP.
Under the terms of the agreement, Yingli Green Energy will apply SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and business intelligence solutions.
The implementation of the ERP software and the business intelligence solutions is designed to be accomplished in four phases. Yingli Green Energy expects the first phase of the project to be online in October 2013.
The importance of the deal was underlined by SAP which has appointed its vice president in China as a member of the project steering committee. SAP has also established a supervisory team to ensure the successful completion of the project.
Commenting on the strategic partnership, Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy, said: “By leveraging SAP's market-leading ERP software and business intelligence solutions, we hope to further optimise our global management efficiency, streamline our processes across all functional divisions, enable efficient decision making process based on reliable and real-time business data, and ultimately, enhance our competitiveness and drive the sustainable growth of our business globally.”