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Gazprom Neft Fuels Business Growth with IBM Software

Monday, April 25th, 2011

IBM today announced that Gazprom Neft, one of Russia’s leading oil companies, is using IBM DB2 database software to power its accounting system across its oil product delivery enterprises. As a result, Gazprom Neft expects to reduce operational risks, decrease the deadlocks by 40 times compared with the previous version of the database and double the speed of the accounting documents approval.

Gazprom Neft was looking for new ways to increase the performance and availability of its business accounting software. In addition to measuring financial performance, their accounting software also tracks fuel and lubricants shipments to and from oil facilities and gas stations, and processes gas station shift and inventory reports.

As the company grew, its previous database software could not keep up with the number of users, causing interruptions, delays and downtime to its accounting systems during peak periods of use. The company turned to IBM Business Partner ALP Group for help, and evaluated database software from Oracle and other vendors.

Gazprom Neft chose IBM DB2 based on its ability to manage massive amounts of information without interruptions or delays and deliver higher value for the cost than competing database software. The company also cites ease of use, low maintenance, simple migration and quick skills transfer in choosing DB2.

“Any delays in business reporting are undesirable. As to database access failures and information processing errors, they entail substantial financial risks,” explained Igor Stepanenko, head of IT at IT and Production Efficiency Department, Regional Sales Directorate, Gazprom Neft. “Therefore ensuring reporting stability is an important business priority for us.”

“Gazprom Neft requires software that is easy to deploy, is optimized for specific workloads and helps them meet their business goals,” emphasized Sergey Likharev, head of information management at IBM Russia and CIS. “The new database management system will help Gazprom Neft rapidly adapt to its changing needs as the company continues to grow.”

Gazprom Neft is one of the world’s top 20 oil companies and among the top five oil producers and refiners in Russia. The company spans more than 40 facilities across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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