KOJ underpins growth with new systems from Enabler Wipro

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Kamal Osman Jamjoom Est. (KOJ), a leading Middle East based retailer, with around 430 stores in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Greece has gone live with new Oracle-based retail systems implemented by Enabler Wipro, an international IT and business services company. 

KOJ can now manage core business processes using Oracle Financials and Payroll and retail processes, including merchandise management, pricing, replenishment, ordering and buying, and importing, on a common platform across its four retail formats - Mikyajy, Nayomi, early learning centre and The Body Shop.

KOJ adopted Oracle Retail and Oracle Ebusiness suite in order to build a scalable, multi-national system that will enable it to expand outside its current territories and meet an ambitious plan to open stores in new markets while expanding in current markets.

Enabler Wipro will also implement data warehousing, reporting and warehouse management across two warehouses (one in Dubai and another in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) during April/May. AppWorx (UC4 Application Manager) was implemented to enable batch workload automation.  A second phase of the project, called SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timebound), will shortly begin, to enlarge the scope to embrace store operations and merchandise planning, which will enable KOJ to merchandise in greater detail by colour, size, style.

Thameem Rizvon Group IT Manager for KOJ said, A common platform that enables us to manage all our business and retail formats and supply chain will give us increased visibility, ensuring better and faster decisions. We will be able to reduce our total stocks and cut out-of-stocks in our stores.

He continued, We now also have a platform to support our future organic as well as non-organic growth, facilitate the adoption of global best practice in retailing, and improve internal processes by deploying a new IS/IT strategy.

Antnio Murta, Enabler Wipro VP Retail Services, said, KOJ clearly sees technology not simply as an automater but as a business transformer. Our role has been to implement best of breed systems, best practice in processes and manage change to ensure success and minimise business risk.

 

About Kamal Osman Jamjoom Est. (KOJ)

Established in 1987 in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KOJ is a leading retailer in the Middle East, managing four branded retail concepts. KOJ has a broad retail vision in the region and is currently operating over 430 stores in the key GCC markets. Two of KOJs own retail brands are Mikyajy and Nayomi. Further, KOJ represents early learning centre in the Middle East and The Body Shop in the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Today, the KOJ team is represented by around 2000 people from over 40 countries.

 

About Enabler Wipro

Enabler Wipro is an international IT and business services company that delivers measurable value to the worlds best-known retailers. The company works with retailers on their business and IT transformation programmes to achieve competitive advantage.

Enabler Wipros knowledge, retail and IT experience help retailers reduce risk when deploying critical projects. With an increasing worldwide presence, the company has over 300 employees and reached a turnover exceeding 30 million in 2005.

Enabler Wipro is proud to serve leading international retailers and wholesalers including Tesco, Nisa-Todays, Sonae, AVA, Esprit and Despar.

In 2006 Enabler became a part of Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

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