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Rawabi Marketing International throws Epicor ERP into the mix

Rawabi Marketing International has selected software developer Epicor to build new ERP

Saudi Arabian chemical manufacturer, Rawabi Marketing International (RMI) has selected software developer Epicor to build it a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Part of the $200 million Al Arifi Group, RMI manufactures and distributes chemicals for a wide range of industries including the dairy and oil field verticals to customers across the GCC.

The new system, based on version 9 of Epicor’s ERP platform will be used to streamline the company’s existing operations and integrate front and back-end systems in RMI offices across the Kingdom, as well as Egypt. Epicor touts the system as being Web 2.0 aware to provide users with a more cohesive and dynamic application experience. Users will also be able to interface a range of handheld devices including BlackBerries and iPhones with RMI’s ERP systems.

Hosam Hamdi, head of the IT department at RMI said: “Our company is growing at a breakneck speed and we realised that to appropriately and successfully manage customer expectations, we had to leverage a next generation SOA platform that was reliable and scalable. Epicor emerged as the preferred choice after a rigorous request for proposal process (RFP) evaluating several other competitors.”

Basil Daniells, regional sales director for Epicor in the Middle East, North Africa and India added: “We are pleased to partner with one of the leading distribution and manufacturing companies in the Kingdom. Epicor understands the challenges facing a fast growing company with a diverse portfolio like RMI, and we believe our solution is well-suited to their business.”