DP World fuels global business transformation with ERP cloud migration

As part of its dream to transform the global supply chain logistics industry, DP World is undertaking a cloud migration project – replacing 160 disparate on-premises systems including ERP applications with a single, unified global cloud suite.

Mohamad Absar
Mohamad Absar

With 53,000 employees, 128 logistics businesses and 90 shipping terminals around the globe, DP World is one of the world’s largest port operators — and plans to get even bigger. To support its global expansion, it's undertaking a massive, global cloud migration project with ERP at its core.

DP World provides logistics services in 60 countries and is in the process of broadening its business model with recent acquisitions including that of supply chain solutions provider Syncreon, and launches of new services such as global wholesale e-commerce platform Dubuy.com.

These support the UAE-based company’s goal to transform and lead the global supply chain logistics industry. To do so, it’s key that the organisation remains agile, a challenge for any international business, let alone one working across multiple verticals, each with their own locally deployed systems.

In order to achieve this goal, the company understood the need to overhaul its back office. It began a major cloud transformation project to replace 160 disparate on-premise systems across departments such as finance, supply chain and HR, with a single, unified global cloud suite as part of its "One Strategy" initiative.

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