Tejari starts next phase of development

Business to business (B2B) marketplace, Tejari is embarking on the next phase of its development at Gitex today.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  October 12, 2002

Business to business (B2B) marketplace, Tejari is embarking on the next phase of its development at Gitex today. The site has spent the last two years building its virtual trading community, “but now procurement has matured, and it’s time to open a new chapter,” says Saqib Iqbal, VP, operations, Tejari. “We have been looking around the market and decided to bring more solutions to market in addition to procurement services,” he adds.

Tejari’s new chapter comes in the form of an online collaborative project management tool that visitors to the show can witness for the first time. The tool, which is initially being targeted at Tejari’s 80 member companies from the construction and materials industries, will enable organisations to reduce project costs and shorten delivery cycles by sharing documents and procuring materials online.

The document management and collaboration application will be hosted on www.tejari .com and accessed by registered users. The online app offers a number of features, including document control, task management, forms, reports, and online conferencing capabilities. The tool also offers 3D model viewing and compatibility with more than 150 2D file formats and MS-Office documents. The online viewer enables desktop application sharing and web-based collaboration via textual chat, voice and even video conferencing.

Tejari doesn’t see the low level of automation in the construction industry as a hurdle to adoption. According to Iqbal, the construction industry, which is booming around the region, is crying out for more efficient ways to conduct business. The fragmented nature of the local market will drive local construction organisations online.

“All the companies need is a web connection, a PC and a browser, and then they can use this system,” says Iqbal.

“We have already tested this solution with some construction companies and we have received a favourable response,” he adds.

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