Awasr and SAP to launch cloud services

September 11, 2017

Oman’s Internet service provider Awasr and global IT support services provider SAP on Monday announced plans to launch cloud services to drive business and economic growth, and job creation in Oman.

As per the agreement signed between the two companies, Awasr will provide Oman’s organisations with business solutions running on the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. Using these cloud-based business solutions, Omani organisations can easily adopt real-time analytics that will lead to better and faster decision-making. A ceremony was held at the Sheraton Oman Hotel to celebrate the partnership between Awasr and SAP to drive digital transformation across the sultanate.

Speaking at the event, Abdulmonem al Futaisi, chief operating officer, Awasr, said, “Our partnership with SAP will provide Oman’s organisations with new levels of business competitiveness, unlocking the power of the Internet for economic growth. By using cloud-based business applications, Oman’s organisations can enhance their core business, have more productive employees, and meet customer needs better.”

To support Omani entrepreneurs, SAP also launched the SMB Clinic, with over 40 entrepreneurs exchanging knowledge on digital business topics. SAP will roll out the SMB Clinic to Sohar, Duqm, and Salalah in the coming months.

SAP also offers its global Startup Focus Program aimed at technology entrepreneurs, who have ideas on Big Data, predictive, or real-time analytics solutions.

Tayfun Topkoc, managing director of SAP UAE and Oman, said, “SAP’s partnerships with Awasr and Oman’s educational organisations underline our commitment to Oman’s diversified economic growth. SAP is supporting Oman’s digital transformation through launching cloud services, supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and our programmes for upskilling Omani youth. Overall, SAP continues to invest in Oman as a key market, and in hiring talented Omanis to take on digital economy careers.”

SAP also announced the launch of its Young Professional Program in Muscat.

This three month long programme covers a unique enablement plan that includes SAP software functional and technical knowledge and certification, with a key focus on SAP’s latest innovations as well as soft skill trainings.

Participants graduate from the programme as SAP associate consultants, becoming immediately employable with SAP customers and partners.