Piping Solution Providers in Saudi Arabia
Apex Energy is one of the Saudi Arabia based pipe manufacturing and servicing companies. They mainly manufacture pipes using oil and they are also actively serving their clients with various post-manufacturing services such as servicing, installation, and repairing.
Our customized approach
Holding various companies and businesses under their belt, the client was looking for an enterprise solution that could bring all operational data under one roof. Besides, the client was also looking for a solution wherein they don’t have to buy separate licenses for different companies. Also, they wanted to avail independent reports for all of their companies based on specific attributes to analyze each business process thoroughly.
As mentioned above, clients were holding multiple businesses, which means there would be multiple products and customers. So, they wanted a centralized system wherein the products and customers of each company could be managed separately to avoid conflicts.
Earlier, they were using Maximo software to manage their accounts. As a result, if they moved to any other platform for the centralization of data, they were looking forward to fetching the data (journal entries, vendors, invoices, etc.) from Maximo software.
Before generating an RFQ (Request for Quote), they wanted to add a step wherein the team needs to create a purchase request and forward it to the purchasing department. Further they would create RFQ based on the requirements.
Dealing in an industry wherein big payments are divided into specific batches. So, they were looking forward to customizing the batch payment process and split specific invoices based on the particular amount.
Having been in contact with Apex, we proposed them to shift to Odoo Enterprise v12.
Also, we being into the Odoo ERP development, explained to them the multi-company features of Odoo enterprise to bring a solution to their requirements.
– Disabled the common product and contact book feature to make it applicable for multiple companies.
– Developed various payroll customizations.
– Custom reports with attributes suitable for the customers of different companies.
– A plugin that could fetch vendor details, entries, & invoices to Odoo from Maximo software.
– Accountants could quickly deal with Odoo by dividing payment into several installments.
Base Odoo structure didn’t provide a purchase request feature.
So, we deployed a module wherein the purchasing department could quickly generate purchase requests and could also send RFQs based on it.