Nov 27, 2013

Dafater Pilot Program Starts in Saudi

Dafater Pilot Program Starts in Saudi

BusinessClouds announced yesterday that it started offering its cloud ERP solution in Saudi and that Dafater is going to be the commercial name of this service. Dafater is the Arabic word for “Books” as in business books. Geared towards the SMB community, Dafater promises to change the way small businesses do business. It comes hosted along with additional value added services such as remote accounting and auditing for small companies.

In a comment on this news, Saleh Almutairi said: “Our objective was to isolate the entrepreneur or business owner from the technical details. This not only involves the IT components, such as the software and hardware but also the mundane accounting tasks for those who do not have a full time accountant on board or would like to have an independant senior accountant overlooking how their staff uses the system. We understand that garbage-in is garbage-out and hence made every effort possible to make using Dafater both beneficial and practical.”

On the same line, Dr. Laith Al-Sulaiman, Dafater’s Program Manager, commented “ERPs are very difficult to implement and run, especially if you don’t have the technical knowledge or huge budgets to hire someone to do it. When we started this project, our objective was to give SMBs a way of having their own completely managed ERP implementation. With Dafater, we achieved that objective”.

When asked “How mature is Dafater?”, BusinessClouds CTO responded “Dafater core modules, i.e. accounting, human resources, sales, etc have all been tested for more than four years now. What we did is acquired a mature base code and used SaaSMoney to make it commercially available. This was and will be our core vision in BusinessClouds, to commercial services using the cloud. So, what we are doing right now is commercially testing the service itself. In fact, we use Dafater to manage our internal business matters including accounting and HR as well as many others.”

The company says that this pilot program is only by invitation and will cover a select group of test customers.