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Derga Consulting, MDS Ap Tech form JV

JV company will provide global expertise and local support to SMEs across the Middle East

Derga Consulting, MDS Ap Tech form JV
Executives from Derga Consulting and MDS Ap Tech after announcing the formation of Derga Consulting Middle East FZ LLC.

Derga Consulting Italy and MDS Ap Tech FZ LLC, part of the Midis Group of companies, have announced a joint venture initiative that will provide an all-round systems approach to integrated and reliable end to end solutions to the SME market.

The partnership covers a wide array of sectors, including ERP, business intelligence, mobility, cloud and in-memory computing.

According to the two companies the JV will operate under the name Derga Consulting Middle East FZ LLC and will be headquartered in Dubai, with additional support offices in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Tony Achkar, VP MDS Tech, said: "We have a very ambitious business plan for the company, building on the reputation that Derga Consulting has developed for itself as a provider of industry solutions based on SAP Software. We are uniquely positioned with our ability and expertise in providing state-of-the-art solutions, combined with the value of the Industry Templates, for the Business Application Software market in the Middle East."

"I am very excited to see one of SAP's most experienced partners in Europe, teaming up with one of the best established SAP partners in the MENA region. It enables us to not only empower  mid-sized businesses in the Middle East, but to help their businesses run better with SAP," said Luis Murguia, senior vice president, General Business and Partner Ecosystems for SAP in EMEA.

Derga Consulting Middle East said it will focus on consumer goods, machinery, service companies, chemicals, and utilities, and will provide these industries with templates of ‘best business practices' and ‘preconfigured software'.

Alexander Gallmetzer, CEO of Derga Consulting, commented: "Our unique approach to business solutions allows the customers to enhance their processes and guarantee fast and high quality software implementation. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing IT markets, with IT spend expected to increase by 7.3% year on year to reach $32bn in 2014 according to recent research by IDC. This is a very attractive market business proposition for us, and we are looking to add value in a competitive market by bringing globally proven best practice solutions, combined with the strong local market expertise of the Midis Group."

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