“In short, we were looking
for a simple solution that
would minimize the
headache and support level
from the technical
Director was our answer.”
--Fadi Hijazi, IT Group
Manager, Ali Zaid Al-
Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Company Limited
Output Director Simplifies Printer Management for AZAQ’s Commercial Group
Founded in 1958 as a small family business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ali
Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers Company Limited (AZAQ) now has over 600
employees on its payroll, has long established associations with world-class
brands, and has become one of the leading business groups in the region.
Rooted in marketing and distribution, AZAQ represents top names in leisure
goods, household products, watches, office furniture, telecommunications,
electronics, electrical equipment, and motor vehicles. It is also involved in the
manufacture of electrical products like transformers and switchgears.
As AZAQ’s Commercial Group grew, they chose to implement the Oracle E-
Business Suite—a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications
for the enterprise—in order to remain consistent with their high standards of
service. However, as the team got closer to their deadline, they learned that in
order to print in an Oracle Applications environment, they would have to first
define their printers in Linux and then define them again in Oracle.
With more than 100 printers spread throughout the organization in multiple
offices and showrooms, AZAQ was looking at an extremely daunting task.
Furthermore, they knew that labor-intensive scripting—while it would work for
initial setup—could create even more work later, like during upgrades or during
AZAQ searched for a solution that would provide them with a way around time-
consuming printer setup. They chose Output Director from Unitask to ensure
that they both met their impleme