Khimji Ramdas selects Satyam for SAP roll out

Satyam to deploy SAP ERP for Oman trading conglomerate

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 17, 2008

Omani business conglomerate Khimji Ramdas LLC (KR) has selected services provider Satyam to carry out a major SAP deployment project.

The project, which is already under way, will install a number of SAP ERP modules for the trading group, which has a diverse range of activities including trading, distribution, retailing, services and manufacturing, across the Sultanate.

Pankaj Khimji, director, Khimji Ramdas said: “By adopting this state-of-the-art ERP solution, we are expecting to enhance our operations, in line with our corporate philosophy of maximizing all available resources to ensure continuous growth. We are looking forward to the benefits the SAP solution will bring to our organization.”

Satyam, which is both a Global partner and an International Offshore Partner for SAP, was selected following a consultation process with Ernst & Young. The ERP project is intended to improve automation of processes within KR, and to provide management with greater oversight and control of company operations,

The deployment will include modules for Finance and Controlling, Treasury Management, Materials Management, Sales and Distribution, Project Systems, Customer Service, HR Payroll, HR Administration, Merchandising, Assortment Planning, GM SAP Point of Sale and DSD for VAN sales.

Manish Mehta, Head of Satyam’s SAP competency unit commented: “We are proud that our increased presence and focus on operations in Oman have earned us the high regard of influential conglomerates such as Khimji Ramdas. By simplifying complex, technology-driven SAP implementations for leading Middle Eastern enterprises, Satyam contributes to the growth of individual businesses and the economy of the region as a whole.”

Satyam has doubled its presence in Oman over past year, the company said.

“Satyam is one of our key global implementation partners, as well as our first strategic partner in the Middle East,” said Sergio Maccotta, managing director, SAP MENA. “We have witnessed a considerable increase in the number of SAP-based projects across the region, and we attribute this to our innovative approach to supporting business demands. As we work toward achieving our goals to further strengthen our presence in Oman and the entire Middle East, we are committed to capitalizing on new and existing local talent in order to respond to business challenges in this dynamic region.”

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