On the 11th of February, SAP SE via Newswire Today has announced that Lapu-Lapu Leisure Inc is getting ready to go digital for its latest resort and casino project by adopting SAP procure-to-pay solution.
SAP SE has announced that the Emerald Bay Resort and Casino is getting ready to be accomplished within budget and on-time opening after the developer, Lapu-Lapu Leisure Inc. welcomed SAP Ariba solutions to improve the efficiency of its procurement processes.
Lapu-Lapu Leisure is a member of the PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., which is the gaming and hospitality arm of the Udenna Group. The Emerald Bay Resort and Casino is expected to be one of the Philippines’ largest business and leisure destinations. It will feature 838 hotel rooms, 35 high-fashion boutiques, 18 specialty restaurants, and 3,000-capacity ballroom. The gaming centre will have 146 gaming tables and 1,186 electronic gaming machines.
Lapu-Lapu Leisure Inc. has chosen the SAP Ariba Snap procure-to-pay solution to get it started on its processes digitalised. With this transition, Lapu-Lapu Leisure Inc. has eliminated the need for manual and paper-based procurement practices in an attempt to support its aggressive growth plans.
The developer deployed solutions from the SAP Ariba supplier marketplace in less than 12 weeks and has already replaced old processes with more efficient digital ones. It has begun its job of speeding up the approvals, delivery, and payments while the company puts more focus on the business outcomes.
Mean Bernal, the procurement manager of Udenna Corp., shared that SAP Ariba Snap has helped the developer in meeting the requirements for the procurement system that they had in mind.
“It will help us ease the process by automating the system so we can concentrate on doing what we do best: building world-class resorts.”
Bernal added that the SAP Ariba procure-to-pay solution would be the system to be used for the future projects of the PH Resorts Group as well.
Lapu-Lapu Leisure earned the reputation as the first adopter of SAP Ariba Snap in the country, and the developer will benefit from the SAP’s accumulated years of experience in delivering market-leading solutions and best practices.
Elvie Bantug, the IT director of Lapu-Lapu Leisure, shared that the partnership with SAP for the Emerald Bay digitalisation project has made things easier for the company.
“We do not have to redo the integration development processes when we roll out the system to other departments. And SAP Ariba Snap provides us with access to the same powerful solutions that Fortune 500 companies use for simpler, smarter sourcing.”
Chris Haydon, the senior vice president of Customer Value for SAP Ariba, shared the value of efficiency and excellence in procurement when it comes to business growth regardless of the organisation’s size.
Lapu-Lapu Leisure is just one of the growing number of companies that are stepping up their digital transformation efforts in the Philippines. They have partnered with Deloitte in implementing the SAP Ariba Snap procure-to-pay solution. Deloitte Consulting Philippines’ executive director and country leader Ramon Chito Ramos shared Deloitte’s excitement to work with Lapu-Lapu Leisure’s digital procurement journey.
The five-star hotel and casino is undergoing construction and is scheduled to open this year on Mactan Island near the city of Cebu.