Sullivan Petroleum Co. LLC (SPC) is a jobber for Chevron Texaco Corporation, acting as the only marketer with the authority to rebrand or build new Chevron and Texaco retail sites in the Bakersfield, California area. As a jobber, it purchases refined fuel from Chevron for sale to retailers and directly to users. In addition, the fourth-generation company operates four convenience stores in the region.
“We considered several options when beginning our automation journey. We looked at prebuilt application packages, but our industry is so unique that we determined that, in this instance, it was best to build our own solution,” said Tim Sullivan, vice president, business operations, SPC. “Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Application Express offered the perfect combination. Oracle Application Express is an easy-to-use, yet robust tool, and Oracle’s database cloud offering enables us to enjoy the benefits of the world’s leading database without the need to manage it in-house.”
SPC deployed Oracle Database Cloud Service seamlessly and used Oracle Application Express to quickly build a financial application prototype, which it used for nearly two years. The group ran the application and manual processes in parallel during testing and has continued to roll out new applications on the data platform.