At the SAP conference "Best Practices for Oil & Gas: SAP Solutions for the Energy Industry," the US petroleum products marketing company teamed up with Implico to give a joint presentation of the solution’s benefits. This specialist conference for the oil and gas industry was held for the first time this year from 23-26 October in New Orleans.

In their presentation, Steven L. Zirilli und Mike Serratore, Vice President US at Implico Group, focused primarily on discussing automated order generation with CPR. This is especially important for petroleum deliveries to customers with whom Maxum Petroleum has agreed a specific, recurring delivery cycle. Previously, Maxum typically managed these orders manually. Compared to this approach, the company’s use of CPR now reduces effort considerably. The presentation also highlighted the way SAP OGSD enables automated confirmation for all orders.

Alongside this contribution to the official program of presentations, Implico also hosted its own booth at the conference. Many leading petroleum companies from North and South America visited the booth to learn about Implico’s high-performance products for the downstream segment. These include OpenTAS, SAP OGSD and the "Integrated Logistics Add-On Package" with IDM (Integrated Dispatch Management) and CPR (Continuous Product Replenishment) functionality.

OpenTAS is targeted at fuel depots and refineries, offering comprehensive functionality for administration, automation and process improvement. SAP OGSD, developed by Implico and marketed worldwide by SAP, optimizes the distribution of petroleum products. The innovative software solution IDM, developed by Implico, helps dispatch planners to create optimum tours: orders from SAP are combined with resources to ensure the best possible results. With CPR the consumption forecast calculation can be based on actual weather data and statistical figures. A ‘Fixed Cycle’ calculation is also provided, which can be used to organize deliveries based on fixed time periods, e.g. per week or per month, regardless of actual consumption.