Bahrain school to install ERP system
Manama, May 8, 2010
State-owned Bahrain Polytechnic recently signed a contract with International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS), a major IT services provider, for the implementation of the Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
The system incorporates Banner’s ERP application for online enrolment and registration of students. It includes an e-gateway for financial and administrative affairs, as well as an archiving application, and e-learning systems.
“Part of the board of trustees’ strategic development goals, include improving efficiency of the Polytechnic’s administrative systems and online services, which then, allows us to avail the best for our students,” said John W Scott, chief executive of Bahrain Polytechnic.
“Bahrain Polytechnic will also be able to provide services to all its students, whether in the region or internationally. New services will be made available to faculty members, partnering companies, parents, institutions, and educational organizations involved with the Polytechnic,” he added.
Khalid Faraj Al-Saeed, managing director and general manager of ITS, expressed that recent developments in the Bahraini higher education sector have created many challenges especially in technical aspects for universities, including Bahrain Polytechnic.
He added that ITS is constantly innovating with unique technological programs and solutions which are custom-made to accommodate the requirements of its partners in the education sector.
Khalid Al-Ameeri, ITS regional director and deputy general manager for the Gulf Region, said that what sets ITS apart was the availability of qualified Arab human resources who specialized in application of university and higher education programmes.
This, he noted, is a natural outcome of the company’s long-term policy, adopted in 1981, of investing in training and development of specialists from the Arab world. The strategy has proven successful, where international programs are applied while taking into account the nature of universities in the Middle East, as well as providing job opportunities of international standards.
The system being deployed by ITS, is the Banner, owned by the American SunGard SCT Co, which has been implemented in more than 1,800 universities worldwide, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service