B-SISA has become a successful model of data centralization in Bolivia

Friday, August 3, 2018

This press release from Bolivia's National Hydrocarbons Agency was published using an automatic translation system.

The Bolivian Self-Identification Systems (B-SISA) program of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), in its six years of creation achieved significant achievements in terms of control of the commercialization of fuels in service stations and the registration of information of the motorized ones, data that also are of great utility for other institutions of the State to avoid illicit activities.

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From its creation in July 2013 to July 27 of the present management, 1,294,776 vehicles, 333,363 motorcycles were registered with B-SISA; later this registry also included heavy machinery, agricultural sector, aircrafts and vessels to have information about these and the consumption of fuels they have.

There are more than 800 service stations that control this system throughout the national territory and allow to have 96% of online data regarding the commercialization of fuels in these pumps. It should be noted that the ANH is a "technology based" institution because the B-SISA was developed by the entity's officials and is part of the "technological sovereignty".

The effectiveness of this system was considered in 2014 by the company Hewlett-Packard (HP) as "Case of Success" for the management of data storage. This company is one of the most important in the provision of technology.

The transactions registered per month by this system in terms of the commercialization of fuels in the service stations, reaches an average of 17,000,000.

Through the B-SISA the ANH can prevent explosions of tanks to Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) in the motorized because this system blocks the load of this hydrocarbon to vehicles whose gas cylinders are observed by seniority and were not Once again they have been requalified or restored, which constitutes a danger, as it could cause an explosion. More than two years have gone by without this kind of events occurring in the country.

Through this technology, the National Customs of Bolivia (ANB) was helped to identify cloned plates of the motorized ones, the Bolivian Police is assisted with data to obtain information regarding cases of robberies or assaults. The National Tax Service (SIN) takes the B-SISA as a reference to replicate it also in the billing system.

Through previous agreements between the ANH and Vías Bolivia (entity responsible for the administration of toll collection in our country) it is planned to use the technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for the collection of tolls under the modality "Telepeaje", which counts with its own development but will use the B-Sisa labels for its operation, in this way the State will not dispense additional costs for this toll collection method that contributes to road maintenance.

Countries such as Peru, Paraguay and Ecuador are interested in adopting B-SISA in their countries as a form of control for the commercialization of fuels and other activities.