Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 12

NEWS Companies hold ‘Moving Experience’ roadshow in Oman and UAE Oman Air Cargo rolls out mobile app solution using ‘SmartKargo’ M DSap and SAP have held their ‘Moving Experience’ roadshow in Oman and UAE. The roadshow has demonstrated how digitisation can sharpen business efficiency and productivity. The initiative travelled across the UAE and Oman to the premises of customers and provided a credible and bespoke onboarding experience on how SAP technologies can transform their business through demonstrations. Sameer Areff, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East South, SAP, said: “MDSap’s Moving Experience is an ideal platform for Emirati and Omani organisations to leverage the latest SAP cloud-based technology innovations to optimise costs, scale-up and transform customer experiences.” Tony Achkar, Group Managing Director and EVP of MDSap, said: “The Moving Experience is a creative knowledge-sharing initiative that aims to provide customers with a real- world experience of how SAP technology can help them unlock their true potential. “We believe that advances in technology must not be confined to board room meetings. We must take the message to the customers and ensure that we engage them with a narrative that demystifies technology and ensures they can understand better, learn more and make informed decisions.” Support, education and communication for local businesses is key to the success of the Digital Transformation of the region which is why the ‘Moving Experience’ is an important initiative to push the boundaries of technology. 12 INTELLIGENTCIO O man Air Cargo has successfully launched a mobile app to all its customers including shippers and freight forwarders. This is in collaboration with QuantumID Technologies, which is Oman Air’s cargo system solution provider for the ‘SmartKargo’ platform. The app was officially launched to reward the best performing cargo clients and agents in Oman. It will be released to markets in the rest of the world in stages later this year. The app is the first step on Oman Air Cargo’s journey to 100% digitally transform its business and build on the successful deployment of the SmartKargo cloud-based cargo management solution that was launched back in September 2017. Some of the benefits include improved accuracy of shipment information and facilitation of shipment readiness, as well as real time synchronisation and availability of all information and bookings done through the app on the SmartKargo ERP solution and also on the cloud instantly. Paul Starrs, Chief Commercial Officer, Oman Air, said: “We are committed to continue leveraging the latest technologies and innovations to digitally enhance our business and provide best possible solutions for our clients. We have ambitious plans to grow our cargo business and remain competitive and our collaboration with ‘SmartKargo’ allows us to do so with state-of-the-art technology that is fast to deploy and easy-to-use.”