Transtek Systems is a business software firm in the Middle East.[1][2][3] Transtek System's flagship product is Compass ERP, a dual language (English-Arabic) Enterprise Resource Planning system. According to the major Arab daily Al-Hayat, Compass ERP was the local alternative in Syria after US economic sanctions prohibited major international technology and ERP vendors to sell their products in Syria.[4] Transtek System's Compass ERP package has an estimated 80% marketshare, also due to lack of competition.[5] Another product that filled a gap created by sanctions was Compass AML, the first anti-money laundering system produced in the Arab World.[6]

Transtek Systems
TypePrivate Limited Liability Company
IndustrySoftware & Programming
FoundedDamascus, Syria (2000)
Key people
Abdulsalam Haykal, Co-founder and CEO, Mohamed Haykal, Chairman, Husam Khaskieh, Chief Technology Officer
ProductsCompass ERP
Number of employees

Transtek System's CEO Abdulsalam Haykal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009.[7]


  1. ^ شركة ترانستك لأنظمة المعلومات تقيم لقاءً مفتوحاً مع القائمين على المصارف الخاصة (in Arabic). 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  2. ^ "Video Interview with Syrian Serial Entrepreneur Abdulsalam Haykal, Founder of Transtek and President of Syrian Young Entrepreneurs Association". ArabCrunch. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  3. ^ "Transtek - Transtek is first Syrian company to seek international software certificate of CMMI". Transtek Systems. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  4. ^ شركات برمجة سورية تتحايل على الحظر الاميركي وتنافس عالمياً (in Arabic). Al-Hayat. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  5. ^ "عبد السلام هيكل".. نحن بحاجة ماسّة لقطاع خاص حقيقي في صناعة البرمجيات (in Arabic). Syrian Computer Society. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  6. ^ "Compass AML: The first Arab software solution designed to combat money laundering". Forward Magazine. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  7. ^ "World Economic Forum names Syrian entrepreneur as Young Global Leader". AME Info. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-29.