Epicor appoints Jumbo as UAE reseller

Basil Daniells, Regional Vice President, Epicor

Epicor recently announced the appointment of Jumbo-ESD, the enterprise solutions division of consumer electronics giant Jumbo Electronics, as the Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the United Arab Emirates.

Jumbo-ESD addresses and improves efficiency of its corporate customers by offering design, building, network consulting and innovative IT hardware and software solutions across various industries, including hospitality, retail, education, healthcare and finance, the statement said.

Commenting on the appointment, Basil Daniells, Regional Vice President, Epicor, said: “The UAE continues to be an extremely important market for us. We were looking to appoint a VAR that could actively cultivate the market for our solutions and work to implement those solutions quickly and cost effectively. We are proud to partner with Jumbo-ESD as they are the leaders in their field and have a proven track record as a pioneering consulting firm.”

Jeevan Bhingarkar, Head of Jumbo-ESD,  added: “We are excited to partner with one of the leading global IT companies. As a part of a multi-billion dollar Jumbo group, we plan to leverage our expertise rooted in years of experience and global reach to improve on Epicor’s existing strengths and take them to the next level of ERP-leadership position in the UAE. “

Non-retail segments currently account for three quarters of Jumbo’s overall business. Along with the growth of its enterprise solutions division, Jumbo has plans to expand its consumer appliances’ strengths through its Supra brand, leveraging its strong distribution capabilities.

Jumbo said its sales increased by 20 per cent for the second half of 2010, as against the same period in the previous year, and began the year on a bullish note with a 25 per cent growth in sales during the Dubai Shopping Festival. It currently has over 35 stores across UAE and Oman and is now focused on expanding its retail presence in Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.