Infor, the industry cloud company, is expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia as it seeks to help organisations across sectors including industrial manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and automotive, digitally transform with industry-specific cloud solutions.
Saudi Arabia was the highest-growth region for Infor Middle East Africa in FY21, and the company is expanding its workforce in the kingdom across various business lines. This includes the appointment of Islam Elberimbali as sales director for Saudi Arabia in January to spearhead the firm’s growth, which will be key to achieving Infor’s target of tripling its business in the MEA region by 2025.
Saudi Arabia’s cloud market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.5 per cent between 2021-2030 to reach a value of $10.5 billion in 2030, according to QuantAlign Research. This growing availability of cloud will be a boon for organisations in Saudi Arabia, which is encouraging digitization efforts as part of diversification plans under Saudi Vision 2030.
But while cloud is a key pillar of digital transformation, organisations will also need to adopt specialised, industry-specific cloud-based software solutions to maximise the potential of their transformation efforts.
“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,” Elberimbali said. “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 utilisation.”
Infor is already working with numerous organisations in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Bugshan, Zahid Tractor, Hafil Transportation, AutoWorld and a growing number of premier car dealerships, on ambitious digital transformation initiatives.
“Organisations 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 organisations transform and play a key role in delivering the aims of Saudi Vision 2030.”