Abdul Latif Jameel Motors awarded prestigious SAP Quality Award for ambitious IT transformation
02/28/2019

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors has been recognized by SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, in the 2018 SAP Quality Awards for MENA.

Online PR News – 28-February-2019 – saudi arabia – Abdul Latif Jameel Motors is one of the most esteemed organizations in Saudi Arabia. Being the largest distributors of Toyota Cars in KSA and have been influential in the automobile industry for several years. Recently they have been awarded the 2018 SAP Quality award for ambitious IT transformation for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This award is given to those organizations who implement the SAP software solution effectively with top-quality. SAP is one of the most prestigious honors in the enterprise industry, awarding various organizations which have successfully and effectively implemented the SAP software solutions. SAP, i.e. Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing is a German-based prestigious organization that makes enterprise software that assists other companies in managing business operations and customer relations. Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP has over 335,000 offices over 180 countries commencing revenue of € 23.46 billion in 2017. Abdul Latif Jameel Motors' Enterprise Resource Planning business transformation initiative to start the use of the cohesive SAP platform in the business was awarded as Gold Winner under the Business Transformation Category.
The fundamental thought behind this award is to recognize those organizations and companies which implement SAP software efficiently draw on the platform of SAP principles to plan, execute and manage the various processes swiftly with a cost-effective business. It should deliver concrete results to the organization with the process of integration. The Vice President of Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, Mr. Faisal Abdulla expressed his gratitude. "We're delighted that the SAP judges recognized all the work that made the JSAP project so unique and historic for Abdul Latif Jameel. JSAP is a new central nervous system of the company, connecting the entire business and is based on our long-held commitment to the principle of "Guest First", commented Mr. Abdulla.
SAP Quality Award is given to those organizations which have excelled in implementing SAP software by using SAP' ten fundamental quality principles:
1. Anchor the Business Value firmly your project
2. Start scoping early
3. Cooperate with the stakeholders and utilize a neat governance model
4. Ensure timely delivery and efficient tracking system
5. Operate your projects with sufficient, self-motivated and competent people
6. Apply an apt methodology and plan for quality
7. Recognize and handle the risks & issues throughout the project
8. Relish standard functionality and delivery of best practices
9. Accomplish production willingness
10. Use constitutional change management to transform business
SAP has always considered a few things extremely important while implementing the software. According to SAP, it is crucial to plan effectively and execute and manage it. It is essential that the targets are achieved with low-cost and rapidly and they should meet the ever-growing demand of today's market. It is also crucial to simplify the business processes and deliver substantial business benefits to the company. The Managing Director of SAP Saudi Arabia, Khaled Alsaleh expressed his thoughts. "Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, through the JSAP project, is the Middle East and North Africa leader in digital transformation and should be immensely proud of their implementation of the SAP systems across the business, in a project that matches the highest standards set out in SAP's ten quality principles. This Quality Award is a testament to the hard work and tenacity of the Abdul Latif Jameel Motors team. The JSAP project winning Gold on a MENA level and also getting a chance to run for the regional version of the awards, clearly demonstrates how Saudi companies can compete against the top organizations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa."
Details on Award
The judging for this award was carried out in December 2018. Mr. Abdalla led the team for Abdul Latif Jameel for the project to the SAP Quality Award 2018 MENA judging panel of experts. These experts were invited from across the MENA region. A thorough and meticulous assessment was conducted and Business Value Realization was examined & appreciated by the judges. During the implementation, JSAP was the largest SAP project in the automotive sector which was an extraordinary feat. It was conducted in a partnership with South African Firm Britehouse which is a leading implementation solution provide. JSAP has replaced an old and aging system in sales, CRM, Finance and HR within the organization.
For a globally applauded organization like Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the SAP Quality Awards 2018 is another feather in the cap. It has cemented ALJ Motors' position in the MENA region, rendering a vision of quality work. They have successfully implemented the SAP software in their business and are looking even more impactful.

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