UAE-based Al Dahra will implement SAP Ariba digital procurement, to improve its procurement processes.
The multinational agribusiness specializing in farming and trading will use SAP Ariba to increase efficiency and create cost savings. Al Dahra specializes in animal feed and food commodities production and trading, serving 45 markets, with 5,000 employees in 20 countries.
By connecting to the Ariba Network and the cloud-based applications for sourcing and procurement delivered on it, Al Dahra hopes to transform its procurement operation and achieve a number of goals including reduce expenses by 15% within one year; centralise and standardise procurement across global operations; optimise cost structure to benefit from economies of scale; and drive greater efficiency with faster end-to-end transaction cycles. The company also aims to improve strategic sourcing for core products and to ensure transparency and compliance across the business.
"Our business is all about the availability, accessibility and affordability of animal feed and food products in key global markets," said Khadim Al Darei, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Al Dahra. "Having expanded our global footprint significantly through acquisition, we know we need to standardize on one system for procurement to continue to drive maximum value for our customers. SAP Ariba's vast business network and cloud-based solutions for managing our spend from end-to-end proved to be the best-in-class solution we were looking for."
"Technology and digital business networks have fundamentally changed what's possible for global businesses like Al Dahra," said Mohammed Al Khotani, head of SAP Ariba, Middle East and North Africa. "This kind of digital transformation enables businesses to form and foster stronger relationships with their business partners in order to optimize value for customers."