Oman Methanol

Oman Methanol Company LLC (OMC), based in Oman, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Methanol. OMC operates a world scale Methanol production plant with industry leading technology; produce Methanol for global markets in addition to supplying local Omani customers.

OMC has chosen Acyutah's FineDocs DMS and FineFlow BPM for its efficient and effective services and product solutions that are scalable to support Oman Methanol’s current and future needs; enabling OMC apply advanced technology to improve its processes, leveraging technology solutions and services to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and control of Oman Methanol’s processing and security. Acyutah's innovative and creative approaches to regulatory services enabled Oman Methanol to select FineDocs solutions to enhance efficiency and reduce operational cost.

The Challenge
Each department of Oman Methanol Company LLC (OMC) has its own document management system policy and procedure. OMC was looking for the centralized document management system which can be used to track, manage and store documents and reduce paper and capable of keeping a record of the various versions created and modified by different users (history tracking).
Some of the OMC's Key Challenges are:

  • The document and knowledge management infrastructure at the Oman Methanol was limited; mostly manual with hard copy documents, video files, audio files, etc. Documents and information were scattered and stored in paper file cabinets, hard drives, shared networks / file servers. As a result, Oman Methanol was challenged with excessive paper-oriented management, multiple versions of the documents making it difficult to retrieve information in a timely manner.
  • Document archiving, searching and retrieval was time consuming and managing usage, re-usage and storage of documents was complex
  • OMC's business processes were repetitive involving high turnaround time and low responsiveness and decision making
  • Inappropriate control of data integrity, knowledge sharing and collaboration 

The Solution
FineDocs Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and FineFlow Business Process Solutions (BPM) rolled out across all departments of Oman Methanol i.e. Commercial, Engineering and Maintenance, Finance and Accounts, Human Resources, HSSE, Materials and Procurement, Operations, Technical and Projects, Technical Services, Plant Manager Office, CEO Office, IT and Administration,
The Solutions include:

  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM) with document imaging, electronic folder archiving, and Document and Record Management that automates the entire records lifecycle process, enforces consistent compliance and policy throughout the enterprise and provides consistent management of electronic and physical (paper records/folders, videotapes, core samples, microfiche, etc.) records
  • Business Process and E-forms automation across all divisions designed and implemented in Oman Methanol. Few of them are SAP New User Request, Change Request Approval, Expense Statement, Advance Payment, Material removal/scrap from stock received, Single Source Procurement, Maintenance Work Order, etc.
  • MS-Outlook Add-in with fully automated Email Capture with auto-classification, Indexing and Archiving in the EDMS repository.
  • Integration with core systems i.e. SAP, HRMS, LIMS

The Benefit
Oman Methanol was looking to partner with an established Information Technology (IT) Solution Provider to maximize its efficiency by improving document handling and streamlining and automating business processes and FineDocs & FineFlow stood out as a robust ECM and BPM Platform that offered greater flexibility and integration opportunities.
Some of the Key Benefits are:

  • Streamlined automated document and record management for better compliance
  • Improved Turnaround Time (TAT) and Real-time Visibility with automated Processes and E-forms with uncompromised Regulatory Compliance with drilled down Audit Trails and Reporting, Access Control and Electronic Signatures
  • Easier tracking of documents and improved knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Improved accountability and transparency and a better control of data integrity
  • The end-to-end solution ecosystem with simple and flexible configuration interface empowered system administrators