Saudi Diesel Equipment Co. (SDEC), the Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia-based leader in diesel power generation, transportation and support equipment manufacturing, recently announced their decision to migrate its existing deployment of Infor M3 on-premises to Infor CloudSuite Equipment. This would enable them to improve and automate business processes raise efficiency, and boost its ability to innovate. Moving to the cloud is part of SDEC’s wider digital transformation project, Digi-Step, as the company scales its operations to support strong demand for equipment, machinery, and power generators across a range of sectors in Saudi Arabia. Per the press release, SDEC had been using an on-premises version of Infor M3 as its ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution for more than 12 years, but wanted to migrate to Infor CloudSuite Equipment powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company will benefit from using Infor’s OS cloud operating platform while also consolidating its processes around a more comprehensive CloudSuite solution, which includes the Infor Birst business intelligence data analytics solution. Additionally, moving to the cloud and replacing various legacy systems from other vendors with Infor solutions allows SDEC to simplify, automate, and gain visibility of business processes including supply chain management, production, financial management, stock taking, and after-sales service. This, in turn, will transform the company’s ability to work efficiently and integrate with partners including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver the specific solutions customers want. Further, the move to a multi-tenant cloud environment also will allow SDEC to benefit from integrating with other Infor products and continuous innovation from Infor, with software updates and upgrades taking place automatically as soon as Infor implements them, without the need to perform manual updates at set intervals.