News Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010


CIGNEX announces an alliance with Softway to provide Enterprise Open Source
Solutions in Saudi Arabia


CIGNEX a Santa Clara (US) based global leader in commercial Open Source technologies today announced that it has partnered with Softway Integrated Business Solutions, a Saudi Arabia based leading IT provider to expand its presence in the Middle East at the First International Workshop on Free / Open Source Software Technologies in Riyadh.

Munwar Shariff, CTO & EVP EMEA for CIGNEX, a key speaker on the benefits of the commercial Open Source technologies at the event, highlighted “Globally the adoption of Commercial Open Source brings about a reduction in Total Cost of Ownership of up to 99% over proprietary solutions. We are delighted to partner Softway and extend our global experiences across US, Europe and Asia-Pac into Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Region”.
Softway, a platinum sponsor of the Workshop, is committed to delivering Enterprise applications in a very cost effective manner in the Middle - East. Mohammad Sibai, IT Manager, Softway said “CIGNEX with over 150 successful global Open Source implementations in the last 10 years is an ideal partner for Softway. We are now in a position to architect and deliver world – class enterprise Open Source solutions to our customers in Saudi Arabia at a vastly reduced Total Cost of Ownership”.

About CIGNEX: CIGNEX ( has been the global leader in Open Source for over 10 years focussing on Making Open Source Work for Enterprises. It has rolled out solutions across Web Content Management, Portals, e-commerce, Digital Asset Management, Documents & Record Management, Business Process Management, ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence. In addition to alliances with Redhat and JBOSS, CIGNEX is a Platinum partner to Alfresco and Liferay, Gold partner to Pentaho, Silver partner to Intalio and a Global partner to Compiere.

About Softway: Softway Integrated Business Solutions is one of the Leading IT companies in the Middle East. The company is focusing on delivering enterprise grade integrated solutions to the mid-size and enterprise level entities. The products offered are of the bleeding edge technology on the software systems as well as mobility solutions. 

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CIGNEX                                               Softway
David Jennings                                  Mohamad Sibai