National Air Service opts for Oracle

Saudi's National Air Services is centralising its financial and human resources operations with the implementation of Oracle's E-Business suite. When complete, the project will help the company streamline its back office functions.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  October 5, 2003

Saudi's National Air Services (NAS) is in the process of centralising its financial and human resources operations with the implementation of Oracle's E-Business suite.

When complete, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application will not only allow privately owned aviation provider to improve the timeliness and accuracy of its financial data across the company's related business units, but streamline its back office functions in preparation for the launch of a competitive new domestic airline in 2004.

"We're anticipating that our new Oracle E-Business Suite deployment will be especially beneficial to our NetJets fractional ownership programme, which requires very rigorous accounting and scheduling to ensure maximum customer value," says Ali Janbi, communications & IT manager at NAS.

"Centralising this information and making it accessible online will give NAS a clear perspective on which aircraft are available when, with all of the associated costs updated in real time, and having this information at our disposal should actually improve our level of service as well as NAS's internal decision-making capabilities," he adds.

The roll out of Oracle's Human Resources Management System (HRMS) solution should help NAS increase the productivity and efficiency of employees in the Kingdom. When live, a wide range of staff, from pilots to aircraft technicians, will be able to access the application online and update flight logs and timesheets, submit expense reports and apply for leave.

"Given the highly technical nature of our business, we have a growing base of skilled pilots and mechanics on board, all of whom keep records about the number of hours they log with us and the professional certifications they attain," says Janbi.

"This information can now be stored and updated online through NAS' Oracle-based human resources system, which will not only make the system more efficient, but will reduce human error and cut administrative costs as well," he adds.

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