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Drake & Scull signs Oracle for ERP

Construction company set to roll out Oracle JD Edwards ERP

Oracle will provide DSI with a range of JD Edwards applications to improve processes.
Oracle will provide DSI with a range of JD Edwards applications to improve processes.

Design, engineering and construction company Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has signed Oracle to implement its ERP solutions.

DSI will roll out Oracle JD Edwards ERP as an integrated deployment to cater to its construction operations. DSI aims to develop a solution that will cover operations from initial project identification through contract closeout, improving productivity and efficiency and reducing costs.

The roll out will cover a number of different areas, including Financials, Supply Chain, Project Management, Human Capital Management, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management. The solution will integrate information across departments to write proposals, enable project collaboration, choose the best subcontractors and suppliers, control project execution, improve consistency in forecasts, and streamline payment collection.

Modules will be deployed on a private cloud, for greater flexibility.

Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of DSI said: "DSI is leading the adoption of modern technology in the industry which regionally still lags behind global standards. It is our mission to leverage this integrated ERP solution to streamline the business management processes and indeed reduce costs and finally pass these benefits to our clients. Our vision is to empower every aspect of our business with cutting edge technologies; and through this transaction with Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise, this is now a reality.

"We expect the integration of the system to start immediately across all our areas of operations in region. Our staff will undergo extensive training tailored to the requirements of all cross functional departments and our existing IT infrastructure will be upgraded to enable a smooth implementation of the system which due to be completed by next year," he added.