Saudi reseller creates powerful MBS alliance

Saudi-based Microsoft Business Solutions partners CompuSoft, has acquired a major stake in MBS South African partner Resolution, resulting in the largest MBS partner outside of the USA.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  June 18, 2003

Saudi-based Microsoft Business Solutions partners CompuSoft, has acquired a major stake in a second MBS partner, the South African company Resolution, resulting in the largest MBS partner outside of North America.

The new group will now serve a customer base of around 160 companies, with over 90 full-time employees and a broad range of specialist skills and competencies. Senior spokespeople anticipate that the new group will be able to offer extended services across the Middle East and beyond.

“The Resolution CompuSoft partnership crosses national boundaries and enhances the capabilities of both parties to deliver integrated services and innovative products to a wide range of industry sectors,” said Venkat Raman, channel director - Middle East, Microsoft Business Solutions.

“As more companies in the Middle East look to compete on an international level, they are demanding solutions and services that reflect the global scope of their ambitions, which is why we are delighted to see such international partnerships bloom within the Microsoft Business Solutions partner network,” added Raman.

In addition to increasing its portfolio of international clients, CompuSoft is looking to extend its market presence in the highly lucractive Saudi Arabia IT market.

“This alliance will help us improve the services that we can offer our customers through a stronger team and diversified knowledge base. Our combined team is now well placed to achieve an even more prestigious international position, and provide our customers in the Kingdom with a blend of world-class technology and tailored services,” said Bandar Al Rajhi, managing director, CompuSoft.

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