About the National Bureau for Revenue (NBR):

 The National Bureau for Revenue (NBR) is the government body responsible for the implementation and administration of VAT in Bahrain. The NBR is responsible for the registration of taxpayers and their tax liability, the validation of VAT return filing and the related assessment, the payment of refunds and collection of any amount due, the auditing, and processing of any appeal and the monitoring and enforcement of compliance.


In 2020, there will be more than 15,000 taxpayers in Bahrain and the number will be increased gradually by time, as the Bahrain government’s entities are promoting both private and public entities to be registered in VAT for the prosperous future of the country.

To fulfill the administration of VAT in Bahrain the technology/solution that NBR is using is SAP. SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software that helps companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.

Infrastructure on AWS:

As we know that enterprise solution requires high performance, reliability, scalability, durability, security, and compatibility. AWS is one of the best and most reliable and secure global infrastructures amongst any other cloud service provider. With the largest global footprint, substantially less downtime than the next largest cloud provider, and support for the most security standards and compliance certifications, millions of customers continue to trust AWS to power their infrastructure.

What Etisalcom Did?

Etisalcom, as a solution-driven leader and a multi-cloud solution expert in Bahrain region took the responsibility to architect the NBR VAT architecture should be problematic free, scalable, highly available and with minimum constrains. Running an enterprise solution on a cloud is never an easy assignment due to the cloud and enterprise module compatibility blockage. Etisalcom, being expert in Solution architecture designed the architecture by taking all the aspects of SAP module compatibility issue. Etisalcom designed the solution of SAP on AWS by following the AWS well-architected framework which includes Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency and last but not the least the Cost Optimization.

Etisalcom, has in-cooperated maximum services of AWS that includes the following:

  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
  • Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Auto-scaling (AS)
  • Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
  • AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Simple Email Service (SES)
  • Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • Route53
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Key Management Service (KMS)
  • CloudFormation (CF)
  • Lambda
  • Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • System Session Manager (SSM)
  • Guard Duty
  • Inspector
  • WAP & Shield
  • Athena
  • Kinesis
  • Glue