MAF picks Wipro as strategic IT Partner
Dubai, June 5, 2013
Dubai-based Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, a leading developer of some of the region’s leisure concepts and experiences, has signed up Wipro as the company's new strategic IT partner.
As part of the five-year engagement, Wipro will support the implementation of an ERP solution as well as provide managed services, including infrastructure platforms and applications support for the business arm of the Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) group of companies.
Founded in 1992, MAF is one of the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneers with operations in 12 countries and over 24,000 employees.
MAF Ventures develops and operates all the leisure and entertainment facilities at Majid Al Futtaim malls including Ski Dubai in addition to growing its brand portfolio within third-party malls across the region. It is also parent to a consumer finance company and a fashion retail business.
Wipro’s managed services offering will involve supplying the hardware, hosting it and enabling Data Center and disaster recovery on cloud for Majid Al Futtaim Ventures. This will ensure improved asset management, operational efficiency, robust back office operations and business continuity.
As part of the ERP implementation, Wipro will also engage with MAF Ventures to set up a finance shared services center, thereby allowing transactional accounting operations to be standardized, more controlled, effective and efficient across the business.
Mukund Seetharaman, the general manager & business head - Gulf, Wipro said: “We are happy to partner with MAF Ventures, which is a value enhancing business arm of the prestigious Majid Al Futtaim group of companies. This engagement will further strengthen Wipro’s positioning in the Middle East market, a key focus area for us for the past decade."-TradeArabia News Service