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Wipro Arabia Ltd., a subsidiary of Indian technology major Wipro, has partnered with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to help maintain power plants in Saudi Arabia
Thomas George, general manager of Wipro Arabia Ltd, said, “We are partnering with SEC in this transformational initiative to enhance its effectiveness and competitiveness in the market by deploying the state-of-the-art SAP ERP solution and delivering efficient IT services. We have traditionally had a strong position in the utilities space in the global market, and this will allow us to further strengthen our leadership in this space in Saudi Arabia.”
According to the agreement, Wipro will implement and roll out plant maintenance and project system functionality of SAP’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) across SEC’s distribution line in the Kingdom.
The deal will allow SEC to have an integrated system offering centralised and standardised processes across its plants, which would help ensure uptime of distribution networks, expense controls and effectively utilise assets.
In addition, Wipro plans to implement a bilingual solution (in Arabic and English), which would allow SEC to migrate existing data from current systems to SAP ERP. The new ERP system is expected to go live in the next 10 months, said Wipro in a statement.
With the new system, SEC can plan maintenance activities well in advance, and keep a check on vital maintenance schedules too. According to Mohammaed Al-Nahari, NEBRAS program executive director at SEC, the company can scale up operations and seamlessly manage distribution networks. Wipro’s deep domain capability and technology-leadership will help SEC deliver cost-effective services to its clients.