Al-Amthal wins BTECH Award For the Best HRMS Software In Bahrain at GITEX 2018

Al-Amthal is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious Bahrain Tech Award at a ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel on 15th October 2018 at the sidelines of GITEX 2018 in Dubai. The award was presented to the CEO of Al-Amthal, Hani Awachi, for OPTIMUM HRMS on being selected as one of the best products in Bahrain. The award was launched in 2017 aiming "at promoting the ICT Sector in Bahrain, and drive sustainability through the continuous development of this sector's products in meeting international standards. The key criteria of this Award cover creativity and innovation aspects as well as relevance of business and social needs, readiness for International Market, the use of best practices and enforcing regulations and their marketing presentation." Following an extensive jury evaluation, OPTIMUM HRMS was able to demonstrate that it met the required criteria which prove that OPTIUM HRMS "brings excellence to the Bahrain ICT industry through its innovative technology". The award was presented by Tamkeen Chief Executive Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, to Mr. Hani Awachi, CEO of Al-Amthal. During his acceptance speech at the Awarding Ceremony Mr. Hani Awachi thanked the Jury members, Dr. Janahi, the Head of Bahrain Tech Awards, Mr. Esam Hadi, and other officials for this honour and recognition, which was "going to elevate OPTIMUM HRMS and Al-Amthal on the international ICT stage". Mr. Hani Awachi also expressed his special thanks to the entire Al-Amthal Team, whose hard work and tireless efforts have made it possible that OPTIMUM has become an acclaimed software system not only in Bahrain, but throughout the GCC and beyond.

BFC signs up for Optimum

Amthal Group is pleased to announce that one of the most prestigious finance and the leading Money Transfer & Currency Exchange company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Financing Company (BFC), has opted to develop an integrated WPS, Cards Management and e-Wallet systems with Al-Amthal. The innovative Optimum Wage Protection System (WPS) is developed to provide a modern and easy salary bank transfer solution to thousands of unbanked employees in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Commenting on BFC’s sign up with Al-Amthal, Mr. Ali Fakhreddine, CIO of BFC Group Holdings said, ";As part of our ambitious strategy to provide modern financial services solutions, we are particularly proud of taking this step and signing up with an industry leader such as Al-Amthal at the GITEX platform."; This e-Wallet or digital wallet system is an online service that allows an individual to make electronic transactions via their mobile phone or personal computer without having to open their own bank account. Optimum WPS will help users who need to make financial transactions but do not have a bank account for whatever reason, which will make plenty of lives so much easier and more efficient. ";We are very thankful for our esteemed customer’s trust invested in Al-Amthal in view of such a high profile financial system, and I am sure that our expertise and experience will prove to be extremely useful and beneficial to the many end users, taking the provision of modern financial services to another innovative level,"; said Mr. Hani Awachi, CEO of Al Amthal Group on the occasion of the formal signing of the agreement at the Bahrain Pavilion of GITEX 2018 held in Dubai.

Jaffaria Waqf Directorate Inaugurates the Investors Services Center and the 'Waqf Real Estate Portal'

In line with the directives of the wise leadership on the importance of developing the services of governmental institutions and enhancing direct communication with the public, the Chairman of the Jaffaria Waqf Directorate (JWD), Sheikh Mohsen Al Asfoor inaugurated the Investors Services Center in its administration building in Manama. The meeting was attended by board members, where he also announced the launch of the "Waqf Investment Real Estate Portal"; the new online portal for investment and rental applications. The presentation of all the Waqf properties was conducted for the first time in the history of JWD, which enhances the transparency and competitiveness in the development of revenue from the endowments. The chairman of the Jaffaria Waqf Directorate said that the center was the third to announce its inauguration by the administration after the maintenance service center and the visitor services center. The council is working on implementing ambitious projects and goals within a comprehensive strategy to promote JWD and activate the tripartite partnership, transparency and development to achieve the aspirations of the different activities of this ancient institution. The chairman pointed out that the developer of the system of the Waqf real estate portal recently completed the finalization of the system enabling users to invest, rent, inquire or pay the amounts incurred directly online through the website www.jwdgate.com. Sheikh Al-Asfoor said that the new system is developed by Al-Amthal Group, and it is one of the leading modern projects that is launched by Al-Amthal Group to offer and lease all properties of Waqf investment to everyone through the Internet in absolute transparency with the inventory of all properties of Waqf, through the Real Estate Endowment Gate. This system will represent a qualitative leap in the development and management of real estate properties in a modern and professional manner. It is the first of its kind in the world at the level of Waqf institutions. This project translates the new identity launched by JWD to enhance their partnership with various economic and social institutions, and coincides with the celebration of JWD’s 90th anniversary of its founding in 1927, which is one of the first departments in the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Sheikh Al-Asfoor said that Al-Amthal Group has recently linked all management systems to each other and all properties that are available for investment will be offered through the system in a timely and transparent manner. The system facilitates the process of leasing and smoothens the procedures, tenants are divided into four departments: government agencies, civil society organizations and others. For his part, the CEO of Al-Amthal Group, Hani Awachi, said that the company is proud to extend its work with the Jaffaria Waqf Directorate to develop its systems comprehensively. He also declared that creating a new system for investment services and leasing that enhance transparency and make it easier for all dealers with the Awqaf to complete their transactions at anytime and anywhere using the latest technology and systems providing an innovative experience supported by world-class consulting services.

