Success stories

GMG Raises Supply Chain Performance to New Levels with Next Generation Distribution Center

GMG Raises Supply Chain Performance to New Levels with Next Generation Distribution Center

The SAP EWM solution delivered by Clariba in under 8 months fully automates more than 15 inbound, outbound, cross-docking and other core processes.

The end-to-end integration of SAP EWM to the Schaefer Conveyor Transport System and the pick to light system from Knapp, ensures that GMG’s warehouse team can now be more effective than ever to satisfy the many inbound and outbound shipments that are processed every single day at the distribution centre.

With this highly effective warehouse management solution in place, GMG can now execute high-volume warehouse operations and manage complex supply chain logistics – delivering the ultimate in visibility and control to satisfy customers across the GCC.

Delivering seamless integration across the real estate value chain

Delivering seamless integration across the real estate value chain

The advanced analytics solution delivered by Clariba has saved thousands of hours of manual work for Servihabitat. Data consolidation processes, which previously required 2 weeks of manual work, are now fully automated, and Servihabitat’s tier 1 customers are receiving the best possible service.

After this critical success, Servihabitat is now extending the solution to its entire customer base, providing them with an unparalleled real-time service, not seen in this industry before.

Clariba and Servihabitat have become agents of value in the real estate industry by not only creating internal efficiencies, but also automating mass delivery of information through the value chain.

Powering vital public services with actionable insight - a success story

To successfully deliver on its roadmap, FEWA embarked on a digital transformation journey, moving towards becoming a data-driven organization, and selected Clariba to help integrate vast amounts of scattered data from multiple sources with the objective to achieve actionable insights. Thanks to the solution delivered by Clariba, execu-tives at FEWA now have a clear perspective on the fulfillment of their corporate objectives — decisions are now based on meaningful and reliable insights.

PUIG delivers actionable insight for mobile, collaborative decision-making at the board-level

Top Management, executives and decision-makers at PUIG, a leading retailer of luxury fragrances and fashion products worldwide, are now using a Clariba developed advanced analytics solution for faster decision-making.
With the comprehensive, mobile solution delivered by Clariba, executives can now analyse clearly defined key performance indicators across all business areas and collaborate in real-time.

Shaker Group boosts its decision-making processes with the first SAP Digital Boardroom in Saudi Arabia

Shaker Group boosts its decision-making processes with the first SAP Digital Boardroom in Saudi Arabia

Board members, executives and decision makers at Shaker Group — a leading air condition and home appliances distributor in Saudi Arabia — are now taking active, live decisions with SAP Digital Boardroom. Where previously time-consuming static reports were compiled and consolidated, SAP’s Digital Boardroom solution, implemented by Clariba, now offers key decision makers a real-time view of all company operations across all lines of business.
This comprehensive view now enables the team at Shaker Group to analyse trends and achieve insights in real-time, at a granular view, across multiple screens and mobile devices — taking their decision-making process to the next level.

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company with Clariba, recognized by SAP

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company with Clariba, recognized by SAP

At GITEX Technology Week, on Tuesday, 10 October, SAP will recognize the UAE winners of the SAP MENA Quality Awards, presented to the region’s most innovative customer deployments. At the event, best practices will be shared with the global audience.

Aspire Academy Enables Sports Talent with SAP and Clariba

SAP's Digital Boardroom presenting Sports Analytics powered by SAP and Clariba. Photo by Stefan Wagner (@Stefan_Wag) SAP

SAP's Digital Boardroom presenting Sports Analytics powered by SAP and Clariba. Photo by Stefan Wagner (@Stefan_Wag) SAP

Rising from the desert, Aspire Academy is a symbol of Qatar’s ambition in sports. Boasting coaches and sports scientists from around the globe and housed in some of the best training facilities in the world, Aspire Academy exists to develop sporting champions.

In June 2016, Aspire Academy and SAP announced an historic agreement in Doha, Qatar. This strategic partnership stands for a strong commitment between a global leading technology company and a knowledge-driven youth athlete academy with Aspire Academy becoming the ‘Strategic Sports Partner’ for SAP and SAP in the role of ‘Strategic Technology Partner’ of Aspire Academy.

