Oracle books in for Middle East holiday contract

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Cairo-based City Stars Heliopolis, one of the largest tourism developments in the Middle East, is deploying the Oracle E-Business Suite to streamline its financial, human resources, and property management activities.

City Stars plans to use the Oracle software to automate the leasing and management processes for 150,000 square metres of shopping space, 70,000 metres of office facilities, and almost 300 residential units. In addition, more than 500 City Star employees will have a centralised payroll function and access to administrative human resources tasks online.

The Oracle Financials module will act as the accounting backbone for the Intercontinental, Le Meridien, and Holiday Inn hotel properties within the City Stars complex. The solution will integrate with the property management component of the Oracle E-Business Suite, which automates annual leases for shops and residences within the development.

In addition, City Stars is deploying Oracle Enterprise Asset Management as part of its fiscal strategy, to optimize the availability and utilisation of its vast range of assets. The solution will enable City Stars to proactively and centrally manage available resources such as inventory, equipment, and skilled personnel and match them to asset maintenance demand.

"A core component to delivering the City Stars initiative on time and within budget is sound financial control, and we believe that the Oracle E-Business Suite will give our organisation greater insight into our finances and resources right across the different elements that make up the City Stars complex,' commented Noor Khan, Financial Controller, City Stars.

Oracle partner Oratech-Raya Holding is managing City Stars' enterprise resource planning implementation. With City Stars on schedule to complete construction by spring 2004, the first phase of the Oracle E-Business Suite deployment will be in place when City Stars is open for business. Additional phases of the Oracle project will include the implementation of internet procurement and CRM solutions.

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