Amthal Group showcased at GITEX 2016

Amthal Group took part in GITEX 2016, the largest international IT exhibition in the Middle East, held at the prestigious Dubai World Trade Center, from 16 to 20 of October 2016.The mega event attracted hundreds of IT companies and major brands from all over the world, while Bahraini firms joined their presentation at the Bahrain Pavilion. The Pavilion provided excellent exhibitor facilities to put on an impressive and unified representation of the Kingdom’s advanced IT sector.The Amthal Group was able to stand out at the Bahrain Pavilion thanks to its state-of-the-art ERP system OPTIMUM, which comprises the latest technologies and the most advanced system functionalities while being very user-friendly, bi-lingual and totally parameterized. Thus, OPTIMUM generated a keen interest among the business community at the exhibition, as the OPTIMUM ERP suite specially caters for the constantly evolving business needs of the present day corporate world, with its remarkable features and first class benefits.Equally interesting for Al-Amthal’s visitors were the products and services provided by its divisions ECnet and NClink that complement OPTIMUM in order to offer a unique and comprehensive blend of IT related products and first class services.When asked about the reaction of Al-Amthal’s visitors, Mr. Hani Awachi pointed out: ";All our visitors were extremely impressed to find such a high quality as well as Microsoft certified software developed entirely in Bahrain. In all, the exhibition proved to be an excellent opportunity for the Amthal Group to extend its market visibility and target a wider client base in the Middle East and beyond.";

OPTIMUM HRMS Ready for Take-off at Mohammed Jalal

OPTIMUM HRMS system has been completed implementation at the Mohammed Jalal & Sons office.Mohammed Jalal & Sons is one of the largest conglomerates in Bahrain, having a wide span of business activities in several areas. Founded in 1947 it has developed into one of the leading businesses in the Kingdom of Bahrain and has contributed greatly to the development of the country over the years. The Jalal Group extends to 22 companies in many key sectors including; construction, oil and gas, contracting, engineering, trading, IT solutions and services, food and beverage, travel, pest control, interior designing, lifts and escalators, water purification, security services, facilities management and real estate etc.A number of Group companies operate in other countries of the region including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. The Group has many international strategic partnerships with leading names such as; Schindler, General Electric, British American Tobacco, Pultzmeister and others.Al-Amthal has successfully implemented OPTIMUM HRMS System for Mohammed Jalal Group in Bahrain. The comprehensive OPTIMUM HRMS system is designed to streamline and automate the HR processes and procedures. It is highly customizable to suit the needs of any types of businesses. ";We are extremely delighted to deliver our system to such a prestigious company as the Mohammed Jalal Group and we are sure that the system will be able to handle the diversified needs of our valuable customer,"; said Mr. Hani Awachi, CEO, Al-Amthal Group on the occasion of the formal completion of the project implementation.

Al-Amthal and Bahrain Polytechnic sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Amthal Group and Bahrain Polytechnic for joint co-operation.According to the MOU, both organizations will co-operate in a number of areas covering internships for students, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas, arranging visits and guest speakers, as well as collaboration on research projects.The MoU was signed by Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al Aseeri, Acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, and Mr. Hani Awachi, CEO of Amthal Group. The Ceremony was also attended on behalf of Bahrain Polytechnic by the Deputy Chief Executive Educational Services, Dr. Hasan Almulla, the Dean of Business Faculty, Mr. Cormac MacMahon, the Dean of EDICT Faculty, Dr. Phillippe Pringuet, the Acting Manager Industry & Liaison, Mr. Talat M. Abdulla, and Programme Manager, Ms. Latifa Al Fadhel, and on behalf of Al-Amthal by Mrs. Beate Schoek-Awachi, GM-HR & Admin, and Mr. Ashraf Bilal, Head of Sales & Marketing.Al Amthal has already taken on different groups of students for their work placement in the HR & Implementation departments as well as in the ECnet division, where they are getting first-hand experience for their various projects, under the guidance and supervision of Al-Amthal professionals.";We are always keen to fulfill our social responsibility by providing quality training opportunities to Bahrain’s future work force through intensive and real-life work experience. We are really proud to have been chosen as partners for this favorable tie-up with Bahrain Polytechnic for the benefit of the Kingdom’s young professional generation";, said Mr. Hani Awachi, CEO of the Amthal Group, on the occasion of the signing ceremony.On behalf of Bahrain Polytechnic, Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri stated: ";We educate our students by using the problem-based learning approach, which encourages practical work and ensures that they touch the corporate world at an early stage of their academic career. Signing this agreement with Amthal Group falls under our goals of producing work-ready graduates, as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and government action plan 2015-2018.";
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