Ramco sees ME playing key role in growth strategy

(Staff Report)
Filed on November 9, 2010

DUBAI - Ramco Systems, a leading information technology firm headquartered in Chennai, sees the Middle East region playing a bigger role in growth strategy, a senior company official said.

The Indian IT company, part of the $875 million Ramco Group, focuses on information technology consulting, product and managed services business. The company has implemented projects in various countries across the region.

“The Middle East region is certainly one of our focus areas. We have been here for some time now and have managed to scale up our operations in accordance to the customer needs here,” Ramco Systems Executive Vice-President for India, Middle East and Africa Shankar told Khaleej Times.

Ramco Systems recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Gulf Precast Concrete Company to offer its full-suite of on-premise ERP-Ramco Enterprise Series 5.0.

As per the agreement, Ramco will implement its end-to-end ERP including supply chain management, HCM and payroll, manufacturing, business intelligence, enterprise asset management, fleet management and a document management system.

Gulf Precast is a leader in the UAE precast concrete industry, with six factories in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. “We are excited to secure an order from GPCC, which is among the top two manufacturers of precast concrete in the UAE. “ He added: “Once again, with this prestigious win, the flexibility, depth and breadth of Ramco’s offering have appealed to the discerning customer,” Shankar said.

The statement added that Ramco Enterprise Series is an end-to-end, integrated and SOA-compliant ERP solution that is designed to ensure operational efficiency, reduce costs, and protect technology investments.

Ramco has over 30 employees in the region. Its clients in the region includ the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Jordan, Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and National Economy, the CERT Group of companies in Abu Dhabi, Gulf Petrochemicals, Al Ghurair Iron and Steel Company and the Alsalam Aircraft Company, Riyadh.

Shankar said that the Middle East currently accounts for 20 per cent of the annual revenues of the Bombay Stock Exchange-listed Ramco Systems.

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