Solairus Aviation, founded in 2009 and based in Petaluma, California, is a private aviation services company, working out of more than 65 base locations, managing 200 private aircraft, and employing 1,200 flight crew and support personnel.
The company’s disparate financial systems needed to be streamlined to improve billing and reduce the time required to process client invoices.
Solairus also wanted the ability to configure customized invoices for its aircraft owners, giving them visibility into their transactions, and the ability to run reports on pertinent flight information, such as the cost of a client’s trip.
In addition, the company wanted a modern HR system to better manage and recruit staff worldwide.
Oracle enabled us to integrate our systems, customize invoices for our customers, and ultimately streamline our services for improved customer care. With Oracle, we can take our product to the next level at an affordable cost without sacrificing quality.
Chief Financial Officer, Solairus Aviation
As a midsize company, Solairus didn’t want to invest in computer servers and infrastructure to support such systems. So cloud applications were the natural choice.
Initially, the company chose Oracle Cloud Financials and Oracle Cloud Project Management, both part of the Oracle Cloud ERP suite of applications, to help it manage its core financials as well as flight itineraries, airplane maintenance, and other project management activities. It liked that the project management application features an integrated contract-billing program. “After we realized that Oracle Cloud ERP had a robust project module at a price point we could afford, we stopped looking at other competitors,” says CFO Mark Dennen.
And with more planes came more pilots and staff. In moving to Oracle Cloud HCM, Solairus saw the advantages of a top-flight human capital management system that’s integrated with its project management system.
Among the benefits Solairus is realizing from the integrated Oracle Cloud applications: