CATEC launches cloud-based products on Microsoft Azure

Abu Dhabi-based solutions provider is also preparing to launch an innovative attended robotic process automation solution MAHEN

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CATEC launches cloud-based products on Microsoft Azure Abu Hayah says CATEC is launching two main products QARAR 7 and BARQ 5 on the Microsoft Azure platform.
By  Manda Banda Published  October 30, 2018

CATEC, a provider of business solutions in the Middle East, is launching new cloud-based integrated products, QARAR7 and BARQ5 on Microsoft Azure, the most trusted cloud for enterprise and hybrid infrastructure.

The unveiling of new products comes as a result of a strategic alliance between CATEC and Microsoft Gulf to modernise CATEC's products by leveraging the true power of the Microsoft Azure platform.

The platform will offer enterprise-grade reliability and performance, seasoned with cutting edge technology, combined with data residency, from data centres which will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with initial availability expected in 2019.

"We are excited about what this partnership will bring to our customers," said Rami Abu Hayah, founder and CEO at CATEC. "We are glad to have participated this year with Microsoft Gulf at GITEX Technology Week 2018, the biggest technology show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia."

Abu Hayah added that: "We are launching two of our main products, QARAR 7, a comprehensive board management system that is used by directors, executives and decision makers across the region."

QARAR 7 has been designed specifically for organisational and governmental leaders to empower them to run digital meetings and gives them complete control over the entire meeting process - from pre-meeting preparation to post-meeting actions distribution and follow-up, which enhance transparency and accountability in the organisation.

The other offering the BARQ 5 is a modern, cloud-based integrated solution designed to modernise communications and correspondence management. It is ideal for meeting organisations' and governments' objectives of declining budgets and increasing expectations of responsiveness and transparency.

Abu Hayah added that CATEC will be launching additional cloud-based integrated products on Microsoft Azure this year including STRATEGY2, a solution for implementing and executing an organisation's strategy, quantitatively and qualitatively measuring the successfulness of the implementation and execution, by ensuring not only consistency among all constituting elements of each strategy, but also coherency among different strategies.

He explained that the company will also introduce EBTIKAR2, which plays a prominent role in managing captured ideas from external and internal stakeholders within a collaborative environment and an open innovation process which provides an ideal platform for government, citizens, etc.

In another development, CATEC is also readying to launch a robotic process automation solution.

Islam Shatnawi, head, Robotic Software Engines (RSE) Products at CATEC, announced the launching of CATEC's innovative attended robotic process automation solution MAHEN, a first of its kind solution in the region that offers an intelligent, connected and easy-to-use digital workforce. As the first version, MAHEN brings a virtual assistant to WhatsApp, however, the upcoming versions will be adding more enterprise communications and social media channels such as, Skype for business and Yammer.

According to CATEC, MAHEN gives organisations' employees and back offices, their very own robot that will run collaboratively on WhatsApp to automate tedious tasks and workflows.

"To enable organisations and government entities to rapidly automate much of the manual processing activities currently carried out by staff without changing the underlying technologies or the processes, we developed MAHEN, a robotic software engine build on supervised machine learning algorithm that mimic human work at a hugely reduced cost," said Shatnawi. "MAHEN fully supports the Arabic language allowing users to communicate with the platform in their local language which will provide a much more human, customised interaction as well as enhanced experienced."

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