Saudi Arabian CAT Dealer Set for Growth With Infor Application for Equipment
Zahid Group to Increase Knowledge Flow Across Multiple Divisions With
Infor M3 for Equipment
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Infor, a leading
provider of business application software serving more than 70,000
customers, today announced that Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co.
Ltd., the Saudi Arabian Caterpillar dealer as well as the Volvo and
Renault Truck dealer, will be the first Zahid Group company to
implement Infor M3 for Equipment in a two year roll out. The Infor M3
solution, composed of scalable applications critical to the equipment
industry including Supply Chain Execution, Warehouse Mobility, Sales
Management and Financial Accounting, is expected to help Zahid
increase visibility of critical business information, support the
smooth flow of data between departments and streamline business
processes across 40 sites. The contract was signed and will be
implemented by Infor with the participation of Accentia Middle East,
Infor's M3 partner for the Middle East and North Africa.
-- Zahid conducted an exhaustive review of other solutions available to
Caterpillar dealers worldwide. Infor M3 was deemed the best
application, and both Infor and Accentia were selected because of
their extensive industry expertise and longstanding history working
with equipment organizations.
-- The two year implementation, replacing an older system, will help
empower 400 users at 40 sites across Saudi Arabia including diverse
divisions for construction machinery, commercial vehicles, machine and
power rental, as well as the CAT Rental Store.
-- Infor's specialized applications specifically designed for the
Equipment, Service, Management and Rental industry will make for a
faster and more efficient installation over the next two years.
-- Zahid chose Infor and Accentia as together they have demonstrated the
fullest understanding of the company's business model and its
commitment to supporting its future growth.
-- Infor M3 for Equipment will streamline key information across all 40
sites from sales, service, warranty, finance, and rental departments
within a single, central business system. Having one source of
information will help to reduce costs whilst providing better customer
service through a real-time flow of accurate information.
-- Additionally, Zahid is taking advantage of the Infor for M3 Equipment
system's use of Caterpillar-specific interfaces for automating
service, parts ordering, parts shipment sales, and warranty.
-- Infor M3 for Equipment also supports the operational departments at
Zahid by allowing them to enter information directly into the system,
automating financial entries for cost accounting and accounts payable,
and reducing the need for the finance team to request data from other
departments, which streamlines the process and keeps staff on task.
-- The two year project embraces numerous group companies: Zahid Tractor
& Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd (including its 3 divisions; Construction
Machinery, Commercial Vehicles and Rental); Arabian Vehicles and
Trucks Industry; TAMGO; Zahid Industries Ltd and Al Taaqa Alternative
"Our business divisions have seen major growth over the
last four years. But our legacy systems proved too difficult to
maintain and cope with the continuously changing and growing
requirements coming both from our suppliers and our internal and
external customers," said Joseph Hrawi, Director ERP for the Zahid
Group. "We found in the M3, Infor and Accentia combination a best fit
for a Heavy Equipment dealer and Power Rental company like ours. We
were looking for a completely integrated system capable of helping us
with our ambitious growth plans and we believe we've found it."
"Equipment dealers operate in an extremely
competitive and challenging market, and so Infor has created a true
value-added community by establishing an equipment center of
excellence in Sweden and a CAT community where dealers like Zahid can
collaborate with similar dealers round the world," said Samir Alwani,
CEO & president, Accentia. "This community and the strength of the
Infor M3 application for equipment can really help dealers operate
more strategically and profitably in the years ahead."
"Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery is one of Caterpillar's
top 5 dealers globally and it now joins an ever growing list of CAT
dealers who are investing in Infor's industry specific application --
Infor M3 for Equipment," says Stephan Scholl, President, Infor.
"Infor is investing more than $300m a year in its applications. So
this continued migration by CAT dealers who are joining the Infor
community is real testament to the quality of our product development
work which we're conducting in association with our equipment
customers around the world."
-- Infor Equipment --
-- Zahid Group -- www.Zahid.com
About Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery
The Zahid family has been the
Caterpillar dealer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1950, serving
virtually all of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's public and private
sectors. Zahid Tractor and Heavy Machinery was incorporated in 1967,
and over the years it added international brands such as Barber Green
and Bitelli asphalt pavers; Challenger agricultural tractors; Daewoo
buses, Demag cranes, Ingersoll Rand compressors; JLG and Jungheinrich
material handling equipment; Lorain cranes; Peerless pumps; Rammer
industrial hammers; Renault trucks; Svetruck specialized lifts; Terex
cranes; and Volvo trucks and buses. The company is well equipped to
provide fully integrated solutions to its demanding clientele.
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise
applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries
improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in
business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications
and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology
that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options
that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud,
on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit
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