Saudi Post deploys new Oracle software solution

Saudi Post has deployed components of Oracle’s E-Business software suite to help support its ambitious Wasel project to launch a door-todoor delivery system across Saudi.

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By  Administrator Published  December 31, 2006

Saudi Post has deployed components of Oracle’s E-Business software suite to help support its ambitious Wasel project to launch a door-todoor delivery system across Saudi.

The national postal carrier has implemented Oracle’s E-Business Suite financial modules in a bid to tighten its control over costs, ensure projects stay within budget and provide management with a complete view of all accounting processes.

Saudi Post has committed itself to providing a home delivery service - replacing the existing method of customers collecting mail from post offices - through the Wasel project.

In order to launch a Kingdom-wide door-to-door delivery service, Saudi Post must install five million mailboxes and create a comprehensive electronic database of homes and personal information relating to recipients.

The carrier’s task is particularly challenging due to the lack of street signs or house numbers in many parts of the Kingdom.

To enable it to meet its goals, Saudi Post has deployed several high-tech solutions; in August this year it announced plans to deploy a Cisco network to link its 6,000 branches across the Kingdom. The Oracle solution will ensure that the project managers behind the Wasel scheme will be able to manager the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable modules in an integrated solution, providing a clear view of all financial activity.

“Expansion and innovation are key elements in serving the citizens of Saudi Arabia,” comments Majed Ismail, IT director of Saudi Post.

“Working closely with the Oracle consultants enabled both the core Saudi Post team and the Express Mail Service team to benefit from their expertise in the implementation process, meaning that we minimised training requirements once the system was in place.”

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