06 October 2006
IBS SOLUTIONS EMERGE AT KAZAKHSTAN FILLING STATIONS MARKET
IBS declares completion of the first stage of the project involving automation of the gas filling stations chain operated by Arna Petroleum, a Kazakhstan-based company.
The company's headquarters in Chimkent, the distribution warehouse and the first filling station in Almaty, plus the filling station in the settlement of Kurdai were automated during the first stage of the project.
The filling stations, the headquarters and the warehouse were fitted with IBS GAS system. The above locations communicate via modems and Internet. IBM SurePOS 300 terminals equipped with fiscal registers are also installed at the filling stations. The terminals do not only function as registry points for sales of fuel and goods available in the shops attached to the filling stations but also operate the fuel pumps.
Use of IBS GAS allowed IBS to solve the following tasks set by Arna Petroleum:
- Automating control of fuel, goods and services purchase and release;
- Tracking inventories at the filling stations and the distribution warehouse;
- Registering sales of goods, services and fuel at POSs;
- Planning the goods assortment policy;
- Controlling the price policy;
- Optimization of oil products and accessories ordering;
- Setting up tracking and reporting system;
- Information support for accounting;
- Development of replication technology to be used throughout the filling stations chain.
Business processes at the filling stations, the warehouse and the headquarters were also optimized, which makes it possible to replicate the solution at the rest of the chain's filling stations during future stages of the project, with minimum expense of time and finances.
ARNA Petroleum has successfully worked in the oil products market of Kazakhstan for over 3 years. The Company's core activity is processing oil at oil refineries of the Republic of Kazakhstan and selling oil products to domestic and foreign consumers.
One the Company's strategies is to advance oil products retail sales through its own chain of filling stations. Starting from early 2006 the Company has built and purchased as many as 30 filling stations to this end. Apart from having retail and wholesale chains the Company is thoroughly experienced in supplying oil products abroad (to Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China).
IBS (Information Business Systems) is a leading company on the Russian IT and consulting services market. It is part of IBS Group. For more information on the company please visit Web-site: http://www.ibs.ru/