Quadrem and IHS team up

Quadrem, an e-procurement provider, and IHS Internat Solutions have teamed up to offer data cleansing solutions in a number of Gulf countries.

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By  Eliot Beer Published  May 21, 2006

Quadrem, an e-procurement provider, and IHS Internat Solutions have teamed up to offer data cleansing solutions in a number of Gulf countries. IHS will provide its systems to Quadrem customers in the region, specialising in process industries such as oil and gas, mining, utilities, pharmaceuticals and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). “We believe our partnership with IHS Internat Solutions augments our strong offerings in the area of content and cataloguing services and enables us to add more value to our community of suppliers and buyers in the Middle East,” said Leo Van Rensburg, general manager of Quadrem’s Middle East operation. Quadrem will offer its customers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Yemen and South Africa IHS data cleansing and standardisation tools. The firms say these systems will help customers identify a wide range of indirect (industrial MRO) materials and items, such as pipes, valves, seals, bearings, as well as supplies and general plant equipment. These tools will allow Quadrem’s customers to identify procurement priorities, thus making the most of the firm’s e-procurement services, according to the organisations. “This alliance fills a high-priority need by providing local access to a proven data standardisation and procurement optimisation offering,” said Bert Turner, senior director at IHS. Quadrem launched its Middle Eastern operations in 2005, establishing an office at Dubai Media City. It marked its first anniversary in the region by participating at the first regional Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) conference in Dubai last month. It currently counts Schlumberger, the Al Ghurair Group, and the Al Futtaim Group among its customers in the Middle East.

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