Almarai Implements SAP HR Solution to Increase Workforce Productivity

SAP NEWSBYTESaudi-based Almarai, the largest integrated dairy foods company in the world, has successfully implemented the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution, to increase the productivity of its workforce through the automation of HR processes.

“Almarai has enjoyed a strategic working partnership with SAP for almost a decade, and when we wanted to increase workforce productivity by streamlining internal processes, the company was a natural fit because of its industry-proven expertise in the HCM arena,” said Abdulrahman Al Turaigi, GM (Support Services), Almarai.

“The use of a centralized database enables employees and management to access up-to-date, reliable information that supports HR and business-related decisions, and increases efficiency, further enabling our company’s growth and development,” continued Turaigi.

Five chief HR processes were automated as a result of the implementation of the SAP ERP HCM solution, allowing the Almarai workforce to complete forms, such as those required for annual contract renewals, transfer processes, and holiday requests, online. The electronic flow of such HR information – as opposed to the printed forms used previously that often had to be couriered to multiple sites – has significantly increased efficiency at Almarai, especially for those staff situated in remote locations.

“SAP’s vision is for companies of all sizes to become best-run businesses. In today’s challenging business environment, best-run companies have clarity across all aspects of their business, which allows them to act quickly with increased insight, efficiency, and flexibility,” said Abdul-Raheem Bawazeer, Managing Director for SAP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Almarai recognizes that the achievement of the organization depends on the quality, effort, and co-operation of its employees, the automation of core processes, such as employee administration, payroll, and legal reporting. All these increase efficiency and support compliance with changing global and local regulations,” continued Bawazeer.

By using SAP solutions, companies of all sizes, including small businesses and midsize companies, can reduce costs, optimize performance, and gain the insight and agility needed to close the gap between strategy and execution. To help customers get the most out of their IT investments so that they can maximize their business performance, SAP professionals deliver the highest level of service and support.

Almarai Company is based in Riyadh and its network extends throughout the Arabian Peninsula, leading and influencing the agricultural, dairy processing, and food distribution industries, with over 40,000 customers across the GCC.

SAP ERP HCM is a comprehensive, integrated human resources management solution that delivers global capability. SAP ERP HCM gives organizations in all industries worldwide the tools needed to manage their most important asset: people. The solution helps executives, HR professionals, and line-of-business (LOB) leaders to forecast, plan, and hire the best talent, as well as cultivate the skills of and train their workforce.

Abdul-Raheem Bawazeer,

Managing Director,

SAP Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Al Turaigi,

GM (Support Services),



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