Al Ghurair enroute to transforming digital landscape Featured

19 May 2022, Dubai, UAE:

  • Forming the building blocks for a strong and stable foundation, the agile Future Dynamics Programme provides Al Ghurair with cloud-based solutions taking us a step closer to becoming an agile, smart and data-driven business.

Our in-house implementation team comprises of over 100 skilled technical and functional consultants, solution architects, data engineers, AWS and Azure cloud engineers and security specialists, who all work in close collaboration with our various businesses across the Group.

Marinda Sheahan, Group Vice President – Information Technology, comments: “Our Future Dynamics programme marks the largest digital transformation in Al Ghurair's 60-year legacy. We are transforming our overall digital landscape, with Dynamics 365 as the core ERP, several industry specific ISV solutions and AWS for our data lake and analytics. We are happy to have achieved 4 ‘Go Lives’ over the past 9 months, including the implementation of 2 ISV solutions! The full programme implementation is being executed in-house, with our own in-house developed ERP implementation methodology. It is normal for a programme of this size, speed and complexity to face several challenges, but we are confident that we will achieve our ambitious timelines and transformation objectives.” 

The latest launch from our Future Dynamics programme was for the Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing business, migrating from Oracle to Microsoft D365, and replacing the legacy Shuttleworth printing application with Dynamics Print.

Commenting on the latest Future Dynamics launch, Arturo Lujan, CEO – AG Ventures, said: “As our AG Printing and Publishing Business continues to grow, the Future Dynamics AG Print solution will improve the operational efficiencies and accuracy of our business processes by eliminating several manual jobs, the automation of repetitive tasks, and the availability of one live dashboard from Dynamics Print. This will surely help us to make better business decisions and accomplish our KPI targets in the coming years.”

We thank our Business and IT teams and ISV partners for their collaboration and relentless commitment and dedication. Collaboratively, we have achieved these significant milestones all of which take us great strides towards become the agile, smart, and data-driven business that we strive to be!