Bahraini Mazad picks Infor to unify asset management

Deal aligns with the Bahraini government’s strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services

Mazad is confident Infor will help optimise and streamline its many processes, said CEO Al Oraifi.
Mazad is confident Infor will help optimise and streamline its many processes, said CEO Al Oraifi.

Mazad B.S.C., a subsidiary of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat) - the Kingdom of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund - has selected Infor CloudSuite Facilities Management, Infor OS, Infor CloudSuite Industrial, and Infor Mongoose Framework to unify and integrate management of government assets.

Mazad B.S.C. organises online and offline auctions of government assets. It recently oversaw the Kingdom’s first private auction of vehicle number registration plates.

Talal Al Oraifi, CEO of Mazad, said, “Operational efficiency is critical to our success, leading us to seek the most suitable digital solutions and technology partner for our business. With its user-friendly software products, we are confident that Infor will help optimise and streamline our many processes. This is in line with our adoption of the Government of Bahrain’s Cloud First Policy, which saw us migrate to the AWS cloud.”

“Supporting the Bahraini government’s digital transformation strategy, we wanted an end-to-end software-as-a-service offering with an emphasis on enterprise asset management,” explained Mohamed Sater, head of information technology at Mumtalakat. “It was important for us that the technology vendor we chose had a flexible offer based on the AWS cloud, and we chose to work with Infor because of its proven AWS-based cloud solution and its track record in EAM. We look forward to a successful partnership as we overhaul our in-house applications and move facilities management to the cloud.”

The system is due to go live in 2019. Under the deal, Infor will provide Mazad B.S.C. with a SaaS platform. With Infor Mongoose, businesses can build and deploy applications that are optimised for use via desktop, tablet, or smartphone devices. Infor CloudSuite Facilities Management (CSFM) is an asset management solution that includes extension applications.

The Infor OS and CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) solutions will also be included in the package. CSI equips users with the tools needed to manage end-to-end operations, from financials to after-market service and analytics. As component parts of Infor OS, Infor ION and Infor Ming.le, will also help Mazad B.S.C. maximise real-time visibility.

Infor ION is middleware that integrates relevant information from Infor and third-party enterprise systems. Infor Ming.le enables single-sign-on for all Infor CloudSuite solutions, and allows users to create personalised homepages that are tailored to their jobs. Employees can also share key screens, data, and attachments for reducing procedural processes.

“With Bahrain having the foresight to create a strategic data centre with AWS in the region, Infor is perfectly placed to support government and private-sector companies to leverage the power of cloud solutions,” said Jonathan Wood, general manager, IMEA, Infor. “We are delighted to support Mazad B.S.C. as it builds a strategic business in Bahrain, and we look forward to future co-operation opportunities with innovative businesses in the Kingdom.”

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