Gulf Air completes Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade
Upgrade project completed just using in-house IT expertise
Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, has successfully completed the upgrade of its Oracle E-Business suite to the latest version, R12.
Gulf Air is one of the first airlines worldwide to upgrade to R12, with the project finalised in December. The upgrade was completed and was carried out by Gulf Air's own in-house IT team.
Oracle E-Business Suite R12 will bring better security and access controls for the airline's financial functions.
Maher Al Musallam, acting CEO of Gulf Air commented: "This is another testament to the strength of Gulf Air's in-house IT capabilities whereby our national carrier's internal resources were utilized to implement the Oracle E-Business suite upgrade to R12, thereby ensuring significant cost-savings for the airline. We have chosen to rely fully on our internal resources where their skills and capabilities have been self-developed to be able to carry this work. In doing so we have avoided the huge cost of these external parties involvement and were able to successfully finish this project in shorter duration. And importantly, this upgrade is in keeping with Gulf Air's long-standing efforts and commitment to implement only the most current information technology enhancements and remain at the forefront of IT developments."
Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, vice president of Oracle added: "Oracle E-Business solutions has a longstanding relationship with Gulf Air and our work together over the years has developed into a partnership that sees Bahrain's national carrier implement some of the most cutting edge IT solutions offered by our team."