Malia Group rolls out Oracle E-Business Suite to boost processes

Oracle E-Business deployment will give Malia Group improved financial controls and centralized systems

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By  Mark Sutton Published  April 30, 2009

Lebanon’s Malia Group conglomerate has rolled out Oracle’s E-Business Suite, to improve financial controls and standardize systems across the group.

The group, which includes 17 companies in industrial, consumer goods distribution, fashion, engineering, construction, hospitality and real estate across the region, has deployed a number of Oracle modules to server around 200 users in the company.

The project was implemented by Oracle Consulting and will provide insight and transparency into the group’s financial and business processes, and allow the group to centralize systems. The systems will also help the group with compliance to local and global

Jacques Jean Sarraf, chairman of Malia Holding commented: “Malia Group was looking to invest in a best-in-class system to integrate all the requirements of its diverse portfolio of businesses, and to equip the Group with a platform to control resources. After much market research, we chose Oracle E-Business Suite because it offers comprehensive enterprise-wide capabilities that will make us more competitive and give us a business advantage.”

The project took 12 months to complete, and included extensive product training and hands on training leading up to the launch. Modules deployed include implemented Oracle Order Management, Oracle Advanced Pricing, Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Inventory Optimization and Oracle Financial Management.

Arun Khehar, vice president – MRD Industries, Manufacturing–Retail – Distribution, Oracle MEA said: “In a highly competitive business environment, the benefits that Oracle offers will enable Malia Group to shift its organization into the next gear. We are pleased to be collaborating with Malia Group, and look forward to taking the relationship further through continuous training and support.”

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