Standard Chartered Bank and Ducab, the UAE-based leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, owned by government related entities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, recently celebrated the implementation of a fully integrated payments solution.
After commencing its roll-out back in 2016, the bank’s Straight2bank solution was intended to give Ducab financial, strategic and operational efficiencies, said a statement.
Not only did the solution standardise communications, but it also ensured complete automation of workflows between the enterprise resource planning (ERP) module and the bank systems – providing better visibility to Ducab accounts across all geographies, it said.
Motasim Iqbal, head of transaction banking at Standard Chartered Bank, UAE, said: “We are very proud to have been selected as one of Ducab’s main collections and payments bank.”
“By facilitating automatic reconciliation, the Bank could deliver seamless and efficient vendor payments capability and full control on the client receivables,” he said.
During a commemorative event at Ducab’s headquarters, Julian Wynter, chief executive officer, Standard Chartered Bank, UAE, said: “Delivering this solution to Ducab reaffirms the bank’s commitment to the UAE’s digital agenda, and allows us to continue playing a key role in supporting the UAE’s national strategy which aims to make the UAE the most innovative nation in the world by 2021.”
Together, Ducab and the bank have been able to deliver a sophisticated and comprehensive, but highly secure, system that has provided a solution to the client’s current and future needs, it added.
Andrew Shaw, managing director, Ducab, said: “Today our company is investing in tools that facilitate a smooth and secured purchasing experience for our customers.”
“Moreover, as the company grows, we will continue to focus on delivering value to all our partners, and that involves building financial structures that make it even easier to do business with us. We are proud to partner with Standard Chartered who have truly understood our vision and business needs,” he added.
On the short-term, the implementation of the solution has resulted in greater productivity at a reduced cost. On the longer term, it resulted in better risk management, higher security and business continuity. The delivery is accelerated by implementing a robust project management governance structure which enhanced the overall delivery experience, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service