ADPC completes first phase Oracle ERP roll out

Oracle ERP to help Abu Dhabi Ports Company realise major growth plans

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ADPC completes first phase Oracle ERP roll out Dr Tony Douglas, CEO, ADPC (r) with Arun Khehar, Vice President, MRD, Oracle - ME&A. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Published  October 18, 2010

The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announced at Gitex today that it has gone live with a major deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite.

The ADPC, a developer of ports, industrial zones, trade & logistics zones, is responsible for the new Khalifa Port development between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Port is intended to become a major transport and industrial hub as part of the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision, and the Oracle deployment will provide management of processes and insight into the systems at the port.

The first phase, which is now complete, was to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite, with ADPC now running a single web-based solution tightly integrated with all legacy systems, an end to end integration between various business processes of various departments like finance, procurement and HR as well as a world class CRM solution to manage, retain and increase the customer base. On top of that, the Oracle solution provides daily business intelligence that empowers information based management decisions and a powerful document management system integrated with ERP.

Dr Tony Douglas, CEO, ADPC, told press in Dubai that the Oracle solution would "reap big benefits in terms of operational efficiency."

The second phase of the ongoing project will be to integrate with the ERP with the Port Operating System (POS). Currently there are 350 internal users, plus suppliers on the system, which was deployed by Fujitsu, a leading global provider of customer-focused ITC solutions.

"One of the main reasons that led us to the selection of Oracle was our desire to streamline our internal procurement processes through the integration of the three separate departments which had been a stalling factor delaying critical decisions. After the Oracle advanced procurement modules were installed across the enterprise, there has been a substantial improvement in the decision-making process. Also, Oracle Financials has helped us to apply best practices dictated by more astute and strict financial and budgetary control," said Dr. Saif Al Ketbi, Vice President, IT, Abu Dhabi Ports Company.  

"At Oracle we take time to completely understand the specific needs and challenges of our client before we develop tailor-made solutions based on the wide range of our products' portfolio. The sheer volume of the Oracle products deployed in this case speaks volumes of our methodical approach, painstaking attention to detail and commitment to provide a comprehensive solution that covers every possible angle," said Arun Khehar, Vice President, MRD, Oracle - ME&A.

Suhail Ahmed, Engagement Manager of Fujitsu Consulting said: "From consultancy services to implementation and training support, we worked hand in hand with ADPC to introduce the new solution and educate the key stakeholders on its applications and usage."

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