Mahindra Satyam wins Qatar university contract
Doha, April 13, 2011
Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, has clinched a major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) contract from Qatar University.
Mahindra Satyam, the brand name of Satyam Computer Services, said the contract will be implemented over a nine-month period.
It will cover the end-to-end implementation of the Oracle E-Biz Suite R12, which would streamline the various business processes of the university’s different departments and provide real time MIS abilities to give management better decision-making, it stated.
Qatar University said it had signed up Mahindra Satyam as its partner mainly because of its experience in Oracle ERP implementations in Qatar and across the world.
The university faced key challenges in the automation and integration of various business functions, which acted as a main hindrance to increase productivity.
The implementation of Oracle E-Biz Suite R12 is expected to integrate the different functional areas; ensure visibility and availability of real time MIS; help standardize business processes, create a smoother business work flow and enable better inventory control and optimization.
“This project complements the country’s move towards developing smart cities and reinforcing the education sector’s vital role in the development of the same," said Saeed Rashid Al-Athba, IT director, Qatar University.
"The implementation of Oracle's comprehensive product suite will help us strengthen financial management and control, supply chain management, customer service and HR functionalities," he noted.
"Mahindra Satyam’s strategic partnership in the long run looks towards creating a hub of IT excellence that will provide best-of-class learning capabilities that reaches out not only within the confines of the university but also to other Gulf countries."
This implementation, said Al Athba, will help Qatar University improve the daily management processes and operations of the university - enabling the management to focus on the core business and remain competitive.
Bobby Gupta, vice president and head of Mena, Mahindra Satyam, said, "This strategic partnership will allow us to create and integrate a smoother flow of information within the different departments of the university."
"Mahindra Satyam is committed to marking its presence in Qatar, one of the region’s leading proponents in the development of center of excellence for sports, education, healthcare and e-Government, he added.-TradeArabia News Service