SAP solutions for Etihad Rail
Dubai, December 5, 2011
Etihad Rail will be supported in the development of its 1,200 km railway across the UAE by cutting-edge business software solutions from SAP.
SAP is collaborating with HCL Technologies to implement the solutions, said a statement.
One of the most important and ambitious transport projects in Middle Eastern history, the Dh40 billion ($11 billion) development will connect the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the West and Oman via Al Ain in the East.
“Etihad Rail intends to become not only a source of national pride but also the most trusted mode of transport across the Emirates: a safe, efficient and sustainable transport system forming a new logistics network,” said Graeme Overall, business development director, Etihad Rail.
“We have the right ERP system partners in SAP and HCL Technologies. SAP’s software solutions are proven in our industrybringing us integrated business processes and effective use of complex data. HCL brings global experience in implementation of similar projects and local knowledge and expertise,providing us with the right partner for implementation”.
Sam Alkharrat, managing director, SAP Mena, added: “We are delighted to support Etihad Rail on this hugely important and influential project. With an innovative development blueprint and admirable sustainability credentials, it is a perfect fit for both SAP’s business solution offerings and overarching business philosophy.”
“This win further consolidates our leadership position in large, transformational projects for which we are well known globally,” said Virender Aggarwal, president HCL Technologies, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
“In this engagement, we have the winning combination of local knowledge, our global expertise in Railways and logistics sector, and the right partners. At HCL, we believe in combining best-in-class global practices with execution excellence to create value for our clients and we are committed to make this strategic initiative a landmark success in the region,” he said. –TradeArabia News Service