Saud publishing giant selects Infor to standardise systems

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Infor, provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, has announced that the Saudi Printing and Packaging Company (SPPC) has invested in its ERP LN enterprise resource planning solution. Infor ERP LN aims to improve operational excellence across SPPC's three major printing factories and increase the visibility and accuracy of data across its supply chain.

Infor ERP LN will provide visibility of SPPC's operations across its three major companies in the city of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, which are responsible for printing the Kingdom's most popular newspaper and magazine titles, as well as flexible packaging and commercial labels.  
Infor ERP LN will integrate data across SPPC's supply chain from the raw materials to the completed printed product or label. This will increase SPPC's control over its supply chain and help improve accuracy, enabling sharper information to make better decisions.

Infor ERP LN will help SPPC improve visibility, traceability and connectivity within the sales, procurement and finance departments. Once the application is implemented, the sales team will be able to automatically process orders and follow up on status as well as check inventory, location and lot control, instead of its previous manual system of telephone and email follow ups.

Infor's channel partner, Comm-IT, is working with Infor and SPPC to configure ERP LN to meet the precise requirements of its large and complex printing operations; implement the solution and provide consultancy support and training.
"With our heavy printing and packaging operations we required a solution that would integrate data across our major activities and plug in the holes in our old manual systems," said Saad Al Azwari, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Saudi Printing and Packaging Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. "We chose Infor ERP LN as we found that taking into consideration operational effectiveness, costs and man power requirements, Infor and Comm-IT looks to be the best fit for us," added Noalur Rahim, IT support manager of SPPC from the port city of Jeddah.
"We continue to improve our Middle East customers' operations by providing flexible solutions that enable them to be dynamic in their approach to the ever increasing customer demands in the region," said Paul Hammond, general manager, Infor Middle East. "Infor ERP LN will provide the Saudi Packaging and Printing Company with the required visibility into their supply chain and will support operational excellence across its major printing sites, which will in turn enable them to improve service levels to their large customer base in the Kingdom."

"We are confident that Infor ERP LN will significantly contribute to SPPC's improvements in operations and revenue generation for many years," said Naushad Khalid, general manager, COMM-IT Middle East LLC. "As an increasing number of enterprises in the Middle East turn to Infor ERP LN, we have witnessed its benefits to reduce complexity, increase flexibility and internal visibility and control for the company."              

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