King Abdulaziz University implements SAP

University signed agreement with IBM, Java Gulf to implement SAP’s solutions

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King Abdulaziz University implements SAP King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia is implementing SAP ERP solutions in partnership with IBM and Java Gulf.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  March 21, 2011

Java Gulf and IBM have signed an agreement with King Abdulaziz University to implement SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions on the campus.

The implementation of SAP's ERP solution is designed to aid transparency, streamline operations, maintain operational excellence and provide best-in-class facilities for its 140,000 students, according to SAP. 

"As a leading KSA educational institution we are continuously evolving our IT practices to stay up-to-date with the latest market trends in order to provide the best quality teaching to our students. We have selected SAP's business solutions for their functionality to support teaching, learning, and business processes, enabling us to improve our financial management, maintain operational excellence, improve productivity, and ensure best-practice. After careful consideration we called on IBM expertise and commitment to the region along with Java Gulf and entrusted them with the SAP ERP implementation," said Professor Osama Bin Sadeq Tayyeb, president of King Abdulaziz University.

The university has now become a member of the SAP University Alliance Program, which provides faculty members with resources and tools to educate students about the integration of technology into business processes.

"King Abdulaziz University is renowned for employing cutting edge technology to benefit its students and staff. As implementation partner on this project we will be working with the institute, SAP, and in conjunction with IBM to ensure that the solutions are deployed rapidly and efficiently. Java assists its clients in implementing a perfect fit business solution using business integration approach that is based on a vast wealth of local and global experiences, project resources, best practice methodology and trusted partners," said Bashar Baidas, CEO, Java Gulf.

The university currently has approximately 140,000 students registered and is one of Saudi's most distinguished universities in terms of the number of scientific and theoretical fields of study and the exclusiveness of certain specialisations such as Seas Sciences, Geology, Nuclear Engineering, Medical Engineering, Meteorology and Aviation and Mineralisation.

"Technology and education provides the platform for KSA's continued growth and development which is why the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) recently outlined how the country has initiated a complete overhaul of its educational system at a cost of US$3.1 billion. As a pioneer in the educational arena, King Abdulaziz University is at the forefront of recognising the importance of investing in IT for the benefit of its students and the Saudi Arabian knowledge economy in general," said Abdul-Raheem Bawazeer, managing director, SAP KSA.

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