Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Epicor Reveals 2016 MEAI Customer Excellence Award Winners


Demonstrating ERP Implementation Excellence

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, recently announced the winners of this year’s MEAI (Middle East, Africa and India) Customer Excellence Awards at the One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. The 2016 list, unveiled during Epicor Dubai Insights 2016, consisted of Epicor customers in the region who have shown outstanding planning and deployment of the company’s wide range of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, resulting in one-of-a-kind customer experience, higher efficiency, and enhanced overall business performance.
This year’s winners are:  
  • Business Transformation: Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, one of the largest independent, family owned business conglomerate in the Gulf region.
  • Rapid Implementation: Automotive Management Services, a company with a proven track record of providing innovative fleet management solutions for vehicles and equipment in emerging markets.
  • Best Business Practice Adaption: Zaker Trading, a one-stop supply house of specialised products and accessories in welding, lifting, safety, and other engineering-related products.
The MEAI Customer Excellence Awards started in 2014 as a regional initiative. The awards have now grown into an international programme, with separate award ceremonies held across the globe, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, with a global finale taking place later in the year.
“The awards serve as a benchmarking platform to effectively measure our customers’ successes in using ERP solutions,” said Hesham El Komy, senior director, Epicor MEAI. “This year’s winners have been rigorously evaluated according to the global criteria developed to gauge excellence in ERP deployment. They were selected after their success stories not only stood out among other submissions, but also set new standards for other organisations and project teams to emulate. We congratulate all 2016 MEAI Excellence Awards winners and look forward to supporting them with their plans for growth.”   

The awards provide an opportunity for Epicor customers to benchmark their success in ERP implementation, improve employee engagement with technology and boost confidence in similar information technology investments. The recipients in the region are revealed annually during the company’s customer events where companies can engage and exchange information with other Epicor customers, partners and industry experts on how to better use Epicor solutions in their respective businesses.

لتميزهم في تطبيق حلول "تخطيط موارد المؤسسات"
"إبيكور" تكشف النقاب عن الفائزين بـ "جوائز تميز العملاء في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا والهند 2016"

أعلنت "إبيكور سوفت وير كوربوريشن" (Epicor Software Corporation)، إحدى الشركات العالمية الرائدة في مجال توفير البرمجيات المؤسسية المتخصصة لتعزيز نمو الأعمال، مؤخراً عن أسماء الفائزين بـ "جوائز تميز العملاء في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا والهند 2016" (MEAI 2016 Customer Excellence Awards) خلال حفل أقيم في فندق "ون آند أونلي رويال ميراج" في دبي. واشتملت قائمة الفائزين لهذا العام والتي تم الكشف عنها خلال "إبيكور دبي إنسايتس 2016" (Epicor Dubai Insights 2016)، على عملاء "إبيكور" في المنطقة ممن أبدوا قدرات متميزة فيما يتعلق بنشر وتطبيق المجموعة الواسعة لحلول الشركة في مجال تخطيط موارد المؤسسات (ERP)، الأمر الذي أدى إلى توفير تجربة عملاء فريدة من نوعها وتعزيز كفاءة وأداء الأعمال بشكل عام.
وضمت قائمة الفائزين لهذا العام:
  • فئة تحول الأعمال: مجموعة يوسف بن أحمد كانو، واحد من أكبر الشركات العائلية المستقلة في منطقة الخليج.
  • فئة التنفيذ السريع: "أوتوموتيف مانجمنت سيرفيسز"، إحدى الشركات التي تمتلك سجلاً حافلاً في مجال توفير الحلول المبتكرة لإدارة أساطيل السيارات والمعدات في الأسواق الناشئة.
  • فئة أفضل تبني للممارسات الأعمال: "زاكر للتجارة"، إحدى شركات التوريد المتكاملة والمتخصصة بمنتجات وإكسسوارات اللحام ومعدات الرفع والسلامة وغيرها من المنتجات الهندسية.
وتأسست "جوائز تميز العملاء في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا والهند" خلال العام 2014 كمبادرة إقليمية، حيث تطورت فيما بعد لتصبح اليوم برنامجاً عالمياً يقيم حفلات منفصلة لتوزيع هذه الجوائز حول العالم، بما في ذلك الولايات المتحدة والمملكة المتحدة والشرق الأوسط ومنطقة المحيط الهادئ، مع إقامة نهائي عالمي في وقت لاحق من العام.
وقال هشام الكومي، مدير أول لدى "إبيكور الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا والهند": "تعتبر الجوائز بمثابة منصة معيارية لقياس مدى نجاح العملاء في مجال استخدام حلول تخطيط موارد المؤسسات. وتم تقييم الفائزين هذا العام بدقة عالية وفقاً للمعايير العالمية التي تم تطويرها لقياس التميز في مجال نشر حلول تخطيط موارد المؤسسات، حيث اختير الفائزين نظراً لقصص نجاحهم التي تميزت عن باقي المشاركات ووضعت معايير جديدة للمؤسسات وفرق المشاريع الأخرى. ونهنئ الفائزين بـ "جوائز تميز العملاء في الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا والهند" لهذا العام، ونتطلع إلى تقديم الدعم لهم فيما يتعلق بخططهم للنمو".
وتتيح هذه الجوائز الفرصة لعملاء "إبيكور" لقياس مدى نجاحهم في مجال تطبيق حلول تخطيط موارد المؤسسات وتحسين مستويات استخدام العملاء للتكنولوجيا وتعزيز الثقة في استثمارات مماثلة في مجال تكنولوجيا المعلومات. ويتم الكشف عن الفائزين بهذه الجوائز سنوياً خلال فعاليات الشركة الخاصة بالعملاء والتي تتيح للشركات مشاركة وتبادل المعلومات مع عملاء "إبيكور" الآخرين والشركاء والخبراء المتخصصين حول كيفية تحسين استخدام حلول "إبيكور" في أعمالهم.


