Protiviti & RheinBrücke unite to digitize procurement in Middle East

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East Region, a global business consulting firm, has partnered with the European IT consultancy RheinBrücke to enable eProcurement in the region.

According to the International Data Corporation, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region is expected to spend up to $40 billion on digital transformation initiatives by 2022. In keeping with these new technology disruptions, RheinBrücke’s strategic sourcing solution MeRLIN (Material eResource Linked Information Network) will optimize eProcurement services.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Vetri Selvan, CEO and Managing Partner, RheinBrücke and Mr. Arindam De, Deputy CEO and Managing Director, Protiviti ME. The event was attended by senior leadership from both entities including H.E. Mohamad Hassan Abdullah Alnoman, Chairman of RheinBrücke Middle East.

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Arindam De
MD – Protiviti ME

“Our strategic partnership with RheinBrücke supports our endeavor to bring innovative solutions to our clients, aligning to their business requirements and keeping pace with the technological disruptions in the region. Together, we share a commitment to helping enterprises streamline and optimize their purchasing processes through strategic sourcing and eProcurement.”

Protiviti, will be the strategic advisor and partner for the MeRLIN platform in the Middle East market and the team will deliver projects, helping them accelerate procurement digitalization and achieve effective ROI. In addition, Protiviti will also be the cloud integration partner for MeRLIN.

H.E. Alnoman said that “The partnership between Protiviti and RheinBrücke will provide value to businesses, as we are witnessing an upward trend in the market where organizations are attempting to reduce their technology costs and focusing on supply chain transformation through the implementation of procurement digital solutions.”

MeRLIN is recognized by analysts such as Spend Matters for its depth and solution coverage and was recently named as a Notable Vendor in the 2022 Gartner Manufacturing Context: Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.

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