The alliance aims to deliver a significant contribution not only to Aspire and SAP but also to the world of sports with a special focus on young athletes’ and team development by innovating in sports performance data management and analytics. The premise is to utilize performance data in new ways to unlock innovative approaches in developing sporting talent, starting at the sub-elite level.

Since its start in 2004, Aspire has invested in numerous performance and science technologies. In any given week, the number of data points added to the information ecosystem from matches, training sessions, assessments and more, is substantial.

Allowing coaches, sports scientists and management to tap into this valuable sports performance data in real-time, and providing them with a self-service analytics capability across all data sources became a critical requirement for Aspire Academy. In addition, engaging Aspire’s high school age student-athletes with visually appealing and motivating information by bringing together information from sources from inside and outside of the organization was a critical success factor. They also applied for sport results and performance planning data, medical, sports science and academics input, as well as data from the clubs, leagues and federations of the sports to which they belong.

Underlined by SAP’s principle to Run Simple, and thanks to the in-memory technology platform SAP HANA and the company’s analytics portfolio, a first step was to integrate the rich data sources of Aspire’s operating environment. In co-innovation with Aspire Academy, SAP and Clariba – an independent Big Data analytics consultancy based in Europe and the Middle East – the team developed Aspire’s Football Performance Analytics solution that provides the necessary analytical capabilities to the Academy allowing it to develop one of the world’s smallest talent pools and deliver on the State of Qatar’s global sporting ambitions.

Leveraging Aspire Academy’s expertise in driving sport performance, and equipped with the latest technology powered by SAP and Clariba, coaches can now analyze team and player performance right on the pitch. With the Football Performance Analytics solution, coaches now have access to all performance data around match analysis, training, individual player development and even video analysis on one single, easy-to-use iPad application.

The team at Aspire is currently working on finalizing its world leading Football Performance Center, to be inaugurated in summer 2017. For this prestigious project, Aspire Academy will be bringing together the most advanced technologies and are thinking toward leveraging SAP Digital Boardroom to provide interactive player assessment analytics.

At the recent Aspire Academy Global Summit 2016, Stefan Wagner, SAP’s global manager for Sports & Entertainment, and Luca Spinelli, general manager of Clariba in Qatar, presented the latest insights of the collaboration with Aspire Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The joint presentation to Aspire’s fellows from across the world outlined the importance of the integration and connection to multiple data sources — such as GPS data from training sessions, match data from external providers, or club-internal information — in order for today’s clubs and associations to achieve a competitive edge.

With a small talent pool and high global expectations Aspire is forced to develop competitive advantage in different ways than leading sport nations with a strong sports culture and ready access to talent can do today. In partnership with SAP and Clariba, Aspire Academy is now more than ever striving to become the world’s leading academy with the objective to enable the best coaching and performance decisions.

The original press release published by SAP can be found here.

SAP awards Clariba as Best Local Analytics Partner

The passion of our people, our experience in business analytics implementations, and our relentless drive to learn and certify our capabilities — combined with the acquired knowledge from 15+ years of exciting customer projects — are the basis of our expertise.

Clariba is being recognized by SAP MENA for delivering innovative, reliable and high-quality business analytics solutions to our customers, providing them with clarity and actionable insight to improve their business performance.

Celebrate this great achievement with us and reach out – you’re dealing with the BEST!

Clariba Selected as a Finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award Category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015

Clariba — an independent, analytics consultancy based in Dubai — is named a finalist in the People and Culture of the Year Award category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015.

The awards are organised by MEED, which partnered with Gulf Capital four years ago as the headline sponsor, to recognise the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success.

