Oman’s GFOW signs deal with Bank Muscat for B2B Connect solution

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate of Oman, has signed an agreement with the General Federation of Oman Workers (GFOW) for cutting-edge digital banking solutions for host-to-host connectivity.

The General Federation of Oman Workers is the trade union representing the Sultanate’s workers before official authorities and in local, regional, and international forums.

GFOW has been onboarded to Bank Muscat’s business-to-business (B2B) Connect, as per the statement. Bank Muscat’s comprehensive B2B Connect solution is a Host-to-Host solution built on an advanced architecture and addresses various corporate needs.

Wafa Ibrahim al Ajmi
Wafa Ibrahim al Ajmi
Assistant GM
Bank Muscat

“We are delighted to onboard the General Federation of Oman Workers to our sophisticated Corporate Banking solutions. Our solutions are designed to enable the General Federation of Oman Workers to process their large-scale banking transactions in an efficient way through digital channels. The straight-through nature of our payment solutions will support the General Federation of Oman Workers to provide faster responses to their stakeholders. The General Federation of Oman Workers will be able to achieve a high degree of automation in payables, reconciliation and minimize risks related to payment processes. We continue to enhance our relationship with the General Federation of Oman Workers with our complete range of products and services which includes collections and payment solutions.”

The B2B Connect Solution connects the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of the corporate or institution with the online banking platform of the bank in such a way that payment requests automatically flow from the ERP to the Online Banking platform and payment status and account reconciliation information from the bank’s system will flow to the organization’s ERP.

The B2B Connect solution can easily be implemented by the corporate as the solution is not specific to any ERP system and can be configured across both standard and custom-built ERP solutions, as per the statement.

Mr. Nabhan Ahmed Al Battashi, Chairman of the General Federation of Oman Workers, said that, “We are proud to partner with Bank Muscat to use the bank’s state-of-the-art B2B Connect solution to greatly improve our operational efficiencies. Our members, vendors, and partners will find it easier to complete their transactions with us, and we are confident that this will improve their satisfaction.”

“Our partnership with Bank Muscat has fortified the digital transformation of the General Federation of Oman Workers, and we look forward to further augmenting this successful partnership for serving and benefiting private sector employees,” Mr. Al Battashi added.

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