A strategic alliance between Aramco and SAP Saudi Arabia has been announced; an agreement that fuels Aramco’s digital transformation journey, paving the way for further integration of new technologies in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
The SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will deepen the deployment of pioneering IR4.0 technologies, including cloud-based services, embedded analytics, mobility, machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and Internet-of-Things solutions.
By extending the strategic alliance with SAP Saudi Arabia, Aramco’s contribution to the in-kingdom business ecosystem will be improved through job creation, training, localising supplier services and R&D. As well as enabling greater efficiencies, SAP’s Data Centre in will offer new cloud solutions to Aramco and other companies.
Ahmad A Al Sa’adi, Aramco Senior Vice-President of Technical Services, said: “We are committed to our digital transformation program, which is improving our ability to meet the needs of our customers around the world and setting a new standard for technology deployment in our industry. Technologies and solutions within digital transformation initiatives will touch all facets of our operations. This is just one more example of how we are applying best practice in this space and embracing 4IR solutions. It is an important milestone on our digital journey and also contributes to our iktva target.”
Luka Mucic, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Chief Financial Officer, said: “In 23 years of strong collaboration, Aramco and SAP have become strategic partners. With numerous co-innovation initiatives, we have jointly introduced oil and gas best practices, enhanced business operations, and expanded the horizon of opportunities in this industry. Aramco has taken the next step on their digital transformation journey and towards becoming an Intelligent Enterprise, implementing S/4 HANA and the Business Technology Platform amongst others.”
SAP’s new platform will serve the whole Aramco organisation, supporting the company’s digital transformation programme and enabling new processes for the greater part of the company’s enterprise applications and solutions. This up-to-the-minute architecture leverages emerging technologies that will drive Aramco into a fresh era of Intelligent Enterprise. Benefits include faster processing, intuitive user experience, real-time reporting, integration with cloud solutions and system consolidation, which reduces total cost of ownership.