Clariba helps Spinneys Implement SAP HANA to Efficiently Monitor Customer Needs

Rohith D’Souza (business analysis & development Spinneys), Qais Gharaibeh (managing director – UAE, SAP MENA) and Marc Haberaland (managing director, Clariba) at Spinneys headquarters in Dubai
Rohith D’Souza (business analysis & development Spinneys), Qais Gharaibeh (managing director – UAE, SAP MENA) and Marc Haberaland (managing director, Clariba) at Spinneys headquarters in Dubai

UAE, Dubai, October 02, 2013 – In-memory computing (IMC) is quoted as one of the top 10 technology trends for 2013. Jumping on this trend is Spinneys Dubai, a leading food retailer in the UAE, who recently implemented SAP’s real-time in-memory technology platform SAP HANA®. This groundbreaking solution combined with the leading visualization and analysis capabilities of SAP@ BusinessObjects™ immediately allowed Spinneys to explore and analyze large quantities of their data from a vast array of sources more effectively, at record speeds. Clariba, a leading business analytics consultancy in the Middle East, was a key player in ensuring the successful implementation and immediate results.

“We can now not only get supplier delivery performance reports in a short amount of time, but more importantly, we can now track in real time a supplier’s performance at a level of granularity that was not possible to achieve before,” says Rohith D’Souza, responsible for business analysis & development, Spinneys Dubai. “This solution makes it easier for us not only to store vast quantities of data, but also to retrieve and analyze it at record speeds, with a lot of flexibility on how we build reports. If you take for example our Inflation Report which used to take three hours to run; we now have results in less than three minutes.”

“The main goal for Spinneys is to make sure that all decisions we make are the right ones for our customers. This solution is helping us to streamline internal processes, allowing us to make better-informed decisions much faster, and ultimately, helping us serve our customers better. That’s what we strive for everyday,” says Rohith.

“As every retailer, Spinneys has increasing amounts of data from point-of-sale transactions and on the operational side – purchasing, stock, and financial data. Understanding stock levels and wastage, and forecasting inventory movements are critical to manage the profitability of a retail organization. With SAP HANA, Spinneys management now has speed-of-thought analytic capabilities available at their fingertips,” says Marc Haberland, managing director, Clariba. “What’s more, our team of certified consultants with years of business intelligence experience has helped Spinneys to achieve these capabilities in just a few weeks by leveraging the game-changing capabilities of SAP HANA.”

Qais Gharaibeh, managing director – UAE, SAP MENA says, “Spinneys has shown great ambition by investing in technology that can transform its operations. In particular, it will be able to become more nimble and profitable, while also delivering a more engaging and relevant shopping experience to its customers. SAP HANA is all about real-time efficiency, intelligent insight and achieving previously unattainable levels of innovation.”

Spinneys, Clariba and SAP
Spinneys, Clariba and SAP

Spinneys has started applying the technology in several initiatives such as their Category Performance Improvement (CPI) process, which cascades corporate strategies down to the product level, analyzing sales and shopping trends to ensure the optimal mix reaches the final customer.

The company is also thrilled with, and will shortly start tapping into all the possibilities that SAP BusinessObjects’ Mobile Business Intelligence brings. “A manager can go down to the store, tablet in hand, analyze a range of products and its performance on the shop floor. If there is a gap on the shelf, he can instantly see if the stock of the product is low, and if a purchase order has been placed for it already. All in real-time!” mentions Rohith. “This represents a big improvement in the way we will do things going forward. With this technology, the possibilities are limitless.”

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About Clariba

Clariba delivers innovative, reliable and high-quality Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and data warehousing solutions to customers worldwide. With offices in Dubai, Qatar and Spain, Clariba are recognized and respected as one of the leading SAP BI partners in MENA and Europe. For more information, visit

About Spinneys

Spinneys are one of the leading supermarket chains in the UAE. Spinneys is a premium retailer with a focus on freshness, quality and range. Our customers are aspirational shoppers who value quality, service and convenience. For more information, visit

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 248,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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Clariba and the Clariba logo are registered trademarks of Clariba Consulting, S.L.U.

SAP® HANA and SAP® BusinessObjects™ are registered trademark(s) of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

Spinneys and the Spinneys logo are a registered trademark of Spinneys Dubai LLC