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RAK Ceramics signs CSC for SAP services

CSC to provide transformation and support services for RAK Ceramic's SAP deployment

RAK Ceramics signs CSC for SAP services
RAK Ceramics has signed CSC to provide services related to its SAP deployment.

RAK Ceramics has signed service provider CSC to deliver process transformation and support services for its SAP deployment, for the next three years.

The contract is intended to to make RAK Ceramics' current SAP and service management landscape more agile and responsive to evolving business needs. The $1bn conglomerate, which is mainly focused on the production of ceramic tiles and sanitary ware, is a major user of SAP having completed its initial deployment at its UAE HQ in 2013-2014.

Under the agreement, CSC MEA will deliver four integrated service streams to roll out the transformation, namely SAP Process Improvement, User/Knowledge Assessment, Automated Service Desk (SolMan), and Problem Resolution in UAE, India, and Bangladesh. A highly experienced and dedicated team of consultants will be assigned on-site in the three countries plus at CSC's offshore centre in Mumbai, to carry out all essential work.

Abdallah Massaad, Group CEO of RAK Ceramics, said: "As we invested heavily in ERP implementation and IT infrastructure, it is a great move for us as a global company to tie up with a global consulting partner. We are looking forward to the added value and improvements this will bring and as CSC MEA will help us modernize our business processes, applications and infrastructure through its next-generation technology solutions. Such a move will boost our ongoing growth initiatives through continuous reinforcement of our existing business mechanisms and procedures."

Alok Bapna, managing director, CSC Middle East and Africa, said: "This strategic partnership between CSC Middle East and Africa and RAK Ceramics demonstrates our continuing commitment towards providing our clients and partners with world class solutions that can give them a competitive edge and ability to deliver unparalleled service to their own clients. We are very excited to be working with RAK ceramics on their transformational journey."

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