By Mark Sutton
Columbus IT deploys Microsoft Dynamics NAV to improve processes
Emaar Industries & Investments (EII) has completed the deployment of its ERP project. The company, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC focused on investment in the manufacturing sector, selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP to improve efficiency and process across the group.
The green field deployment was carried out by Microsoft partner by Columbus IT. EII subsidiaries Multiforms, Haseeb Rasoul, Advanced Composites, Specialized Metal Systems and Starwood Industries have also been connected to the system.
Jalal Jazzar, Chief Financial Officer, EII commented: "ERP implementation is a high-risk process as it involves different departments within the organisation. The investment is substantial considering the solution and equipment purchase, training provided and time spent. We followed a strict and structured implementation to speed up system deployment and the returns on investment.
"Apart from automating EII, we have succeeded in 'going live' with five of our subsidiaries in less than a year. This is primarily due to our selection of Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution, assigning the adequate implementation team, setting the right target and executing an intensive pilot programme. Our subsidiaries are already seeing improvements on various levels, specifically on the operational level. This move comes as part of a series of moves towards increasing operational visibility across all EII operations," he added.