Group goes live on Linux with Oracle to reduce costs and improve
Posted: 12 May 2004
Oracle E-Business Suite and Collaboration Suite at the
core of the initiative
Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software
company, announced that Samim Group, an Abu Dhabi trading group
of companies, has selected Linux as the deployment platform for
Oracle E-Business Suite which will centralise and streamline the
company’s financial systems and distribution activities
The comprehensive automation initiative includes Oracle Purchasing,
Oracle Order Management, Oracle Inventory, Oracle Financials, Oracle
Manufacturing, and Oracle HRMS creating cross-functional synergies
and greater financial visibility across its different lines of business.
The group intends to automate its external and internal systems,
increasing employee productivity and overall cost control. The company
is also deploying Oracle Collaboration Suite on Linux to enhance
collaboration between its employees, suppliers, partners and customers
via Oracle Collaboration Suite’s email, file management and
Samim Group has also selected Oracle Collaboration Suite to create
an integrated messaging and collaboration infrastructure to provide
email, voicemail, fax, calendaring, and file-sharing capabilities.
The Oracle environment will run on the Linux platform, which Samim
Group opted for based on its associated lower total cost of ownership,
improved reliability and security.
Mr. Reza Alavi, Head of Strategic Planning, Samim Group stated:
“Our organisation required a comprehensive system to help
us streamline and integrate the different processes within the group,
from order fulfilment to accounting and internal communications.
We believe that greater visibility and control will reduce our costs
and enable us to increase our level of customer service, which in
turn makes Samim Group a more viable and competitive organisation,”
“From a technology perspective, running the Oracle E-Business
Suite and Oracle Collaboration Suite on Linux creates a cost-effective,
reliable environment with scalability to expand as our business
grows. From a business standpoint, we selected Oracle based on the
seamless integration of its solutions, as well as Oracle’s
regional office’s direct commitment and superior level of
support to Samim Group,” he added.
To improve customer delivery times and general service levels,
Oracle E-Business Suite will enables Samim Group to link supply
and demand processes; provide its customers with accurate, timely
order promises; and then efficiently deliver on those commitments.
Increased business intelligence will enable the trading group to
better understand customer trends and buying patterns to create
more tailored products and services for its target markets.
The Oracle Collaboration Suite is set to boost employee ease and
efficiency of communication. The solution integrates messaging,
calendaring, file sharing, real-time communications, wireless access,
calendar and time management, and voicemail and fax services, enabling
the company’s sales force to communicate with different offices
and the production facility to ensure that customer requirements
Husam Dajani, Oracle’s Vice President for the Middle East
& Africa said: “Trading to serve a diversity of industries
across the UAE means that Al Samim Group requires both a highly
streamlined and automated environment to ensure that its products
are of the highest quality, as well as the logistics and customer
care facilities to satisfy such a wide base of customers,”
“With its expertise in the trading sector as well as integrated
solutions that immediately impact customers’ bottom lines,
Oracle is thrilled to be the technology partner of choice for the
group as it becomes a more efficient, competitive, and customer-focused
organisation,” Dajani concluded.
Oracle E-Business Suite
The Oracle E-Business Suite is the industry's first integrated suite
of Internet business applications that automate critical business
processes, offering customers unprecedented choice and flexibility
in implementing business applications. Its open architecture and
single data model allow applications to be deployed as individual
modules, business flows, or as an entire integrated suite. The Oracle
E-Business Suite is offered as traditional software on CD ROMs or
as an outsourced service.
About Samim Group
Samim Group is a general trading company, founded in 1984 with its
head-office located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Capitalising
on 50 years of trading experience of its founders in the field of
tableware products, Samim has grown dramatically through its 19
years of existence, and successfully positioned itself as a leading
table-top glassware player in the Asia – Middle East region.
As a testimony of Samim’s strength and competitive edge in
the field of glassware, the company has been for many years the
exclusive regional dealer of such renowned brands as Soga Glass
Japan, and a main dealer of ARC International – the largest
table-top glassware producer worldwide, with brand names such as
Luminarc, Arcoroc, Arcopal, amongst others.
About Oracle Corp
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company.
For more information about Oracle see www.oracle.com/me
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