Riyadh Air to use Oracle software in digital-first push
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Riyadh Air to use Oracle software in digital-first push

Riyadh Air to use Oracle software in digital-first push

New airline, Riyadh Air, is bulking up its use of enterprise software as the company looks to push a digital first strategy

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Saudi Arabia’s newest airline, Riyadh Air, has announced it will use enterprise software from tech giant Oracle to help digitise its finance, supply chain and human capital management.

Digital transformation firm Tech Mahindra is set to implement and deploy Oracle’s Fusion Cloud Applications Suite for Riyadh Air. 

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The move is expected to help Riyadh Air develop a modern, scalable, and secure business platform to enable data driven decision making, reduce costs, enhance employee engagement, as well as streamline procurement processes.

Riyadh Air also plans to use the embedded AI capabilities of the Oracle software.

“Riyadh Air aims to disrupt the future of air travel,” said Adam Boukadida, Riyadh Air’s Chief Financial Officer. 

“A key part of this approach is to partner with world-class experts as we build technical capabilities that enable us to deliver a seamless digital-first experience to our guests.”

Owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Riyadh Air is targeting becoming a digitally-led, full-service carrier, with an aim of landing in 100 destinations worldwide by 2030.

Riyadh Air’s digital strategy

Since its launch in March 2023, Riyadh Air has already forged several strategic partnerships aimed at enhancing its operational efficiency and sustainability initiatives with stalwarts such as Lufthansa Systems, IBM Consulting, and Microsoft. 

“Riyadh Air represents a major moment for the aviation industry,” said Reham AlMusa, Vice President of Cloud Applications at Oracle Saudi Arabia. 

“With the implementation of Oracle Fusion Applications, the airline is preparing a future-ready digital platform that will help drive rapid growth, nurture a truly connected workforce, and deliver unique digital experiences to modern-day travellers.”

Under the deal Riyadh Air is set to deploy Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), and Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) solutions. 

Vikram Nair, President of EMEA Business at Tech Mahindra, also commented on the partnership. “With extensive experience in implementing Oracle for airlines,” Nair affirmed, “we are well-equipped to support Riyadh Air’s digital transformation journey.”

Riyadh Air (Image: Sourced from Riyadh Air Media Centre)
Riyadh Air (Image: Sourced from Riyadh Air Media Centre)


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