Successful start to phase one of cutting-edge ICT project to enhance efficiency, transparency and performance across all group entities
DOHA, Qatar — Qatar Investors Group (QIG), one of the Qatar’s major development catalysts, is preparing for its next stage of growth with the support of cutting-edge information and communication technology (ICT) solutions from SAP.
|Implemented by QIG’s IT team and SAP partner Fujitsu Consulting, phase one of the ambitious project is already streamlining and controlling the day-to-day data flow across all QIG entities and ensuring world-class performance in key areas such as financial management, supply chain, sales, distribution, plant maintenance, quality control, production planning and production execution. For the next step, QIG is set to introduce a host of further innovations, including systems pertaining to human capital management, internal communication and collaboration, document management, analytics, business process modeling (BPM), mobility and balanced scored card (BSC). HE Abdulla Bin Nasser Al Misnad, Chairman of the QIG company and SAP project sponsor, said;|
“QIG’s multi-pronged approach to building Qatar’s future has been tremendously successful to date, but we cannot be complacent and we must seek to improve wherever possible. By teaming up with SAP we will have greater control, greater visibility and greater capacity to deliver all our services and maximize our shareholder value. The latest ICT technology is at the very heart of our continued evolution and we look forward to the next steps with high expectations.”Tamer Amin, QIG Group IT Director and SAP project manager, said: “This is an ongoing process to position QIG as a more desirable business partner with greater perspective, intelligence and efficiency. SAP will empower QIG not only by leveraging, streamlining and controlling day to day data flow in a profound manner, but also through establishing industry best practices, creating tremendous added value for our stakeholders. By continuing to evolve SAP best practice and innovation, we can elevate our organization to an entirely new level of operational performance and excellence.” QIG is widely recognized as a leader in the provision of business, cement manufacturing and investment services and products across Qatar by creating value for customers, shareholders, employees and the wider community.
QIG entities include QIG Industries (turnkey project development consultants), QIG catering, QIG- Marine Services (shipping and logistics operations and solutions), QIG- Technology (mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair), QIG- Aviation Services (aircraft inspection and repairs) and QIG- Project Development (multifaceted construction catalysts).QIG’s services are set to be much in demand in the coming years, with Qatar’s 2012-13 major product budget alone standing at QR62bn, up 25% on the previous year. Highlights include provisions for Doha Port, New Doha International Airport, sewage facilities, rail network and urban development in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Gergi Abboud, Managing Director – Gulf Region, SAP MENA, added:
“QIG is all about innovation, collaboration and imaginative partnership. Its contributions to Qatar have been immense and its future is extraordinarily bright. These are exciting times for Qatar with massive development plans in the pipeline and the capacity to attract the attention of the entire world. QIG will be playing a notable role in realizing these breathtaking visions and SAP is proud to contribute wherever it can.”
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