By Imthishan Giado
International Cricket Council chooses iScala ERP for Dubai HQ
The International Cricket Council, headquartered in Dubai has recently completed the installation of an ERP system from enterprise software provider Epicor, which is intended to provide significant time and cost savings for the global governing body for cricket.
The system, Epicor iScala was selected last year to streamline the ICC's budgeting, analysis, tournament accounting and overall financial management functions. Epicor's UAE channel partner, Scan Technologies, lead the implementation.
Basil Daniells, Epicor's regional director for the Middle East, North Africa and India, described the ICC as a milestone customer: "The ICC's endorsement of Epicor is a reflection of how organisations with multinational operations are able to run our enterprise solutions to automate business processes that are currently executed manually to significantly improve efficiency. Epicor solutions are highly functional, scalable and flexible, and are well designed for growing midmarket companies and global organisations."
Faisal Hasnain, chief financial officer of the ICC, emphasised the importance of leveraging enterprise technologies during the ICC's current growth period: "Epicor has strengthened our financial management by giving us a clear end-to-end control over funds flow and its administration as the ICC's operational footprint expands rapidly in line with the growth of the game of cricket. The benefits have been across the board-a marked improvement in report generation, user-friendliness and, in the case of budgeting, it is beneficial that the Epicor solution allows us to forecast and compare on our budget base."