July 23, 2021 12:36 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, July 23: Petrol pump entrepreneurs have started ordering petrol and diesel from their homes with the help of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system initiated by the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). The corporation introduced the system for paper-free transactions and record-keeping between the entrepreneurs and the corporation.
The corporation launched the ERP service on July 16 and has already started meeting the demands of their online users, spokesperson for Nepal Oil Corporation, Binitmani Upadhyaya said. “The system is different from the traditional methods. The demand is delivered according to the order received and as soon as the payment is received through the online method,” Upadhyaya said.
He also said that the new system has made it easier to receive and deliver the orders. The corporation has already started to deliver the orders received from various parts of the country including Thankot, Amlekhganj, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Surkhet, Dhangadi, etc.
The online system is believed to increase transparency in the petroleum business. Also, various departments inside the country including aviation fuel depots, administration offices, and many fuel stops inside the province have started to use the ERP system to register their orders as well.
Although certain problems may arise during the beginning of implementing such systems, the NOC will gradually solve them to continue providing the services, spokesperson Upadhyaya said.
The new ERP system implemented by the NOC is a German technology. It is believed that the online system will help decrease the cost of the corporation and increase its profits. It will also record and provide information on the amount of fuel carried by the vehicles and inform the user of the time of the delivery. It is also believed that the NOC will be able to keep track of the vehicles transporting the fuel to their destinations in real-time. The new system will also help to minimize the theft of fuel through tracking as well as a smart locking system, which is said to be implemented in the future.