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KSA ’ s AutoWorld goes live with Infor CloudSuite equipment

Tariq Khoshhal , CEO , AutoWorld

Cloud solutions vendor Infor , has announced that Al-Jazira Equipment Co . Ltd , ( commercially known as AutoWorld ), and part of SEDCO Holding , a pioneer in auto leasing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , has completed its deployment of Infor CloudSuite Equipment and Infor People Solutions to help spearhead its Digital Transformation supported by Infor Consulting Services and running on Amazon Web Services ( AWS ).

Infor CloudSuite Equipment will help support AutoWorld ’ s new Digital Transformation project , SWITCH , which is designed to accelerate the digitisation of its business processes , particularly those related to operational leasing and maintenance of its fleet of vehicles , to achieve best practices across the board . AutoWorld will now use Infor ’ s solution to get an intuitive and streamlined approach to leasing management , such as a single entry point to manage the complete leasing flow : from quotations through to contract , vehicle dispatch , return , and invoicing – with builtin support for complex pricing , discount scenarios , bulk leasing , and more .
Moreover , AutoWorld will use Infor ’ s solution to standardise key business functions across its operations in Saudi Arabia with the aim of building a more effective workforce and delivering enhanced customer acquisition and retention .
This multi-tenant cloud deployment , running on AWS , is important in Saudi Arabia ’ s fast-growing auto sector , where the value of the vehicle rental market is expected to reach US $ 641 million in 2023 from US $ 560 million in 2020 , according to research from Statista . The auto market is also experiencing significant expansion following the country ’ s decision in 2018 to allow women to drive .
AutoWorld is headquartered in Al-Khobar and has offices throughout Saudi Arabia , covering all major commercial and industrial cities .
“ We ’ re focused on digitising our business in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Digital Transformation Programme , with the aim of simplifying , standardising and transforming our business practices to deliver best-in-class services to our clients as highlighted in our recently developed business strategy , Shift 2025 ,” said Tariq Khoshhal , CEO , AutoWorld .

Dell Technologies introduces APEX Flex on Demand in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Dell Technologies has announced that Dell Technologies

APEX Flex on Demand is now available in UAE and Saudi Arabia . APEX Flex on Demand brings the industry ’ s broadest infrastructure portfolio to customers who are looking for a pay-peruse consumption model .
Offering flexible payment options , organisations have greater access to technology across Dell Technologies ’ infrastructure stack including compute , storage , networking , virtualisation and data protection .
Dell Technologies assists organisations to determine their hardware , software and services requirements to establish for today and plan for their future needs . From there , all technology is installed and made available to customers . Customers can also customise configurations based on their workload and therefore avoid over-provisioning and control cost by paying for elastic resources only as they are consumed . Using the APEX Console , Flex on Demand customers can also view and monitor usage of consumed resources and view and approve invoices .
Martin Uchytil , Regional Sales Director , Dell Financing MERAT , Dell Technologies , said : “ Organisations across UAE and Saudi Arabia are
Martin Uchytil , Regional Sales Director , Dell Financing MERAT , Dell Technologies
fast-tracking technology implementation to drive long-term business success . But lack of budget and resources means they are looking for a more agile and simple way to continue their technology investments .”
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