Epicor to expand channel base in KSA

Basil Daniells, Epicor Middle East

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations has revealed plans to expand and strengthen its channel programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a focus on adding more partners with value-added industry and market expertise to support the growing demand for its next-generation ERP solution.

The “Saudi Arabia Information Technology Report Q1 2011” forecasts excellent growth opportunities with the value of KSA’s IT market to reach US $4.9 billion by 2014 from the forecast value of $3.6 billion in 2011. The report shows that the Saudi government continues to regard development of the country’s information communications technologies (ICT) industries as a national priority.

Saudi Arabia’s governing Shura Council has a strategic objective for the IT industry to raise its contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) to 20 percent by 2020. Another key goal is to raise broadband penetration to 31 percent by 2013.

“The state of the KSA IT market and the steady growth of the country’s economy presents tremendous opportunities for Epicor,” says Basil Daniells, Vice President, sales for Epicor Middle East. “The government continues to push ahead with the development of information and communication technology throughout the Kingdom, especially in terms of major infrastructure projects.

Given this scenario, we are keen on strengthening our presence in this market, and accordingly we are looking for suitable channel partners to meet our expansion goals in the Kingdom.”