Official IHS Markit Channel Partner in
🇸🇦KSA and 🇧🇭Bahrain

Raqtan is proud to be IHS Markit’s Sole Authorized Official Channel Partner for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain (since 1976).

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An Introduction

How can Raqtan and IHS Markit help me?

If your business needs to get on top of rules and regulations of any kind, global giant IHS Markit can deliver all the information you need to get compliant.

Engineers and other technical professionals are tasked, every day, with developing breakthrough new solutions, finding new markets, and improving products and processes.

To solve tough problems, engineers need access to trusted, relevant information and insights – from both inside and outside the organization:

IHS Markit curates the biggest collection in the world of official documentation for professional societies, trade associations, corporations, government and military agencies, trade bodies – and more.

How do I access the IHS Markit services and products?

Raqtan can arrange access on a one-off or rolling basis.

Unlimited Online Company-Wide-Licensed Access to Int’l Standard
  • Access to full collection of standards from a Standard Developing Organizations – Active and/or Active w/Historical
  • Access to sub-sections of standards from a Standard Developing Organizations – Active and/or Active w/Historical
  • Access to ‘Custom Blocks’ of user-selectable standards from a Standard Developing Organization – Active and/or Active w/Historical
  • Access to ‘Custom Collections’ of user-selected standards from a Standard Developing Organization(s) – Active and/or Active w/Historical
Download Do’s and Don’t(s)Brochure for Online Subscription
Single-User-Licensed Individual Standards – one-time purchase
  • Hardcopy format for single user(s)
  • Softcopy format for single user (s)
Download Do’s and Don’t(s)Brochure for Retail Purchase

Who are IHS Markit?

Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence.
HS describe themselves as a ‘global leader in information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.’
Offering managed access to the stipulations of over 400 Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs), IHS Markit gives firms vital information in key areas: safety, quality, efficiency, trade.
Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Colorado, US, IHS merged with British firm Markit in 2016. Raqtan’s link with IHS goes back to 1978.

What IHS Markit services does Raqtan offer?

Over the span of our 40+ years relationship with IHS Markit, Raqtan has grown into the primary provider for International Specs and Standards, eBooks, Journals, Patents, Enterprise Knowledge Management, Problem-solving Tools and Analytics.
We serve companies like Aramco, Sabic, Saudi Electricity Co., Petro Rabigh, Satorp, Ma’aden. Tasnee, Sadara, Public Transport Authority, Royal Commission, Ministry of Defense & Aviation, Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces, Bahrain Oil Fields, Tatweer Petroleum, Gulf Air and the Bahrain Defense Force.

We offer four areas of service

Engineering Intelligence
  • Engineering Workbench – Standards, Codes & Specs
  • Applied Technical Reference (Books, Journals & Periodicals etc.)
  • Knowledge Collections
  • Haystack Gold – Aerospace & Defense Parts and Logistics
  • Electronic Parts Solutions
  • The Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)
  • Patent Solutions for Research and Discovery
  • Construction Information Service (CIS)
  • Goldfire Cognitive Search
Standards Intelligence

A single point of access to a vast collection of standards, manuals and technical publications. Print or PDF download available, as well as full corporate access solutions.

MRO Parts Management & Inventory Intelligence
How do you manage data effectively across different systems in your company? We provide software solutions that rule out overspending, inventory issues, lost parts – and all the other risks you face without a consistent data structure.


How do you manage data effectively across different systems in your company? We provide software solutions that rule out overspending, inventory issues, lost parts – and all the other risks you face without a consistent data structure.


S&V is your one stop company for all your data related problems and concerns.

  • Data Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Development
  • Data Governance


We implement all data related tools with SAP as our core partner.

  • SAP IS


Vast experince in implementing ODOO across different industries and functions.

  • Odoo Implementation

What we do?

If you are unsure about where your data stands, we provide a data quality assessment and maturity model
If you want a taxonomy developed for your master data, we provide industry standard structures that works well for all industry segments
If you want a data governance framework, we have both the tools and a framework to go with it, in order to effectively govern your enterprise data
If you would like your data to be migrated on time, within budget and quality, contact S&V and feel the difference

Data Services

S&V is your one stop company for all your data related challenges within an enterprise. We provide data management, data cleansing, data migration and data governance services. Our vast experience spans across various industries such as Oil & Gas, utilities, banking, Retail, Telecommunication, Pharmaceuticals and etc. We have served fortune 500 companies and are preferred vendors for majority of our clients. Though we serve worldwide, we are prominent in middle east and north Africa region. When it comes to data needs, we are not only our client’s preferred vendors but also preferred partners for big 5 and SAP.
In most organizations, information is spread across systems that support different functions – Maintenance, Procurement, and Supply Chain – to name a few. The way disparate systems treat the same data elements is often a serious hindrance to reconciling information and supporting quality decision-making. The risks? Stockouts. Overspending. Wasted time looking for the right part or service. Unexpected machine failure. Downtime. Potential safety and liability issues.
Companies need to ensure they have a unified, consistent view of their critical data.
Sphera’s Data Transformation software, part of the Master Data Management solution, helps organizations achieve confidence that they are operating with the most accurate, consistent, and complete MRO, Materials, Services, Products & Finished Goods data.
The solution provides white-glove data onboarding, cleansing, and structuring service as well as software to support automated parsing and matching of data. Advanced control and audit features help to ensure organizations are consistently managing complex, multiregional data.


Sphera’s expert services teams will configure our solutions to fit your unique business needs.


treamlined, no-hassle delivery of software upgrades.


Superior 24/7/365 customer care during and after your implementation.

General Data Intelligence

We offer a broad suite of data services to keep your company on top of its own information, including data migration, management, governance and interpretation.

Raqtan and IHS – 45 years of history

Raqtan group was founded in 1976 by Abdulaziz Al Raqtan as the sole international channel partner for Information Handling Services (IHS) providing product catalog databases on microfilm for engineers in the Middle East.

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In the late 70s, when Mr. Abdulaziz Raqtan worked as a Director of Personnel at King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, and as the university’s representative, he noticed the low level of services provided by the university’s contractors.
Abdulaziz Al-Raqtan & Partners Company for Trading and Industry
Technical Information Division – International Specs and Standards
77 – 83 Street, Dammam 2nd Industrial City – 34334, Saudi
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