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Hayel Saeed Anam group partners with SAP to bolster digital business infrastructure in Yemen

Hayel Saeed Anam group partners with SAP to bolster digital business infrastructure in Yemen

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Mohamed Khalifa, Chief Information Officer, HSA.

Hayel Saeed Anam and Company Yemen, one of the Middle East’s largest family-owned conglomerates, has announced its partnership with global technology vendor SAP. In its first major project in Yemen since the outbreak of the conflict, SAP will enable HSA to harness the power of data flows to ensure insight-driven decision-making across its operating companies.

As a part of this partnership, Hayel Saeed Anam and Company has joined forces with the SAP Young Professionals Programme (YPP) to support Yemen’s workforce of the future. In partnership with HSA, this pioneering initiative by the SAP Training and Development Institute will be run in Yemen for the first time ever and will provide unemployed or underemployed recent university graduates with three months of digital skills training to become certified SAP Associate Consultants. In line with HSA’s long-standing commitment to the communities it serves, YPP will serve to upskill young, Yemeni talent, unlocking the nation’s digital potential.

“As the complex operating environment is evolving rapidly in Yemen, we needed full visibility on our global operations to expand our core businesses and develop new products and services that are a lifeline to millions of our customers,” said Mohamed Khalifa, Chief Information Officer, HSA. “Despite the challenges that the country has faced over recent years, the Digital Transformation supported by SAP is focused on the future, enabling HSA to better support the communities and people we serve by promoting economic and business growth, job stability and tackling food security challenges in Yemen and across our operations in the region.”

“Hayel Saeed Anam is a home-grown Yemeni conglomerate adopting a Digital Transformation strategy focused on optimising production and costs efficiencies, customer experiences and youth job creation,” said Hoda Mansour, Managing Director, SAP Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and Levant. “Amid the pandemic, HSA shows how an ‘intelligent enterprise’ can gain real-time insights for its commercial, manufacturing, and services companies to better meet market needs.”

To date, eight companies spanning a range of commercial and industrial sectors have switched to SAP applications as part of the initial pilot phase, with a full conversion planned for HSA’s remaining companies planned over the next two years.

Yemen has faced major challenges in recent years, fuelled by a complex mix of natural disasters, famine and civil conflict, alongside the global pandemic. Disrupted supply chains, limited IT infrastructure and a lack of digital literacy have inevitably slowed down digitalisation in the country.

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