Infor, the industrial cloud firm, is amidst expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia as it seeks to aid the organizations across sectors comprising of industrial manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and automotive, digitally transform with industry-specific cloud solutions.
Infor Middle East Africa reported that Saudi Arabia was the highest-growth region during FY21 and that the firm is expanding its workforce in the kingdom across various business lines. This comprises the appointment of Islam Elberimbali as a sales director for Saudi Arabia in January to spearhead the firm’s growth, which will be key to accomplishing Infor’s target of tripling its business in the MEA region by 2025.
According to QuantAlign Research, Saudi Arabia’s cloud market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.5% between 2021-2030 to reach a value of $10.5 billion in 2030. This growing availability of cloud will be a boon for organizations in Saudi Arabia, which is an encouraging digitization effort as part of diversification plans under Saudi Vision 2030.
Elberimbali stated: “One of the reasons we’re experiencing solid growth in Saudi Arabia is that our cloud ERP software is industry-specific and designed for the different needs of high-growth sectors including industrial manufacturing, distribution, automotive, and healthcare. Our solutions are highly effective at helping companies gain full visibility of their operations and enabling them to automate their systems to increase performance and utilization.”
Infor is already operating with numerous organizations in Saudi Arabia, comprising of the Saudi Bugshan, Zahid Tractor, Hafil Transportation Co., AutoWorld, and a growing number of premier car dealerships, an ambitious digital transformation initiative.
AutoWorld, which is part of SEDCO Holding, a leader in auto leasing in the kingdom, recently accomplished its deployment of Infor CloudSuite Equipment and Infor People Solutions to help spearhead its digital transformation supported by Infor Consulting Services and running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Zahid Tractor, a Saudi Arabia-based Zahid Group company that supplies construction machinery and commercial vehicles, successfully deployed Infor M3 for Equipment to streamline and gain visibility across all departments in 2021.
Infor also works extensively with Saudi Bugshan, a conglomerate that comprises 47 companies. The organization, which is involved in food & beverage, distribution & trading, healthcare, real estate, hospitality, education, and automotive, deployed solutions including Infor LN for manufacturing to provide a single integrated digital platform and help it transform and automate key business functions including human capital management, customer relationship management, finance, procurement, warehouse, and supply chain management.
“Organizations across the country are keen to move on from legacy systems by migrating to the cloud to gain the agility they need to grow their business, respond to challenges in the market and tap new opportunities,” Elberimbali added. “We’re excited to help Saudi Arabian organizations transform and play a key role in delivering the aims of Saudi Vision 2030.”