Bukhatir Group migrates to Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Middle East, today announced that Bukhatir Group, one of the region's oldest and most diverse trading conglomerates has migrated to Oracle E-Business Suite 11i across its seven business units.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  January 25, 2004

Oracle Corporation, the enterprise software company, today announced that Bukhatir Group, one of the Middle East's oldest and most diverse trading conglomerates has migrated to Oracle E-Business Suite 11i throughout its more than 7 business units. The move will streamline and integrate its accounting, human resources and procurement functions and reduce administrative costs besides provide up to the minute financial reporting, and enhanced visibility and control to be the major benefits of the enterprise-wide project. The Bukhatir Group e-business initiative is one of the few in the Middle East to integrate back-office business processes, including accounting, purchasing, human resources and payroll, all with one internet-based model. As part of its Oracle-based project, Bukhatir Groups diverse business units, ranging from shopping mall, construction, real estate, manufacturing and education will leverage the streamlined Oracle E-Business Suite processes. “The group's e-business project will enable us to integrate all of the key business functions throughout the entire group into one system. Phase one has been successfully completed and we are expecting other group companies to share in this success by rolling out this solution in 2004,” says Salah Bukhatir, vice chairman of the Group”. The Bukhatir Group, one of the UAE’s largest diversified conglomerates with interests in construction, manufacturing, trading, media, retailing, information technology, shopping malls, real estate, sports and education spanning across 25 business units and over 15000 employees. “We did consider several option but we selected the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i for this project because of its integrated nature, its ability to automate and streamline all our key process across the group and because of Oracle's strong commitment to the region,” adds Bukhatir. The group is streamlining its considerable purchasing requirements across all business units through an integrated internet-based procurement strategy. The group will automate routine transactions; source, negotiate, and collaborate more effectively with suppliers; and identify savings opportunities with spend analysis and supplier performance tracking. The implementation was done by their in-house Oracle consulting arm -Intelligent Corporate Solutions (ICS). “The decision to create a comprehensive, integrated e-business strategy rather than cobbling together different solutions across its 25-plus business units will deliver a complete, up-to-the-minute view of the entire company, as well as a more rapid return on investment,” says Husam Dajani, vice president for Oracle Middle East,

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