Saudi construction major implements SAP solution
Al Khobar, April 29, 2012
Saudi Arabia-based Gulf Consolidated Contractors Company (GCC) has bolstered its capabilities with the implementation of cutting-edge IT solutions from SAP, the world’s leading business software company.
By integrating and enhancing its core processes, the conglomerate - which includes the construction arms of Fafco-Petcon (Abdullah Fouad), Abdullah H Al-Shuwayer, Al-Tamimi and Al-Jabr Trading – will be better able to serve key customers such as Saudi Aramco, Saudi Electricity and Sabic, said a statement.
GCC will initially adopt SAP’s Business-in-One solution, which has been specifically tailored to the construction industry to automate systems, improve overall efficiency and provide critical, real-time business insights.
“As Saudi Arabia and the Middle East continue their rapid and visionary evolution, the construction industry must adapt to keep pace,” said Waleed A Abubshait, president, GCC.
“This is a big challenge, but one we are well-placed to meet as long as we never lose sight of innovation in all its forms - least particularly when it comes to IT. To this end, SAP will be a vital ally as we move forward, providing us with a peerless digital platform – be it on site, in the cloud or on our mobile devices – that enables end-to-end visibility, drives sustainable business practices and dramatically enhances acuity for swifter decision-making,” he said.
SAP’s Business All-in-One is designed for rapid implementation, delivers a fast return on investment and has the flexibility to adapt as business needs change. It encompasses every aspect of operations, from project management, procurement and financial control to environmental compliance, quality management and overall business transparency, said the statement.
“GCC’s determination to continually benchmark against the very best and adopt the latest IT technologies is laudable and serves as a tremendous example not only to Saudi Arabia, but also the world’s construction industry as a whole. By using SAP solutions to enhance its processes, empower its employees and maximize value wherever possible, GCC’s future is hugely exciting and something we are genuinely honoured to be part of,” said Sam Alkharrat, managing director, SAP Mena. – TradeArabia News Service