BackOffice Associates opens new office in Dubai

BackOffice Associates, the worldwide leader in information governance and data migration solutions, and its 100 per cent subsidiary, CPM Consulting, services leader for SAP EPM (Enterprise Performance Management), today announced the opening of a new office in Dubai, to further strengthen local and regional sales, marketing, customer support and project delivery capabilities and act as the regional hub for growing business in the region.

SONY DSCBackOffice Associates and CPM Consulting have been serving customers in the Middle-East since 2011 and have added more than five new customers in the last two years in the region. One of CPM Consulting’s first prominent customers is Dubai Aluminium PJSC (DUBAL), one of the largest single-site primary aluminium smelters in the world (one million tonnes per annum) with around 3,800 employees. DUBAL saw the need to improve its planning, reporting and decision-taking capabilities and selected SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) as a software solution for its Bayan Integrated Business Planning project. SAP BPC supports a centralized, consistent and integrated planning and reporting process.

“We selected CPM Consulting for their deep product expertise, financial know-how and proven experience in SAP BPC. Having an experienced implementation partner was key for us to address some of the complex requirements in our planning process,” says Ross Clow, SAP bayan project manager, DUBAL.

“By integrating and automating the planning process across all business areas, DUBAL has been able to reduce its planning cycle times The report preparation cycle times were also reduced, allowing the organization to focus on value-added analysis and control activities that support the decision -making process,” says Ahmad M Almulla, vice president IT, DUBAL.

DUBAL’s SAP BPC Planning and Consolidation project went live successfully on time and within budget. CPM Consulting continues to support DUBAL and its BPC extension plans.

“Today’s CFO planning framework for budgeting, forecasting, and scenario planning with feasibility analysis requires a simulation model that addresses the needs of a dynamic market with flexible revenue drivers and ever-growing demand for accuracy and details. Successfully collaborating with our customers’ business and IT teams, we have deployed solutions to address the demanding CFO planning framework’s needs at over 100 companies,” says Shyam Rajendran, partner, CPM Consulting Middle East.

BackOffice Associates has offices in the USA, Singapore, India, Australia, Canada, the UK and UAE. With 650+ employees globally and over 175 employees within 3 years in Asia Pacific & Middle East, BackOffice Associates has been expanding rapidly in the region.  The significant increase from one to nine offices in the Asia Pacific & Middle East region is another visible result of its customer success.

“The Middle-East is strategic for us to support our growth strategy and is one of our fastest growing regions. Our new office in Dubai will help us to further strengthen our local support and delivery capabilities, resulting in even better services for our customers. We are looking forward to ongoing strong expansion and the opening of additional country offices in the region,” says Krish Datta, CEOAPJ and Middle East, BackOffice Associates.

“We have been working successfully with Middle-East customers in the EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) space and are now seeing an increased demand for Data Quality, Data Migration and Data Governance solutions as well. Our strong alliance with SAP for EPM and EIM (Enterprise Information Management), close collaboration with local partners, and our high quality delivery capabilities will help us to address customers’ data related needs, from data creation to reporting,” comments Vikram Tandon, regional head – Middle East, BackOffice Associates.