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We have been working with Great Sands Consulting (GSC) since 2012 after learning about the firm’s exceptional reputation. We were told that GSC was an energetic, professional and experienced consulting company in many different aspects of Strategy, Technology, Finance and People consulting.

GSC was able to assist on working with us on various UAE federal government initiatives such as Strategic Workforce Planning, Organization Health and Safety for federal government employees, federal government HR strategy.

Ever since that time our professional relationship flourished and we contact GSC on a regular basis for advice with various business aspects and value their thought leadership.

You are sure of your project success when dealing with their consultants. What is strikingly good about GSC is their partner led delivery model which adds significant value, expertise and their commitment in our engagements we have had with them.

GSC has set a higher standard for themselves on their professional integrity, commitment to deliver and flexibility. These qualities further add to our repeat engagements with them.

Even in the most complicated and difficult situations with stringent deadlines, they will always be able to find a solution to any problem.

I strongly recommend GSC as an ideal partner for any consulting needs.

AISHA KHALIFA AL SUWAIDI
CEO - Human Resources Policies Sector
Federal Authority for Government

Human Resources (FAHR), UAE

I am very pleased with the end result of our work with Great Sands Consulting. Our complex federal government HRMS, Bayanati, required diagnostics review and identification of areas of operational excellence.

GSC team of consultants did a thorough job of reviewing the effective utilization of Bayanati,  developed scorecard on the extent of usage and put together recommendations aimed at achieving excellence.

We further engaged GSC to develop Information Governance model, 3 years Bayanati Strategy and blueprint for implementation.

What makes Great Sands Consulting so effective is their ability to beat our demanding timelines on a consistent basis. Their expertise in understanding of our complex technology and culture landscape, flexibility and their relationship-oriented approach makes us turn to GSC as our preferred technology consulting partner.

I highly recommend their expertise to any Organization seeking technology advisory services.

Kelaitham Al Shamsi
Director- Department of Human Resources Management Information System
Federal Authority for Government

Human Resources (FAHR), UAE

Great Sands Consulting worked thoroughly and within the agreed time frame thoroughly to develop a diagnostic and suggested alternative strategies for our decision-making.  Their insights were relevant and pragmatic to our business.

Their perspectives, findings, conclusions, and implications were of great assistance. They managed to bring inexpertise of subject matter experts and delivered with personalized service.

I have a great regard for the work done by GSC and would enthusiastically recommend them as partners if you wish toexplore opportunities for performance improvement in your businesses.

Sasy Kumar Menon
C.O.O & Acting CEO
Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production
We needed to take University of Dubai to next level and to help us achieve this goal, we needed to revamp our strategy, enhance our business excellence model and become more efficient and hence required to undertake a transformation exercise.

We have been able to achieve this transformation in the University ably supported by our consulting partner, Great Sands Consulting (GSC). GSC successfully collaborated with our staff to redefine our strategy, and deliver both tangible and actionable results

As in any large transformation exercise, University of Dubai faced challenges requiring measures to be put forth in both strategic and tactical levels. GSC had not only developed the strategy but was involved in the implementation as our long term and preferred Partner of choice.

Added to their expertise, GSC demonstrated heightened levels of commitment, displayed partnership approach and managed expectations of all our key stakeholders. We value their advise in guiding us in the direction of success.

GSC team demonstrated immense maturity in dealing with managing our change and we both have walked the Journey of transformation together. They have been a true partner and catalyst for transforming our organization..”

I highly recommend GSC and know that they can help you take your Organization and employees to the next level of success.

Dr. Eesa Bastaki
President
University of Dubai
Great Sands Consulting is a phenomenal team to work and an outstanding business advisor. They possess sound fundamentals and expertise in higher education sector.

Ability of Great Sands consulting to conceptualize solutions that are custom fit for Organizations makes them distinctive in their approach.

GSC is our consulting partner in shaping our business strategies, market expansion plans, developing corporate outreach and certifications programs and constantly review and guide us in our implementation.

I no longer consider relationship with GSC as just a consulting service provider and I’m happy to induct Mr. Ramakrishnan Jayaraman and Mr. Arjun Santhankrishnan, partners of Great Sands in our advisory board.

