KARACHI - The highly skilled team of Information Technology department, Sui Southern Gas Company along with associate departments recently accomplished yet another triumph that stands splendid by all standards. The team saved well over $3 million by upgrading prime technologies entirely through the deployment of indigenous resources. The team saved over $1.8m in upgrading Company’s Enterprise Resource Planning whereas over $2m were saved in the up-gradation of Customer Care and Billing. 15 modules of the Oracle eBusiness Suite were upgraded from version ‘11i’ to version ‘R12’ whereas the database was upgraded from version ‘9i’ to version ‘10g’. The CC&B’s database was upgraded from ‘10gR2’ to ‘11gR2’ with its applications enhancing from Oracle’s version ‘1.5.20’ to ‘2.3.1’.

The success of these projects materialised due to the vision of Company’s management that long ago envisaged an investment in its own human resource rather than hiring any external expertise. Extensive trainings arranged for Company’s ERP and CC&B teams duly paid off, as it helped a great deal in adoption of methodology through strong project management and implementation approach based on the best practices.

The personal skill enrichments of IT team members involved in this project remained as a big bonus that can be further utilised in training the juniors in the team.