STC, SAP Partner to Empower Public Sector and SME Scalability

 | SAP – Riyadh

Secure SAP Cloud Solutions Help Organizations to Run in Real-Time and Scale Up Quickly;

STC and SAP announced a strategic partnership agreement at GITEX to cooperate on the provision of cloud-based subscription model enterprise software solutions to organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector in the Kingdom.

As per the agreement and arrangements between STC and SAP, most SAP solutions and workloads are now supported on the STC Cloud, allowing new and existing customers to rollout or expand current SAP based solutions without the need for CAPEX based investments in hardware or software.

For public sector customers, adopting the STC cloud for future SAP system expansions represents significant savings in information communication technology (ICT) expenses. For private sector customers, small and medium sized enterprises can now scale up their business quickly through digitization based on SAP solutions running on the STC cloud.

“Saudi organizations need smooth running digitized services to scale and remain competitive and contribute effectively to meeting the objectives of the National Transformational Program 2020, key to achieving on Vision 2030. Applying SAP based solutions structured on STC’s cloud gives decision makers at public and private sector organizations real-time insights for faster and higher impact decisions needed to scale up quickly,” said Sultan Bin Saeed, CEO of STC Solutions, the national operator’s system integration focused arm.

The solutions will run on the SAP HANA in-memory platform via secure private clouds running on STC’s data centers in the Kingdom. SAP is seeing strong interest for the S/4HANA real-time business suite, the Digital Boardroom, Business Intelligence, and Customer Relationship Management.

“With STC’s world-class network infrastructure and a cloud-based subscription model, Saudi organizations of all sizes and industries can easily adopt the solutions that will drive Saudi Vision 2030’s digital transformation goals,” said Ahmed Al-Faifi, Managing Director, SAP Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Bahrain.

STC Solutions is a subsidiary of the national operator by the same name, focused on developing and managing state of the art information communication technology (ICT) services, as well as providing solutions in the same field. STC Solution provides system integration, network consulting and integration, and network and desktop outsourcing. Furthermore, the company provides solutions based on cloud computing, data centers, business continuity, and online services.

Dr. Sultan Binsaeed, CEO of STC Advanced Solutions (left) and Ahmed Al-Faifi, Managing Director, SAP Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Bahrain (right) announce a partnership on cloud solutions.

Cloud will benefit organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector in the Kingdom.

About STC
STC is the largest provider of information communication technology services (ICT) services in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Being the leading operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, STC has a customer base of more than 32 million customers. Internationally, STC has presence in nine countries with a customer base close to 150 million.

STC has a long history of industry leadership in embracing the latest technology for innovative services. STC became the first operator in Middle East and North Africa to launch LTE 4G network followed by FTTH in 2011. STC operated mobile network covers almost 99% of the populated area of the Kingdom. STC also operates and participates in the most elaborate international maritime and main network cables in the region with a measured length of more than 147,000 kilometers.

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About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 300,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit Follow SAP on Twitter: @SAPMENA, @SAPMENANews

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