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Almarai improves HR with SAP HCM system

SAP Human Capital Management system helps food and agriculture group to enhance HR efficiency

The new system will help Almarai to boost efficiency across core processes, says Bawazeer.
The new system will help Almarai to boost efficiency across core processes, says Bawazeer.

Almarai Group, the Saudi-based agriculture and food conglomerate, has improved its internal HR processes with the deployment of SAP's ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM).

The group, already a major user of SAP solutions across its operations in the Kingdom and the wider GCC, has rolled out the SAP ERP HCM to switch paper-based HR forms to an electronic system, along with other improvements to efficiency in HR processes. Almarai's workforce is now able to complete online forms for procedures such as annual contract renewals, transfer processes, and holiday requests, reducing paperwork and making processes faster for employees in remote offices.

The SAP ERP HCM will also give the group better forecasting, planning and hiring procedures for HR, as well as allowing the company to track training and skills requirements and planning.

"Almarai has enjoyed a strategic working partnership with SAP for almost a decade, and when we wanted to increase workforce productivity by streamlining internal processes, the company was a natural fit because of its industry-proven expertise in the HCM arena," said Abdulrahman Al Turaigi, GM (Support Services), Almarai.

"The use of a centralized database enables employees and management to access up-to-date, reliable information that supports HR and business-related decisions, and increases efficiency, further enabling our company's growth and development," added Turaigi.

"SAP's vision is for companies of all sizes to become best-run businesses. In today's challenging business environment, best-run companies have clarity across all aspects of their business, which allows them to act quickly with increased insight, efficiency, and flexibility," said Abdul-Raheem Bawazeer, managing director for SAP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"Almarai recognizes that the achievement of the organization depends on the quality, effort, and co-operation of its employees, the automation of core processes, such as employee administration, payroll, and legal reporting. All these increase efficiency and support compliance with changing global and local regulations," he added.