Saudi National Petrochemical Industrialisation Company completes first stage of SAP roll out

Saudi's National Petrochemical Industrialisation Company has completed the fist stage in its deployment of SAP's R3 ERP system

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By  Mark Sutton Published  August 7, 2003

Wipro has completed the first phase of a major project to roll out SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning across the Saudi National Petrochemical Industrialisation Company (NPIC). The first phase covered NPIC headquarters in Riyadh and the Saudi Polyolefins Company plant in Jubail. The project will eventually bring together all of NPIC’s core business activities under one system.

Saleh F Al-Nazha, president and managing director, Saudi Polyolefins Company, said, “This ERP project is critical to us as it integrates all core business processes in the company. We are delighted to have chosen Wipro as our IT Partner in this business critical project. Their technology expertise, domain understanding and sheer commitment to this project has helped us roll out the ERP solution across all our offices.”

The deployment will take nine months overall, and consists of two phases. The first phase included core financial accounting, materials management, human resources and project management. The second phase will see the deployment of more modules including plant maintenance, sales and distribution, quality management and production planning.

“We are very happy to be associated with NPIC for such a complex project. We are equally proud of the fact that NPIC is also the first company in the GCC to have implemented the Enterprise Version of SAP. Our aim has been to integrate technology into customers’ core businesses, and enhance the value of their services,” commented Syed Mansoor Ahmed, general manager, business operations, Middle East, Wipro Infotech.

The SAP application is being housed on a Compaq Proliant DL580 Gen2 production server, linked to two database servers and two application servers, running an SQL database running on Windows NT Advanced Server 2000.

NPIC selected Wipro for the product because of its expertise with SAP, Al-Nazha said. “Wipro’s expertise on the SAP platform and extensive implementation experience were clearly convincing. Given our needs as a start-up operation we were also impressed by the fact that Wipro was an end-to-end service provider and was able to help us plan and build the IT infrastructure and help put systems in place.”

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