Cloudia enters into partnership with Seed Group
Cloudia has entered into a strategic partnership with Seed Group ME, owned by The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum. This partnership will offer Cloudia the right boost to expand and penetrate its key markets in the UAE. Read more or check out the video and learn about the goals and objectives of the partnership and the process of working with the Private Office.
At Cloudia, we feel at home in Middle East. Why? Because deep down, our values are united. As Finnish people, we are true to ourselves and our families. We believe in a few who are loyal. We understand that the power of digitalization is in the unity of information and people. In digital transformation, to give is to receive. And when the right people work together with the shared determination, passion and respect, anything can be achieved.
Backed by our deep knowledge of the Middle East market and its idiosyncrasies, you’ll get premium procurement solutions that suit your business perfectly. And our service is local! We have a regional head office in Dubai, offering you services and support for all your business procurement needs.
Many Middle East countries have been recently engaged in improving their public procurement systems, including by modernising their procurement policies and institutional frameworks, developing guidelines and building procurement professional capacity.
In procurement, according to Hackett Group study (2019) procurement-specific technologies are expected to be far more broadly adopted over the next two years, e.g. e-procurement, unsurprisingly, will be in use at 96% of organizations (either broadly or in specific processes).
Most procurement departments struggle with the same issue: the need to find new value from shrinking budgets and falling headcount, while still maximising economic and societal benefits. Strategic sourcing can be this new value generator. An effective eProcurement Software Solution enables cost cutting, and aides in transparency to your spending and approvals process, manages budgets and simplifies communication between all the main touch points from originator, buyer, approver, vendor, receiver and accounts payable.
All our solutions are cloud based tools that can be used to control the entire Source-to-Pay process. You receive many tangible benefits that you may not even have expected. Cloudia’s software enables companies to collaborate in a new and improved way with its suppliers. Your organization will become more efficient and effective through the procurement process. Looking for control over your spending? This is yet another advantage.
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Cloudia has an exclusive agreement with BuyerQuest to add their Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution to the Cloudia product portfolio in the Middle East and Africa regions. The addition of P2P capabilities means we’ll be able to bring customers a complete closed-loop Source-to-Pay process. And this is backed by a world-class platform, that can be placed over existing ERP’s and other procure-to-pay solutions, and with a capacity to load millions of items across thousands of suppliers into a single marketplace.
Cloudia’s Source-to-Pay suite of solutions is a first in the region, offering business procurement professionals a user-friendly, end-to-end process that goes beyond sourcing and signed contracts to include a unique B2C eCommerce Experience. This means organizations will immediately be able to increase their user adoption, better manage their decentralized spend, have true touchless transactions, and get clear actionable intelligence and insights into purchases.
Cloudia signed a multi-year strategic partnership with global packaging manufacturers Al Bayader International. The long-term partnership will see the companies work together to facilitate digital transformation across their locations in the UAE, Qatar, and Oman.
“ Cloudia’s significant e-sourcing and CLM expertise will help us work better with our vendors, build more efficiencies into our internal operations, and achieve sustained, sustainable growth in the future,” says Al Bayader International CEO Nidal Haddad.
Joonas is a highly experienced global Procurement Executive with more than 17 years of expertise in heading global and regional indirect procurement functions.
Having lived and worked in several countries, including Finland, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia, Joonas has a wealth of experience in delivering procurement consulting, advisory, outsourcing and tail spend projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has knowledge in a number of industries including FMCG, Retail, Telco, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Government, Army and Services.
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