CEFE Group International appoints SCST for implementation of Sage X3


Sage X3 for Construction, and Sage X3 People are part of solutions package

Dubai: Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, and partner Sharaf Computers and Software Trading LLC (SCST)  recently began implementing a solutions suit consisting of Sage X3, Sage X3 People, and Sage X3 for Construction at CEFE Group International.

CEFE Group International, a large company with operations in UAE, Turkey and Afghanistan has a large portfolio spreading across sectors such as construction, supply chain, logistics, overseas shipping and transportation, engineering, and consulting amongst others. Due to the size and geographic spread of the organisation, CEFE Group International had been relying on two separate accounting and operation systems.

The functioning of the two different systems resulted in inefficiency across the group’s business operations, and reconciliation between the two systems would have proven time consuming and complex. CEFE Group International sought an integrated business management solution to centralize and streamline its business operations to improve accountability, transparency, and operational control. Further, CEFE Group International had only recently ventured into the construction sector, and the existing system could not manage the company’s estimates, project milestones, and project based procurement management.

Speaking on why Sage was chosen, Mr. Tamer Nasr, Procurement and Logistics Manager, CEFE Group International said, “We selected Sage due to the company’s global presence and its products flexibility to meet the business requirements of our multi-cultured organization. The X3 for Construction module for Sage X3 is one of the most sophisticated software suites we have come across.”

CEFE Group selected Sage X3 after evaluating 4 other tier-one business applications suited for the company’s business requirements. Sage X3 was selected for its ability to match the specific processes of CEFE Group International such as configurable fields and workflows, support for multiple languages and legislation. The functionalities of Sage X3 Construction provide added value acting as a pull factor for the selection of the solutions package

The enormity of the CEFE diversified operations requires the implementation of Sage X3, Sage X3 for Construction, and Sage X3 People. Sage X3 is a web based business management solution that provides organisations with flexibility and agility, while Sage X3 for Construction has in-built capabilities to deal with the specifics of the construction sector, and Sage X3 People is built for the management and development of human resources and human capital management. The agility and cohesiveness offered by the Sage X3 solutions enable employees from CEFE Group International access to information from anywhere and through any device.

The Sage solutions are being implemented by Sage partner SCST. “The implementation of Sage solutions at CEFE Group International is a complex endeavour. Spreading across many sectors and geographic locations it initially had its challenges but these have been overcome quickly through dedicated teamwork and open communication. Further, the CEFE Group International’s requirements for their construction related operations has enabled us to develop this area into a strategic venture targeting the construction sector. We are committed to setting CEFE Group International as an example for the construction sector,’’ commented Mr. Sajid Mehmood, General Manager, SCST.

“The implementation of Sage X3, Sage X3 for Construction, and Sage X3 People is being handled in a very efficient and professional manner by SCST. We are confident our solutions will enable CEFE Group International to tackle the difficulties posed by geography and the diverse sectors they operate in for better operational overview and strategic planning,’’ commented Mr. Reggie Fernandes, Vice President—Sage X3, and Regional Director—Sage Middle East

The use of Sage X3 solutions will boost productivity, eliminate duplication of data and implement best practices in trading, logistics and construction functions at CEFE Group International. SCST will continue to roll out a complete application for their Middle East and Afghanistan operations.

About CEFE Group International:

CEFE Group International seeks to play a major role in the re-building of Afghanistan’s future by becoming an essential feature in providing solid business solutions locally and regionally through designing and implementing turnkey projects, offering clients a full range of products and services. CEFE provides its clients with a variety of high quality solutions in infrastructure, supply chain and logistics, shipping and transportation, engineering, construction, consultation, and training and education.

About SCST:

Sharaf Computers and Software Trading LLC (SCST) is a customer oriented IT Solutions Company. We are an IT Software solution provider with over 30 years of consulting experience in Multinational environment. Our experts come from well-known MNCs and Government sector. We assist companies of all sizes in aligning their technology needs with their business goals, equip our clients with top tier technology solutions allowing them to increase security, reduce risk and achieve greater operational value while focusing on their core business. At SCST, we assist you in optimizing the potential of your current IT systems and projects through our highly professional IT consulting service. From providing advice and recommendations, to extending our specialized expertise, we do it all. Our experienced and talented IT consultants can help your organization stay ahead of the competition by advising you on some of the most critical issues regarding your IT systems. Along with our consulting expertise, we also provide managed services, technology review and certified project managers for mid-large scale project deployments. Among our service offering are specialized Solutions, including ERP, HRMS, CRM, and Retail Management Systems.

About Sage:

Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Today, business builders measure success in strong relationships, partnerships, and communities. It‘s why Sage helps drive today’s business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support, and advice to manage everything from money to people. Daily, more than 13,000 Sage colleagues in 23 countries work with a thriving global community of over 3 million entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners, and developers to champion the success of business builders everywhere. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are passionate about doing business the right way, supporting our local communities through the Sage Foundation.

Sage–the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, powered by the cloud and supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs and business builders. Because when business builders do well, we all do.