Raya successfully implements the Oracle ERP solution for ECHEM

Raya has successfully implemented Oracle's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications for the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM), one of the largest and major Petrochemicals Holding companies in the Middle East. Raya was chosen to implement the application through an official tender based on its strong track record in Oracle implementations in the oil & gas industry in Egypt.

Oracle E-Business suite contains several modules including Financial, Inventory, Procure to Pay, in addition to the Human Resources Management and Development (HRMS) module which provides a proper mechanism for qualification and follow-up of ECHEM employee training and recruitment processes. It enabled ECHEM employees to utilize a self-service system for their different activities, which, in turn, saved their time and minimized the procedures involved.

Eng. Tarek Elkhayat, Chairman Assistant for MIS & Communication division at ECHEM stated that: “In our endeavor to provide our organization with a paperless environment, we decided to introduce the latest ERP module of “self service”. Raya turned out to be the best selection based on its highly certified calibers and well established experience.” Raya offered comprehensive training for all involved users, as most of ECHEM's employees were not acquainted with the new system. In addition, it also supported ECHEM's data collection, as the company's data was stored in a traditional manual system. Finally, Raya also offered different adaptations to fulfill ECHEM's unique requirements.

“ECHEM is one of the leading Petrochemicals Holding companies in the region. We shared full understanding of ECHEM's need for an automated solution for all their business functions, hence it was a perfect match," expressed Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Raya International Services CEO.

It’s worth mentioning that the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) was established in 2002 mandated to establish and develop the petrochemicals industry in Egypt through implementing the national petrochemicals master plan, which necessitated the need to facilitate investor access to resources & guidance, establish a technological database & support the management of new and existing operating companies.