Zahid Tractor embarks on two-year software update
Zahid's legacy system left behind after strong growth over four years
Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co, the Saudi Arabia distributor for brands that include Caterpillar, Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks, will spend two years implementing a new business software programme after signing a deal with Infor.
The move had been necessary after seeing major growth, said Joseph Hrawi, Director ERP (enterprise resource planning) for the Zahid Group
"Our business divisions have seen major growth over the last four years. But our legacy systems proved too difficult to maintain and cope with the continuously changing and growing requirements coming both from our suppliers and our internal and external customers," said Hrawi.
"We found in the M3, Infor and Accentia combination a best fit for a heavy equipment dealer and power rental company like ours. We were looking for a completely integrated system capable of helping us with our ambitious growth plans and we believe we've found it."
Infor's M3 system is composed of scalable applications that can be used in the equipment industry, including Supply Chain Execution, Warehouse Mobility, Sales Management and Financial Accounting, said Stephan Scholl, president of Infor.
"The Infor M3 solution is expected to help Zahid increase visibility of critical business information, support the smooth flow of data between departments and streamline business processes across 40 sites," he said.
The system will streamline key information across all 40 sites from sales, service, warranty, finance, and rental departments within a single, central business system, and the two year project embraces numerous group companies: Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd (including its 3 divisions;Construction Machinery, Commercial Vehicles and Rental); Arabian Vehicles and Trucks Industry; TAMGO; Zahid Industries Ltd and Al Taaqa Alternative Solutions Ltd.
The contract was signed and will be implemented by Infor with the participation of Accentia Middle East, Infor's M3 partner for the Middle East and North Africa.
Other heavy equipment brands distributed by Zahid include Barber Green and Bitelli asphalt pavers, Demag cranes, Ingersoll Rand compressors; JLG and Jungheinrich material handling equipment; Lorain cranes; Rammer industrial hammers and Terex cranes.