Captains of Careem: Thousands of Job Opportunities in Egypt




Cairo, May 19, 2016 - Careem’s Captains have been serving Egyptians since they started operations in 2014. Since their establishment, Careem has done more than offer a reliable transportation service to Egyptians - they’ve impacted the Egyptian economy by creating thousands of job opportunities for people across Egypt’s major cities, and bringing in millions of dollars in investments.

Careem recruits more than 2000 new captains a month, adding to their current reserve of 12,000 Captains. Through recruitment as such, Careem offers stable income to thousands of families, and allows drivers to work on their own vehicles, in their own time. The job opportunities offered by Careem come at the crucial time when unemployment rates are at their highest, allowing people from all walks of life to observe an honest and alternative employment opportunities.

Demand for Careem’s services is on the rise, with a steady monthly growth rate of 40%-60%.
Careem also employs hundreds of Egyptians at its call center, with over 250 people at its headquarters in Egypt alone, and growing.

Aside from offering employment opportunities, Careem has also impacted the Egyptian economy by bringing in more than USD 70 million worth of foreign investments into the company, the most recent being from The Abraaj Group, who invested $60 million for expansion across the region, including Egypt.

“Careem has changed how I think about educating my children,” says Careem Captain Hany Shehata, 40 years of age said. “Technology is a big component of education today, and therefore becoming an even bigger dream towards my children’s education. I don’t just want to educate my children, but I want to give them the best education I can possibly give them”.

Hayaam Emad, 32 year old single mother of two, is also a Captain with Careem, and says; “I believe you have to evolve your skills and acquire new skill sets all the time. No one else is going to do that for you, or help you through a tough spot. I took up driving for Careem when I was about to declare bankruptcy. It’s not hard work, and it helps me make good money so I’m grateful for Careem providing me with this opportunity”.

Careem’s Captains come from all walks of life and strive to provide their customers with high quality service. They are also a perfect example of hard working individuals who are trying to make a better living for themselves and their families, and at the same time offer a service that is in high demand.

كريم توفر آلاف الفرص من العمل للكباتن

القاهرة في 19 مايو 2016 ,

يقوم كباتن شركة كريم بتوفير خدمات النقل بالسيارات للعملاء الشركة منذ إطلاقها في مصر في عام 2014.فمنذ تأسيسها تقوم كريم بأكثر من توفير خدمات النقل المتميزة للمصريين، بل أثرت في الاقتصاد المصري بشكل كبير من خلال توفير آلاف من فرص العمل في المحافظات التي تعمل بها وضخ ملايين الدولارات في السوق.

