CMiC, a Toronto-based firm specialising in ERP and field operations software for the construction industry, has announced a joint venture with Dubai-based ALEC Engineering and Contracting, the multidisciplinary construction giant, for a strategic tech-focused transformation.
In a statement, ALEC said that it had conducted a thorough evaluation of several ERP solutions and that it had selected CMiC’s complete enterprise platform to run its financial and field operations.
“We relied heavily on a host of standalone applications to compensate for the limitations of our legacy ERP,” remarked Henry Loubser, Enterprise Resources Planning Manager at ALEC.
“We needed a platform that would consolidate, standardize, integrate and automate, which CMiC has demonstrated with their impressive customer roster, proven R&D track record and unparalleled industry expertise.”
CMiC’s Single Database Platform™ architecture, which delivers a single version of truth to users across all functional areas, was the key advantage over alternative ERP software vendors, he added.
As the only ERP solution built specifically for construction, CMiC includes functionality designed to support international best practices and collaboration, the statement explained. CMiC’s software allows firms to optimise productivity, minimise risk and drive growth by planning and managing all financials, projects, resources and content assets, from a Single Database Platform™.
“We are delighted to be the vendor chosen to help deliver ALEC’s vision of becoming the most technologically innovative construction group in the Middle East,” said Gord Rawlins, President & CEO of CMiC.
“This decision represents a strategic investment for both companies; we expect to give ALEC significant operational advantages to support unprecedented growth and scalability, while they will provide CMiC with a strong entry point into the construction software market of the region.”
Rawlins added that in order to best serve ALEC and to establish the cornerstone for future partnerships in the region, CMiC would set up direct operations in the Middle East. This would include opening a regional headquarters office in Dubai, with a dedicated team on the ground.
“Our objective is to provide our onsite teams with the capabilities they need to readily access critical information to complete their work more effectively,” added John Deeb, Chief Financial Officer at ALEC.
“We envision a lasting relationship with CMiC as they become the solution to help drive our digital transformation,” he concluded.