NNPC now runs on SAP business solution
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) officially launch System Application Products, also known as SAP, to effectively push the corporation into the league of major globalcompanies that run the SAP business solution.
The Solution, which came on live after rigorous user acceptance tests, internal and external quality assurance reviews, is designed to help the Corporation standardize and streamline its systems and processes in line with global best practices.
The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, explained that after test-running the SAP in parallel with the existing SUN System for over 14 months, the Management is convinced that the Solution will help the Corporation achieve a seamless integration of its processes and systems.
He said: “In addition, the philosophy of the SAP solution compels the adoption of a central procurement organization to enable seamless Process-to-Pay engender transparency, drive value for money and process efficiency.” Yakubu announced the formation of a supply chain organization for the NNPC Corporate Headquarters on a pilot basis.
He also stated that procurement of goods and services in all NNPC Strategic Business Units and Corporate Service Units must be routed through the Supply Chain Organization.
He called on staff members to brace up for the minor teething problems which are expected in major technology initiative of this magnitude.
SAP Africa, representatives of the Patent owners in Africa, describes this as the biggest public sector SAP deployment in the continent, the system will also help NNPC access information real time, maintain a single data source, facilitate integration and collaboration across operating companies, compare and analyze detailed financial performance across the organization, achieve visibility of hydrocarbon value chain, seamless reporting with international oil companies, skill development of NNPC among other benefits.