تقوم كريم بتعيين 2000 كابتناً جديداً كل شهر، بالإضافة إلى 12 ألف كابتن متواجدين حالياً. ومن خلال تعيينهم، توفر الشركة دخلاً ثابتاً لآلاف الأسر المصرية، وتوفر للكباتن العمل على سياراتهم وفي الأوقات التي يريدونها. تساهم كريم من خلال هذا في تقليل نسبة البطالة المرتفعة في مصر مما يسمح للمواطنين من كافة الأنحاء أن يستغلوا فرص العمل البديلة والمتميزة.

إن الطلب على خدمات كريم في تزايد مستمر كما أن معدل النمو الشهري يبلغ من 40٪ إلى 60٪. كما يعمل بمركز الاتصال الخاص بكريم فس مصر أكثر من 250 موظف.

إلى جانب توفير فرص العمل المتميزة، أثرت شركة كريم في الاتقصاد المصري أيضاً من خلال جلب استثمارات أجنبية مباشرة تفوق 70 مليون دولار للشركة؛ حيث ضمت آخر الاستثمارات ضخ مجموعة أبراج 60 مليون دولار للتوسع في المنطقة ومصر.

وأكد هاني شحاتة، أحد الكباتن بشركة كريم ذو 40 عاماً، أن الشركة غيرن طريقة تفكيري في كيفية تعليم أبنائي، مضيفاً أن التكنولوجيا هي مكون رئيسي للتعليم اليوم، وبالتالي أصبحت أحد أهم أحلامي تجاه تعليم أبنائي. لا أريد فقط تعليم أبنائي ولكني أريد أن يحصلوا على أفضل تعليم يمكنني توفيره لهم.

ومن جهتها قالت هيام عماد، 32 عاماً، وهي أم لطفلين وكابتن بشركة كريم: "أؤمن أن كل فرد يمكنه أن يطور مهاراته ويمتلك مهارات جديدة طوال الوقت. ولا أحد سيقوم بذلك عوضاً عنك ولا سيساعدك وقت الشدة. لقد بدأت العمل بشركة كريم حين كنت سأعلن إفلاسي. فهو ليس بالعمل الشاق وقد ساعدني على جني أموال جيدة، لذا فأنا ممنونة لكريم لتوفير فرصة العمل هذه لي".

يعمل لدى كريم كباتن من مختلف مناحي الحياة ويتوقون لتوفير خدمة متميزة وعالية الجودة. كما أنهم مثال حي للأشخاص الجادين في العمل الذين يسعون لتحسين معيشتهم وذويهم، إلى جانب تقديم خدمة مطلوبة بشدة.

CITIZEN's elegant Eco Drive Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar - designed for the stylish man


CITIZEN presents watchlovers in the Middle East with the Men's Eco Drive Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar BL5472-01E with Brown Leather strap, a veritable beauty from the brand's Signature Collection.

This elegant chronograph from Citizen stands out with a gold plated bezel that contrasts well with the black dial. All this is set off quite sharply by the elegant brown strap.

The watch features a stopwatch, perpetual calendar, which is a fully automatic calendar, which routinely adjusts at the end of every month and is calibrated to keep track of leap years, date feature, 24 hour time and an alarm. The dial is clear to read with white markings against the dark face. The watch is 100M water resistant.

The watch comes with an 8-month power reserve and has an insufficient charge warning and overcharge prevention function.

Sideralis by Louis Moinet: Inverted Double Tourbillon Drives The Universe


Louis Moinet's latest creation, the Sideralis inverted double tourbillon is an innovative new look at watchmaking by the Swiss atelier. This unique timepiece is driven by two outsized opposing tourbillons set above the movement, while depicting the universe and its constellations moving in ethereal fashion.

In the words of Louis Moinet’s CEO Jean-Marie Schaller, “Sideralis is an invitation to embark on an interstellar journey - a whole new kind of discovery that’s singularly technical and poetic.”
The timepiece in question defies comparison, simply because to date, Sideralis does not have any equivalent anywhere in the world of watchmaking, and is protected by two patent applications. Sideralis makes an unequivocal statement: Louis Moinet is perhaps the last fully-independent firm to be investing in new components with the sole aim of inspiring awe among lovers of fine watches.

This staggering timepiece of epic proportions is structured around two especially extraordinary tourbillons. Both of these tourbillons are oversized, with cages measuring 14.9 mm - half as big again as the average. This is the largest assembly of two tourbillons ever to have existed.

