Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined Digital Dubai’s Government Resource Planning Systems (GRPS), which provides access to 40 smart systems and applications.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has joined Digital Dubai’s Government Resource Planning Systems (GRPS) to provide Dubai Chamber officials and employees with access to more than 40 smart systems and applications.
It is already implemented across 70 government departments benefiting more than 73,000 employees in the emirate.
GRPS offers an integrated bundle of secure, standardised, central solutions which, in turn, will serve to boost productivity and efficiency at the chamber by streamlining operations, cutting costs, and saving time.
The systems allow participating entities to handle all key internal government operations in the financial, logistics and human resources fields, including salaries, recruitment, financial transactions, supply chain, and asset management.
“The Government Resource Planning Systems is a vital tool in our arsenal and one on which we rely to fulfil our mission of driving Dubai’s digital and smart transformation,” said Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of Digital Dubai Authority.
“The advanced systems allow participating government entities to streamline and automate their procedures, boosting their effectiveness, their competitiveness and their attractiveness to customers, whether individuals or businesses. The systems also make tasks to be handled more easily and efficiently for tens of thousands of employees.”
“We look forward to adding more entities to the list and continuing our efforts to boost government integration and digitalisation in Dubai”
Implementing GRPS allows Dubai Chamber to fulfil its role in supporting Dubai’s business community by automating key transactions and processes. It is hoped this will enhance the emirate’s competitiveness in ease of doing business, further establishing it as a hub for international business and trade and attracting more companies and investments to set up shop in Dubai.
More than 66,000 employees from 60 government bodies are also benefiting from the newly revamped Smart Employee application, which allows users to access many employee self-services and purchasing requests at any time and from anywhere.
The application also helps managers oversee team members and monitor their office attendance and to streamline procedures, as well as enable them to approve leave requests, give other permissions, and make purchase orders.
“Dubai Chamber has an instrumental role to play in advancing the business community in Dubai and enhancing the emirate’s status as a hub for business, investment and entrepreneurship,” Al Mansoori added.
“With this in mind, it was extremely important for us to bring the chamber on board in implementing GRPS, which will impact not only its operations, but also those of its members, ultimately benefiting the emirate’s economy as a whole. We look forward to adding more entities to the list and continuing our efforts to boost government integration and digitalisation in Dubai.”
Suppliers dealing with Dubai Chamber can benefit from the Smart Supplier application to process transactions and access various new features and services. The integration within GRPS allows the chamber to access a wide base of suppliers registered in the system, and provides an improved procurement process where purchase orders are automated.