Himanshu Shrivastava, Chief Technology Officer at Al-Futtaim Group, and Zakaria Haltout, Managing Director for SAP UAE, signing the partnership agreement in the presence of Omar Al Futtaim Vice Chairman and CEO of Al-Futtaim Group and Christian Klein, global CEO and Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. Image Credit: Supplied

UAE’s Al-Futtaim Group has partnered with SAP to adopt RISE, a customised solution to ensure a quick and seamless transition of key systems to the cloud.

Once implemented, all of Al-Futtaim Group’s business systems will be fully integrated in the cloud.

Himanshu Shrivastava, Chief Technology Officer at Al-Futtaim Group, said: “In line with our continued pursuit of excellence, the comprehensive SAP solution we are implementing incorporates sustainability metrics, industry best practices, extensibility, analytics and business process intelligence. We will have full visibility over all areas of operations, supported by data-driven insights and the flexibility necessary to respond with agility to changes in customer needs and market fluctuations. Importantly, the solution will also enable enhanced customer, partner and employee experiences, with greater engagement and consistency across touch points.”

Among the new SAP cloud solutions Al-Futtaim Group will implement is SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that enables automation of business processes, reduces total cost of ownership, provides 360-degree visibility over all operations, and is adaptable for multiple industry needs to ensure accurate reporting and compliance. Benefits include end-to-end, integrated finance capabilities, as well as enhanced procurement, supply chain and inventory management; seamless and personalised customer journeys; and self-service capabilities.

Zakaria Haltout, Managing Director for SAP UAE, said: “With this partnership, Al-Futtaim Group is positioning itself as a transformational leader in adopting new technologies to deliver better value to its customers, employees and partners. Leveraging SAP’s expertise in regional automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health markets, and with Microsoft Azure’s comprehensive cloud infrastructure, we are confident this partnership will enable Al-Futtaim Group to achieve operational excellence and drive continued success for the company.