Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development has welcomed Abacus, a leading vendor of business management solutions, as the latest e-Empower partner. Abacus, the official Sage provider in the MENA region will offer Khalifa Fund applicants specialised packages to enhance their digital capacities. Within the agreement, Abu Dhabi entrepreneurs will have access to awareness sessions on digital transformation solutions, educational webinars on Sage technologies, industry-specific workshops and sessions based on their sector, promotional support through Abacus’s social media platforms and preferential rates for Sage ERP solutions. As part of the e-Empower partnership, Abacus will deliver a variety of enterprise resource planning, human resource management, customer relations management, accounting software and small business solutions as part of its exclusive packages for Khalifa Fund applicants. 

Her Excellency Alia Al Mazrouei, CEO, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, stated: “Khalifa Fund is constantly identifying new and innovative means to serve the UAE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mutually beneficial partnerships through the e-Empower program have led to our entrepreneurs getting access to insights, resources and products from a vast array of industry leaders, across a diverse range of sectors; it is an absolute delight to add Abacus to this esteemed initiative and have access to their Sage services and products. Sage’s products and services have the capacity to create real empowerment for small and medium businesses and give them the support required to reach the next level.

Her Excellency added: “With the addition of Abacus, e-Empower continues to be one of the most impactful initiatives for the direct development and assistance for entrepreneurs and their businesses to excel. Khalifa Fund has actively provided the entrepreneurs with hundreds of hours of guidance, an abundance of exclusive products and unique services. We remain committed to contributing to the UAE’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and making it one of the best in the world.

Sunil Mathew, Founder and MD of Abacus IT Solutions stated: “We are excited to be a partner with Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development on the e-Empower program. Our objective is to empower and fuel the vision of the business owners & business builders, whom we serve. We aim to accelerate the achievement of their vision by adding measurable value in deploying technology solutions. We deliver this by combining the right people, processes, and technology.

Under this partnership, Abacus will be providing a host of services and solutions to the Khalifa Fund Enterprise Development members by delivering awareness sessions

supporting digital transformation, education webinars, events on Sage technologies and related business usage within industry verticals, cloud and managed services, implementation and support services, last but not least, these will be provided via preferential rates for KFED members.”

e-Empower was initially launched in September 2020 with the aim to support Abu Dhabi entrepreneurs go through the full digitalisation of their businesses and help their overall ability to thrive in the digital economy. Since its inception, e-Empower has partnered with Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Akshaak, eBay, Etisalat, Microsoft, noon and noon payments.

Khalifa Fund and Abacus’s e-Empower offers to Abu Dhabi SMEs are now available and accessible via