Implico presents trend-setting downstream solutions at Best Practices for Oil & Gas in Texas
Hamburg/San Antonio. The digital transformation has become an integral part of the oil and gas industry. This topic will also be the focus of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference from 17–19 September 2018. The Implico Group, a leading provider of SAP solutions for downstream processes, is participating as a Silver Sponsor and exhibitor at this three-day event in San Antonio, Texas. The team of experts will present the new SAP S/4HANA solutions for petroleum dealers and service station operators.
The question is no longer whether but rather how oil and gas companies want to undertake the digital transformation. At Best Practices for Oil & Gas the participants will discuss new ideas and share their success stories. The event is being organized by SAP and ASUG (Americas’ SAP Users’ Group).
Implico, the software and consulting company based in Hamburg, is contributing two new solutions to the digital future: SAP S/4HANA SDM and SAP S/4HANA RFNO. SAP SDM manages, optimizes and automates the entire order-to-cash process in downstream companies. The SAP RFNO solution enables service station operators to monitor, manage and automate all cash and volume flows in their networks. Both SAP S/4HANA SDM and SAP S/4HANA RFNO can be installed on-premise or used in the cloud according to the customer’s needs.
Although the solutions have barely been on the market for a year, Implico can already report its first success stories. “We’ve already implemented the solutions for a company in the US – the customer was impressed by the results,” explained Thomas Weggelaar, CEO of Implico in the USA. “The power of the new S/4HANA technology is impressive, particularly for service station management where millions of records have to be processed and aggregated.”
What makes SAP S/4HANA so special is its in-memory technology. All of the data that needs to be routinely accessed by the solutions is directly available in the RAM, facilitating lightning-fast analysis of large volumes of data and enabling innovative new process workflows. The most important advantages are a significant cost reduction, greater customer satisfaction and the automation of downstream processes.
Implico at Best Practices for Oil & Gas, 17–19 September 2018, San Antonio, Texas.
The Implico Group optimizes logistics and business processes for oil and gas downstream companies. The international consulting and software company with its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, has subsidiaries in Malaysia, Romania and the USA. Founded in 1983, the company today employs around 200 staff.
Implico provides consulting services, data services and software solutions for the entire supply chain – from forecasting, order entry, dispatching and tour optimization to data collation and invoicing. Leading oil and gas companies all over the world trust in Implico’s industry expertise and high-performance IT solutions including OpenTAS, iGOS, and the SAP downstream solutions SAP SDM and SAP RFNO (both available as Business Suite or S/4HANA version).
OpenTAS automates the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons for refineries, tank farms, and service station networks. iGOS (Implico Global Operation Services) offers innovative downstream solutions out of the Cloud. SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) steers and optimizes the complete order-to-cash process. SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations) automates all payment and quantity flows of service station networks.
Implico is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Software Development Partner of SAP and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. In the field of Terminal Automation Systems, Implico is market leader in Europe, Middle East and Africa (ARC market study, July 2016). The company has been recognized for its products and services on numerous occasions. It was named, for example, “Best Oil & Gas Software Specialists” in 2017 and received the Tank Storage Award as “Best Terminal Supplier” in 2018.
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