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Gulftainer boosts digital capabilities with new SAP platform

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Ports operator Gulftainer has chosen RISE with SAP as its new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to increase its operational efficiency and cut costs.

The company said the solution from application software vendor SAP would future proof its operations, allow it to offer more innovative solutions, and cuts operating costs. Adopting RISE with SAP will take Gulftainer’s ERP to the cloud, increasing its resilience and cutting time to market for customised solutions.

Gulftainer will also gain access to advanced analytics, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) technologies through the system. 

Vinay Sharma, Director of IT at Gulftainer said that by adopting RISE with SAP, updates will be streamlined, security features made more robust, and license optimisation and customer service will be improved. Overall, Gulftainer will be able to respond more effectively to changes in global supply chains and market conditions, he added.

Discussions over the software deal were held at COP 28 between SAP and Gulftainer teams led by Gulftainer Group CEO, Peter Richards and Marwan Zeineddine, Managing Director at SAP UAE.

“From our discussions at COP28, it was clear that Gulftainer is committed to reducing its environmental impact, and by embracing cloud computing, the company will be able to leverage embedded sustainability processes in S/4HANA,” said Zeineddine.

“Gulftainer will also be future-proofing its business through automatic upgrades to the solutions leveraging advanced technologies. With SAP S/4HANA deployed, the company will benefit from increased efficiencies, real-time data insights, and greater visibility over its operations, enabling the agility to respond quickly to changes in the market and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.” 

Richards commented: “In a dynamic and fast-paced supply chain and logistics industry, technological innovations are the key driver for our transformation journey. Gulftainer has long been at the forefront of accelerating technology trends, setting an ambitious strategy to implement new technologies and innovative solutions within our operations, infrastructure, business procedures and engineering to achieve our growth goals in meeting customers’ needs and the dynamic changes in the market.”