Abu Dhabi signs deal with Oracle
Abu Dhabi, August 16, 2007
The Abu Dhabi Government has signed an Enterprise License Agreement with Oracle in order to buy Oracle software solutions and support and maintenance services.
This agreement, signed by the Abu Dhabi System and Information Committee (ADSIC) on behalf of the government, formally establishes Oracle as a key technology partner.
Under this agreement, Oracle will license its market-leading software and the Oracle e-Business Suite ERP solution to all Abu Dhabi Government entities. These software applications and solutions will enable these entities eliminate duplication and overlap and maximise synergies in key systems and applications.
Moreover, these solutions will arm the Abu Dhabi Government with better business information to further its goal to establish a modern, efficient and citizen-centric e-Government platform that is best in breed in the world, said a statement.
Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, ADSIC chairman, said: "By virtue of this agreement, Oracle will provide Oracle applications to all Abu Dhabi Government entities at preferential terms. ADSIC will work closely with Oracle to build the capacity and knowledge of Oracle product end-users in the government, through providing a comprehensive training program.
"Oracle’s leadership in applications and ERP solutions were among the key factors influencing our choice of development platform. We are certain that running Oracle solutions will arm the Abu Dhabi Government with tools that will enable more effective decision-making and optimal responsiveness," he said.
Oracle E-Business Suite will also enable ADSIC to realise one of its core mandates for e-Government services, that of providing an electronic link between the local government entities as well as between the Federal Government and other local governments in the UAE.
For his part, Husam Dajani, senior vice president Oracle Middle East & Africa, confirmed that the Abu Dhabi Government is adopting a revolutionary approach in order to improve its services. The implementation of the Oracle E-Business Suite will facilitate the optimisation of the standards of Abu Dhabi Government entities, improving performance and procedures. – TradeArabia News Service