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SAP Ariba launches co-located data centres in Middle East

SAP Ariba launches co-located data centres in Middle East

SAP Ariba has announced that it has launched datacenters co-located with SAP in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

It said the move would give companies secure, local access to market-leading solutions they can use to digitise procurement and transform their operations.

Read our exclusive report on SAP Ariba's procurement operations here

“Technology is fundamentally altering the way that businesses operate,” said Mohammed AlKhotani, General Manager, head of SAP Ariba Middle East and North Africa.

“Companies across the Middle East and North Africa are at the forefront of this digital transformation, and SAP Ariba is committed to delivering innovative solutions that enable them to push the limits of what is possible and move their businesses forward.”

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SAP is among the first multi-national technology companies to open a cloud data centre in the UAE as part of its five-year $200mn investment plan for the UAE and in Saudi Arabia, empowering Saudi Vision 2030 and beyond.

More than 3.4mn companies – including more than 104,000 in the Middle East and North Africa - use SAP Ariba’s solutions to connect and collaborate around more than $2.1 trillion in commerce on an annual basis. Companies like:

  • Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), one of the top four companies in the Arab world according to Forbes Middle East, which replaced several point applications with SAP Ariba’s single, integrated platform which it is using alongside its SAP ERP system to drive a more transparent and collaborative sourcing process.
  • Gulf News, the top ranked newspaper in UAE, that is leveraging SAP Ariba’s cloud-based sourcing solutions and business network to discover, connect and more efficiently transact with its global suppliers and improve its bottom line.
  • Emdadat, which has built a digital marketplace through which medical providers and suppliers can connect and collaborate across the entire procurement process to increase their efficiency and improve the quality of healthcare across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia using SAP Ariba as the foundation.

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