Saudi companies set to upgrade ERP solutions

DUBAI — A survey conducted by Epicor Scala in the Middle East, the Dubai-based regional headquarters of Epicor Software Corporation a provider of integrated enterprise software solutions said that over 75 per cent of manufacturing, services and trading companies in Saudi Arabia were gearing up for new deployments or upgradation of ERP solutions.

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Published: Fri 18 Feb 2005, 11:42 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:25 PM

Announcing the results of the independent survey conducted in association with the leading global research firm, A C Neilson, Ziad Aqrabawi, regional director Epicor Scala MEA said: “The survey results are indicative of the high potential in the Saudi Arabian market for ERP solutions. Being the largest IT market in the region, enterprises across the board in the Kingdom are enthusiastically adopting technology solutions like ERP to bring more competitiveness and efficiency in their business operations.” The key objectives of the survey spanning over 160 companies in the Kingdom were to better understand the nature of decision making process involved in the implementation of ERP solutions in organisations, evaluate the key motivators and barriers to ERP implementation, monitor the current satisfaction levels with available solutions to determine corporate customer expectations and also to assess the potential of the market.

Commenting on the key findings of the survey, Aditya Gokhale, Research Manager AC Neilson said: “There was a fairly high understanding of the benefits of ERP implementation, with over 60 per cent of the respondents citing 'Cost' & 'Process' Efficiency as the key advantages, but this view primarily came from companies that have already implemented ERP solutions."

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