Kuwait spending on ERP to increase by 25 per cent in 2010, says Sage Software

Published February 14th, 2010 - 07:44 GMT

Kuwaiti spending on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is set to increase by 25 per cent in 2010, according to Sage Software, the leading global supplier of ERP, CRM and HRM solutions to medium and large organisations. As part of its strategy to leverage the steady ERP growth in the country, the company has teamed up with its Kuwait-based partners Eastern Solutions and Arabesque Group to launch the latest version of ‘Sage Accpac ERP 5.6’, in a roadshow held earlier this month at the JW Marriot in Kuwait. In addition, the event also highlighted ‘Sage Accpac Intelligence’, a solution under the ‘Sage Accpac Extended Enterprise Suite’.

The consumer-focused ‘Sage Accpac ERP 5.6’ is the culmination of the top requested customer enhancements gathered from Sage Software’s research, which have been combined to allow users to streamline and better manage operations with inventory control process improvements. Adoption of this new solution can also provide a faster and more accurate view of cash position with improved workflow in System Manager Bank Services, and facilitates the transformation of data into strategic decision-making intelligence to improve visibility into the business. Sage Software also provides free training on ‘Sage Accpac ERP 5.6’, and an enhanced installation and activation process.

Speaking at the roadshow, Reggie Fernandes, Sales Manager Gulf Region, Sage Software, said, “The launch of ‘Sage Accpac ERP 5.6’ here in Kuwait marks an important new development in the way ERP impacts local organizations’ efficiency and profitability. The latest version of our flagship ERP solution offers all our customers the functionalities they are looking for and more, with its many user-requested enhancements as well as its capacity to dynamically link processes through improved ‘Sage CRM’ integration. Our continuous efforts to enhance this product underline our commitment to the Kuwaiti market, and we are happy to be undertaking this event here alongside our hardworking partners - Eastern Solutions and Arabesque Group for the second year.”

Participants at the event also gave a positive response to the new ‘Sage Accpac Intelligence’, a solution that empowers users to quickly and easily obtain the information needed for operations and strategic planning by effortlessly creating reports and analyzing data using Microsoft Excel. By lessening the time spent on pulling the data together, the solution allows decision makers to analyse and interpret the information in less time to make prompt, and insightful decisions. It also provides staff with vital information when they need it, thereby improving collaboration and productivity, and makes complex reporting easier through seamless integration, which eliminates redundant data entry.

“These new solutions will provide tremendous help to organisations who are seeking to strategically position themselves and gain the lead in the impending upturn. We have packed them with multi-national and multi-company capabilities that will simplify management of data from multiple companies, in addition to technologies to secure business integrity. Our plan is to aggressively address the needs of the Kuwaiti market by developing solutions that will add value to our customers’ operations, so that our local clients, which include NBK Capital, Bader Al Sultan, Al Ghanim Industries, Gulf University of Science & Technology, Hits Telecom, Al Fanar Investment Company and Al Manar Financing & Leasing will be the first to benefit from the latest innovations in IT solutions,” concluded Fernandes.

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