Al-Maha Petroleum automates Oman gas stations with Microsoft
Al-Maha Petroleum has centralized the operation of its gas stations across Oman, with the deployment of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Al-Maha’s Information Technology (IT) department chose the Microsoft platform as their integrated turnkey software solution, the Petroleum Retail Automation Management System (PRAMS).
In the near future, Al-Maha is planning to set up more gas stations. By the end of 2003 it aims to operate over 100 gas stations all over the sultanate. PRAMS has been designed as a fully functional software solution customized to Al-Maha’s specific IT requirements, including Point Of Sale (POS), Back Office (BOS), Head Office (HOS) and Decision Support (DSS) functionality.
“The use of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2000 has allowed us to gather data from each of our gas stations throughout Oman, and subsequently redistribute this data to the central server at Al-Maha’s head office,” said Salim Al-Mahrooqi, head of IT, Al-Maha Petroleum. SQL Server 2000 is Microsoft’s complete database and analysis offering for scalable e-commerce and data warehousing solutions.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is an international software giant, offering services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft opened its Dubai-based Middle East office in 1991, headquartered at Dubai Internet City (DIC) and
The DIC headquarters is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business in the region, covering the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, Malta, Egypt and Pakistan.
Al-Maha Petroleum Product Marketing Company LLC was established in 1993/94 as a joint effort of the Omani Refinery and the Government of Oman. Within this period Al-Maha has grown in size to a total of 70 Gas stations, During 1999 Al-Maha saw a growth of more than 20 new stations. — (menareport.com)
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