PIH Starts Its Digital Transformation Journey with the Kick-off of the SAP Implementation Project
August 1, 2019 – PIH, SAP and Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), a global technology consulting company, officially carried out the kick-off for the ERP Platform, SAP S/4HANA. The project meeting was facilitated by Mr. Jasim Abdul Rahman, PIH Group Senior IT Director and was officially co-led by Mr. Salim Jarrar, UrbaCon Trading and Contracting (UCC), CEO. The meeting was attended by Senior Executives and Managers from UCC, Aura, ASSETS, PIH and its affiliated companies. Senior Directors and Managers from LTI delivered a presentation for the ERP Platform’s project schedule, activation and implementation.
SAP will be implemented across 25 companies within PIH, UCC Holding, Aura Group and ASSETS’ cluster of companies. SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s ERP for large enterprises; the platform will be the digital core for the company, covering all day-to-day processes of an enterprise such as project estimation to execution, order-to-case, procure-to-pay, plan-to-product, request-to-service and core capabilities. The project will also put together shared services function that will comprise of capabilities such as treasury management, payables and payroll processing, planning, financial consolidation, among others.
In the discussion, Mr. Salim Jarrar gave emphasis to the importance of learning the new system, “It’s our job to learn and to fully integrate this ERP Journey. What we are going to get from the system is data and information; this information is power for us. When we get the information, we analyze and utilize it to get things done.” says Mr. Salim.
In the coming weeks, a core team will be constituted and nominated from each company. The core team will lead stringent team building workshops, business process analysis and planning activities.
“The outcome for this mega ERP platform, that is S/4HANA, is to have a simplified architecture in place. Everything will be compressed into one ERP platform for all our subsidiary companies. It’s an ambitious project that we expect to complete in the next 15 months”, explained Mr. Jasim.
Mr. Moutaz Al-Khayyat, Group Chaiman of PIH and UCC considers the investment into SAP and collaboration with LTI, an optimistic development for the company, “This innovation will achieve more informed business decisions and improvement for our company. By adopting and embracing this core-to-edge innovation, we will continue to build and strengthen our operations on all levels of PIH and its subsidiaries”, says Mr. Moutaz Al-Khayyat.
“This partnership is a big opportunity for everyone to be involved, to learn and multiply their skill sets for the benefit of the company” says Mr. Ramez Al-Khayyat, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of the group, “SAP was very carefully selected after a lot of extensive evaluations, and we are making a large investment on SAP to drive an innovative business transformation.”
LTI is a global technology consulting and digital solutions Company helping more than 300 clients succeed in a converging world, with operations in 30 countries. Founded in 1997 as a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited, LTI’s unique heritage is unrivaled real-world expertise to solve the most complex challenges of enterprises across all industries.
About SAP HANA
SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP SE. Its primary function as a database server is to store and retrieve data as requested by the applications. In addition, it performs advanced analytics (predictive analytics, spatial data processing, text analytics, text search, streaming analytics, graph data processing) and includes extract, transform, load (ETL) capabilities as well as an application server.
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