Nitin Anand
Executive Director & Chair of the Executive Council
GSC brings with them wealth of consulting expertise from strategy to implementation. I value GSC’s advisory, insights and above all their commitment to deliver.
Ali Al Shamsi
Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi
General Trading
It has been a pleasure working with Great Sands Consulting on our IT advisory. When we engaged Great Sands Consulting, we wanted a firm with expertise to review our business processes and map it to our then existing IT landscape and confirm if they are in alignment to our highly complex business processes cutting across the Oil & Gas services.

The quality of the work of GSC is outstanding. The approach to Business – IT alignment, technical review of the IT systems, architecture and processes and above all their ability to connect the business processes to IT enablement makes them to be a innovative technology services firm.

They have been candid in their recommendations that helped us to take a firm decision on a scalable and complex ERP implementation and building our IT centers of excellence.

Our experience with GSC has been excellent and we would highly recommend them to any business looking to engage them on IT advisory services.

Saleh Al Hashmi
Chief Information Officer
Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering
 We have engaged Great Sands Consulting to carry out internal audit, process reviews and risk management advisory for our complex operations covering Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan

The detailed work plan, approach and risk based audit approach delivered by expert people from Great Sands added significant value and granularity of reporting.

Our partnership approach with them helped us to extend our audit outreach to various locations. The depth of their findings helped us to take both corrective and preventive measures, thus improving our risk resilience.

We are happy to work with a firm that takes a strong personal interest in its clients while being dedicated to providing value-added service.

Jasmeet Singh
Director
Defence & Government Division – Supreme Group
Great Sands Consulting has been our long term partner in delivering
consulting and training solutions to key clients in national
government, county government and parastatals in Kenya.

We have partnered with them on consulting and training engagements 
over time to esteemed clients like Kenya Revenue Authority and Office of the Auditor General and find them to be highly effective, versatile, efficient, and we value their international experience .In addition to their global expertise, we are impressed by their ability to understand and navigate the dynamic cultural context in Africa.

Our partnership has expanded our market reach by bringing global best practices to local service delivery. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Great Sands Consulting.

Winifred Kaguru
Managing Director
JKUAT Enterprises Limited
Great Sands Consulting is a very professional Organization. Ministry of Presidential Affairs has engaged them in developing leadership framework and program as part of the Absher Initiative in promoting private sector as an attractive career destination for Emiratis.

We are happy with the results achieved and their ability to conceptualize the leadership model, including providing a detailed implementation program in this strategic initiative.

I will be happy to engage with them for any future consulting requirements in our ministry and recommend them strongly as a flexible consulting partner who can deliver on varied areas.

Saif Mohamed Al Darmaki
Project Manager
Ministry of Presidential Affairs, UAE
Great Sands Consulting is a pleasure to work with. Their practical, design and implementation approach to transforming our business processes and policies and procedures were well appreciated by all our stakeholders.

GSC consultants have unique ability to break down complex business processed into manageable components and have redefined our processes cutting across various business function. This holistic approach to process mapping gave us much required agility to lay down and implement our business rules, processes and policies in an easy to adopt manner.

Their flexibility and client centricity scores a notch above all their core technical expertise. Thank you Great Sands

S. Srinivas
Finance Director
Purechem Industries , Nigeria
‘We are extremely happy that we engaged Great Sands Consulting (GSC) to assist in our ERP journey. GSC reviewed our existing IT systems and provided a long term solution fit and has developed process models as prior step to our Business / IT alignment initiative. In line with our business growth strategy, we would devote in new technologies with a long-term horizon and it has been particularly useful to having GSC’s counsel to provide their perspectives, research and coordination with product and implementation partners’.
N. Janardhan
Chief Operating Officer
Manufacturing Sector

Zubair Group.

We are glad to be working with Great Sands Consulting since their early days. Over the years, we have engaged them on various consulting projects for our clients as value added services in nature of  IT Strategy,  ERP systems Review, health checks, and change management advisory in implementations. GSC team provides significant value add and business benefits to clients and is an honest opinion maker and shaper, keeping in mind the client objectives.

To me, Great Sands consulting has been more than just a consulting firm. With their Vision and Thought Leadership,  We continue to leverage their expertise and happy to use them as sounding board for our client needs and our strategies as well, enhancing our relationship continually.

Prabhu Balasubramanian
Executive Director
TransSys Solutions