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Thursday 28 Apr 2016

Signs Your Business Is Ready For Software Localization in Saudi Arabia

Every business reaches a point where they realize the use of spreadsheets and other processes that are performed manually is taking too much time. They start looking at business solutions that will help them save time, improve reporting, increase margins and profits, and also empower front line employees.

Software localization is more than just a mere translation of a product. Many businesses around the world localize software so that their products are built on multiple country profiles to make them adaptable to the local rules and regulations of any country, enabling them to reach a much larger target audience!

What is Software Localization?

Software localization is the process of adapting software and web products according to the technical, linguistic and cultural requirements of a target market. Since this process is labor-intensive, it often requires a considerable amount of time from the development teams to ensure the products are able to effectively target a region or country.

What are the Benefits of Software Localization in Saudi Arabia?

Since software localization can handle multiple currencies, countries, companies and tax rules through built-in governmental forms, regional businesses can utilize the software to run various branch companies dispersed in a number of geographical locations where different tax rules and regulations are applied.

Another benefit of software localization in Saudi Arabia is that it allows businesses to process employee wages according to the GOSI law, which collects a certain percentage as a contribution from employers and pays the benefits to insured individuals as well as their family members. Therefore, you will be able to avoid any compliance issues!

Local holidays in Saudi Arabia are determined by the sighting of the moon as the country follows the Hijri calendar. With software localization in Saudi Arabia, these holidays can be assigned easily and the payrolls managed accordingly. Moreover, since the entry fields will be different, employees will be able to enter dates according to the Saudi format.

Lastly, software localization will allow you to manage annual, maternity and sick leaves of your employees according to the Saudi law. Failure to comply with these laws could result in penalties for employers; however, this can be avoided once your web and software products are localized in accordance with the country’s laws.

Signs Your Business Is Ready For Software Localization

Most businesses don’t realize they have reached the point of saturation where a business solution needs to be employed. And the ones that have realized don’t understand the importance of software localization in Saudi Arabia.  So, here are five signs your business is ready to invest in software localization in Saudi Arabia.

  • You Are Struggling To Keep Up With Manual Processes

You are creating invoices with Word and Excel. Other companies you are dealing with are also using Microsoft Office for invoicing purposes, so you feel it’s perfectly fine to keep things the way they are. And the truth is it is perfectly fine, but only when you have a small business with a few clients. When your business starts to expand and your clientele increases, punching in manually isn’t the most efficient use of your time. Tracking invoices and managing resources becomes extremely difficult without the help of a business solution.

  • You Are Expanding To Multiple Offices and Lack Standardization

Once your business starts expanding to multiple offices in different cities and countries, standardization of processes become difficult. If all processes are performed manually, it’s entirely up to your team of employees how that process goes. However, if there is business management software in place, all processes across all offices would become standardized. Apart from standardization, the data from all offices would be gathered on a single application. This will allow one office to access the records of another office within the same organization.

  • Under-servicing Profitable Clients

Since the automation of all business processes allows data to be stored in one place, organizations can analyze that data to better serve their clients. By keeping track of your clients, you can serve them better by prioritizing frequent buyers and urgent orders.

  • You Are Over or Understaffed

Business management software allows you to forecast your staffing needs. Many countries have restrictive laws that result in a long process for when the under-utilized staff has been laid off. This means you could be paying wages to an employee that is not even needed in your organization. However, when employee management is automated, you will know exactly when and how many employees you require.

  • Lack of Localized Processes

Every country has its own set of laws and business practices that need to be followed. This means if you were to employ your country’s business practices in an overseas office, it may not be the perfect fit. For this reason, you need to invest in an application that allows for software localization in your desired country, which is why MenaITech, a leading provider of IT solutions for businesses, offers professional software localization in Saudi Arabia.