Certified IT Consultants expands into Saudi
SAP services company began in the UAE in 2002
SAP services company Certified IT Consultants (CIC), which began in the UAE, has launched its Saudi Arabian operations with a new office in Riyadh.
CIC hopes the move will expand their presence in the Middle East and allow the company to implement SAP services across the automotive, real estate, pharmaceutical, domestic appliance, building material and petrochemical sectors in the country, according to a press release.
"Our entry into the Saudi market comes in line with our strategy to enhance the status of our company as a leading platform for SAP support systems in the region. Armed with our team's expertise and knowledge, we will ensure our SAP clients in the country are efficiently serviced," said Hesham El Ganainy, co-chairman and CEO, CIC.
CIC is hoping to use its experience gained from markets such as the UAE, Qatar and Egypt to aid Saudi companies to more efficiently use their IT budgets.
"CIC holds the credit for changing SAP's customer perception in the MENA region. As part of our strategic expansion plans, we are committed to training local talent in the areas we operate. We also endorse global best practices that help us eliminate geographical and cultural barriers. We will carry this corporate culture to the Saudi market through establishing an Arabic-speaking resource pool and training local talent in using the SAP systems," said Ibrahim Ahmed, co-chairman and CEO, CIC.
SAP is currently ranks as one of the top 100 investors in Saudi Arabia and this wide use of SAP systems has created a gap in the Saudi market, which IT service companies such as CIC can benefit from, according to CIC.
"We value and appreciate that a company such as CIC has joined our mission to develop the SAP market in Saudi Arabia. This is a partnership that we take pride in and further demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the maturity of the Saudi economy, which is currently witnessing a rapid development across all industries," said Abdul Raheem Bawazeer, Managing Director, SAP KSA.
CIC began operating in 2002 from one office in the UAE. In 2004, the company expanded into Egypt and other MENA regions.