“Aside from our exacting chronometric standards, this approach adds a fascinating visual dimension to the watch; a touch of magic that we’ve decided to gift to lovers of fine watches, just so they can contemplate beauty and horological art in all its splendor,” explains Schaller.

The two tourbillons are designed to be physically above the movement - above the dial, even. The two raised cages are large as life and wholly visible, revealing balance wheels with beautifully styled screws - and an absolutely incomparable aesthetic appearance.

The tourbillons rotate in opposite directions. The continuous coming and going, side by side, is not just for stylistic reasons; the counter-rotation provides the motive power required for the star mechanism – the Sideralis complication.

For the first time ever, a complication is driven by a double tourbillon: a time dial situated at 12 o’clock, comprising two discs, one atop the other. The top one features a tiny hand-painted picture. This hand-crafted marvel depicts the universe and its constellations of stars and planets, painted one by one on a dark blue sidereal background. The animation completes one counter-clockwise rotation every 60 seconds.

At 12 o’clock on this upper disc there is a circular opening, through which can be glimpsed the three planets painted on the lower disc, seen to be rotating in the opposite direction at the same speed. The feature represents a wholly new conceptual and artistic approach.  

Through the opening, the lower disc reveals the planet Mars, the Moon, and Mercury in succession. “These three bodies have not been chosen at random,” says Schaller. “Each of the micro-paintings includes genuine dust from the heavenly body in question: a fragment of Mars, moon dust, and extremely rare fragments of the Rosetta Stone, whose scientific name is Sahara 99555. This stone has travelled across the universe to reach us: it’s the oldest known to mankind, believed by the scientific community to have come from Mercury and to be four and half billion years old. Fragments of meteorites from Mars, the Moon and Sahara 99555 also appear on the lower disc, positioned between the planets, floating in the cosmos, or included in a hand-painted shooting star.”

The inverted double tourbillon, powering an exclusive complication, is an unprecedented innovation, with two patents pending to protect it. The Sideralis caliber is also fully exclusive to Louis Moinet, mounted on a hand-painted aventurine dial that matches the universe depicted on the time disc. Sideralis comes in a 47.4 mm grey gold case – and in a limited edition of just 28 watches.

Contemporary and powerful appeal


Oris presents a new take on its modernist Artix line

The bold and trendy Artix Skeleton, is the latest addition to Oris’s Artix line of contemporary watches. The timepiece's skeletonised, black-plated mechanical movement gives is a contemporary and powerful appeal.

Oris’s latest skeletonised watch brings elements of both classical and contemporary watchmaking together, combining a skeletonised movement with the best of 21st century watch design and finishing techniques. Oris has black-plated the skeletonised parts of the movement in various shades of black and grey, giving it an intriguing three-dimensional finish.

Historically, watchmakers practised skeletonisation so they could showcase their talents and reveal the intricacies of a movement. While that’s still true today, it’s now also seen by watch enthusiasts as an opportunity to demonstrate their appreciation for the watchmaking tradition. Oris is a passionate believer in perpetuating the watchmaker’s craft and has been at the forefront of the movement to promote the intrinsic, long-lasting value of a mechanical watch.

The Oris Artix Skeleton has a number of considered touches beyond its blackened movement parts. The company logo has been elegantly and discreetly milled into a bridge of the dial at 3 o’clock, while openings right through the movement give the wearer occasional, poetic glimpses of Oris’s signature Red Rotor as it rotates.

Oris has also given careful consideration to the Artix Skeleton’s size. The original Artix was 42mm in diameter, but the new watch is a more contemporary 39mm in diameter.

The new Oris Artix Skeleton is a timeless blend of traditional watchmaking values and contemporary design.

Product Features

Oris Artix Skeleton
Ref. No. 01 734 7714 4054 LS, Ø 39.00mm

  • Automatic movement Oris Cal. 734, based on Sellita SW 200-1, black-plated
  • Multi-piece stainless steel case with stainless steel crown. Water resistant to 10 bar/100m
  • Sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside
  • Screwed stainless steel case back with mineral crystal
  • Dark grey/black skeleton dial and applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Nickel hour and
  • minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
  • Black leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp. Also available with a stainless steel bracelet with
  • butterfly folding clasp
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