Jordan becoming as emerging hub for ME region’s IT industry, says Sage Software

Published November 23rd, 2010 - 09:30 GMT

The presence of advanced data and IT infrastructure combined with strong government support and a highly skilled and IT proficient resources have played key factors in Jordan's emergence as a new IT hub for the Middle East region, says Sage Software, the leading global supplier of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) Solutions to medium and large organizations. According to the leading global software provider, Jordan's steady growth in the region's booming IT segment has helped create an ideal business environment for both local and foreign companies. To help highlight the rapid growth Jordan's IT industry, Sage Software hosted today (November 23, 2010) a special workshop entitled, 'Accelerate Out of the Downturn', at the Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan. The event was aimed at showcasing Sage Software's wide range of products and solutions and how it can help local businesses in their bid to face current challenges brought about by the current economic downturn.

During the event, Sage Software shared key techniques and strategies that businesses can utilize in trying to increase productivity and efficiencies like automating cash flow and collecting management; getting detailed insight on business and staff performance; monitoring sales metrics with real time visibility; responding to changing customer needs and demands and automating processes to help ensure maximum productivity. Ramzi Qushair, Director Consulting, Deloitte & Touche, Deloitte was invited to speak on key topics like Challenges in today's CFO's; ERP as an essential tool for CFO operations; and how CFO's can use ERP to cut on operational costs and optimize the use of complex and expensive systems. Ammar Mango, Chief Knowledge Officer, Method and Hani Massad, Group IT Director, Abu-Khader Group, also talked about how Sage CRM has helped their businesses accelerate out of the downturn.

"Jordan is closely positioning itself as one of the region's premier IT hubs; a move made possible with the presence of advanced IT and data infrastructure, strong backing from the government and a highly skilled IT workforce," said Vikram Suri, Managing Director, Sage Software Middle East. "The country's political stability has also played a key role in attracting major international companies like Sage Software to strategically explore business and IT opportunities with the private sector. This has allowed us to introduce Sage's wide range of products and services to Jordan companies that are looking for essential solutions that can help them recover and stay afloat amid the global financial crisis."

'Accelerate Out of the Downturn' is part of Sage Software's series of roadshow seminars to be held in key locations around the Middle East region. The seminars aim to help companies recover from the impact of the global crisis by implementing profitable software that can help create positive results for their operations. Previous editions of the seminar have been held recently in Dubai and Sharjah, UAE. Sage Software is backed by a 13,000 strong workforce and offers highly customizable ERP, CRM and HRM solutions that easily adopt a company's local requirements and solve business challenges. With a focus on helping regional companies improve the services they provide to clients while leveraging customer contact information for targeted marketing, 'Accelerate Out of the Downturn' will also highlight the global CRM perspective and how CRM is becoming a norm and important pillar of success for future business.

"Our 'Accelerate Out of the Downturn' series has received strong reception from the Middle East region's business community. These events complement our commitment to help companies and enterprises in their bid to defeat the downturn and also promoting the increase in productivity and efficiencies in their operations. Sage Software looks forward to strengthening its presence in Jordan and be a major player in its rapidly developing IT segment, "concluded Suri. 

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