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Wipro SAP implementation at Saudi National Petrochemical Industrialisation Company

Posted: 17 August 2003

Implementation enables system access for all NPIC offices worldwide

Wipro has successfully completed the first phase of its SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution implementation at the National Petrochemical Industrialisation Company (NPIC).

This is the first deployment of SAP enterprise edition anywhere in the Middle East. The project included NPIC’s first plant at Jubail (Saudi Polyolefins Company) and NPIC headquarters at Riyadh.

The second phase has already started and once this is rolled out, the system will be accessible to NPIC stakeholders across the world.

Mr. 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.”

“Wipro was a clear contender for the mySAP implementation mainly because of its strong SAP expertise and their globally proven quality processes,” he added.

Wipro will implement the project over a period of nine months in two phases. The first phase included financial accounting, controlling, materials management and project system and human resources management. In the second phase more modules, such as plant maintenance, sales and distribution, quality management and production planning are being covered.

Mr. Syed Mansoor Ahmed, General Manager, Business Operations, Middle East, Wipro Infotech said, “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.”

The solution was implemented on a Compaq Proliant DL580 Gen 2 production server with two database servers and two applications servers and was designed using an SQL database with NT Advanced Server 2000.

“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,” concluded Mr. Al-Nazha.

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Posted by Richard Price, Editor EnergyME.com

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