Lansteinar sets up base in Dubai

Retail solutions provider starts regional operations to provide customers with the Navision suite from Microsoft Business Solutions.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  September 30, 2003

Alpha Landsteinar a leading provider of Navision software from Microsoft Business Solutions has started operations in Dubai to cater to retail companies in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

"Retail is a booming industry in the Middle East, as shown by the new shopping malls and expanded duty free operations being unveiled across the region. We want to be the no.1 supplier of retail software by 2006 for MENA", said Ole Milan, managing director for Landsteinar Middle East.

According to IDC's recent study on the ERP market for the MENA region investments by retail companies would have an average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) OF 14.7% through 2007, accounting for 5.5% of the overall ERP spending.

"A wave of companies in the Middle East - both family-owned local supermarkets and international shopping brands - are deploying retail management technology to interact with their supply chain and respond more quickly to customers' needs," said Milan.

Founded in 1997, Alpha Landsteinar works with Microsoft as authorized Navision solutions partner. Landsteiner which curently employs over 85 people already has Spinney's, Adidas and other retail companies as its customers.

Navision was acquired by Microsoft in July 2002 as a key part of its enterprise technology solutions strategy for the small and medium enterprise market.

Worldwide the company services over 134 clients with 2000 implementations of its retail solutions in 26 countries, from its 7 offices.

"Landsteinar's retail operations cover everything form point-of-sale, through to the back-office billing and shipping operations, and are our business consultants ensure that companies rapidly realize a competitive advantage from their technology investment", added Milan.

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