Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem enters into partnership with German firm SAP

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Mr. Omar Bahobail from Sipchem & Mr. Ahmed Al-Faifi from SAP during the signing ceremony.

Saudi Arabia-based Sahara International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has signed an agreement with German multinational software company, SAP to boost its digital services and explore areas of cooperation.

In terms of the agreement, SAP will provide cloud services and software solutions as part of Sipchem’s digital transformation plans, in order to raise the level of efficiency and achieve the greatest benefit for its customers and employees.

According to the statement, “Over the coming years, Sipchem will work with SAP to transfer data from Sipchem’s internal data centers to the cloud platform (Sipchem Cloud) and organize data there, which will contribute to providing a secure infrastructure for better data protection.”

To support this process, Sipchem will adopt RISE with SAP, which is a holistic and flexible offering that goes beyond a technical migration to the cloud. “Instead, the solution enables the adaptable and sustainable transformation of a company while realizing a faster time-to-market for new capabilities and applications,” the company added.

The agreement will enable Sipchem to use integrated cloud digital solutions specifically designed for all areas of the business sector, including resource planning, sales, procurement, supply chain management, finance, human resources, and other fields.

Omar Bahobail, Shared Services VP at Sipchem, said that “the solutions provided by SAP are perfectly aligned with our focused vision on business sustainability and operational excellence. Another benefit of this integrated system is that it will greatly help us in achieving rapid and secured growth to contribute to providing comprehensive solutions that suit all the needs of our customers, whether inside the Kingdom or further afield.”

“We have extensive experience and deep expertise in the petrochemical industry globally, but this is a first-of-its-kind partnership for SAP in this industry in terms of scope. With our data center based in the Kingdom and our significant cloud capacity, we will be able to provide Sipchem with integrated services to accelerate its journey to employ advanced technologies and best practices within integrated, agile processes,” commented Mr. Ahmed Al-Faifi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East North, SAP.

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