SAP customers, partners and prospective customers will meet in Lisbon on 28-30 March at the International SAP Conference for Oil and Gas. This year’s event is all about the digital transformation of the industry and SAP S/4HANA, the evolutionary next step for SAP solutions. Implico will be advising show visitors about its consulting services for oil and gas companies, with a focus on the use of SAP’s downstream solutions SAP SDM and SAP RFNO for optimizing and automating the complete supply chain. Implico and its customers are also making important contributions to the official event program. All activities are intended to show event delegates how they can apply the SAP solutions to integrate their downstream processes and design them to be more efficient.
As the digital transformation proceeds, oil and gas companies are generating ever-larger volumes of data. The challenge now is to process and utilize these data repositories more efficiently – and to turn big data into smart data. To do so, solutions are needed that are capable of ensuring that data exchange and processes are almost entirely automated, and that manual intervention is necessary only in exceptional situations. This means that employees monitor business operations with the help of control cockpits while the system performs all routine postings entirely on its own.
Implico can draw on extensive knowledge of the industry and long expertise in the rollout of the SAP SDM and SAP RFNO downstream solutions, which are also soon to be available as SAP S/4HANA versions. SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) controls and optimizes the entire order-to-cash process, while SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations) manages and automates the handling of the processes and data that are generated when operating a service station network. The solutions help to reduce manual effort and thereby significantly reduce associated costs.
"We look forward to some lively discussions with industry companies, with representatives from SAP, and with other consulting companies in Lisbon," says Torsten Peter, Implico’s Managing Partner with responsibility for SAP business. "From the conversations we’ve held in the past, we know that many downstream companies want to make the most of the digital transformation. The International SAP Conference for Oil and Gas offers prospective customers the perfect platform to find out about suitable solutions and industry innovations, to learn from best practice and meet the right IT partners."
Implico is also contributing to the official conference program: Implico Managing Consultant Nicolas Woldt will be supporting Jean-Marc Delbos, Senior Director, Oil & Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP, in his workshop on the topic of "Hydrocarbon Secondary Distribution Sales and Logistics – Today’s Solutions and Perspectives for Downstream Processes."
Two of Implico’s customers will also be reporting on their SAP projects in 30-minute sessions. Marcus Falcão, CIO of Supergasbras, Brazil’s third-largest LPG retailer, will offer a presentation on "Downstream – Boost the Efficiency of your Secondary Distribution with SAP Solutions", while Reinaldo Melero, CIO of Copagaz, Brazil’s fifth-largest LPG retailer, will be talking about the "Digital Transformation of Copagaz with SAP Secondary Distribution Management."
Cornelia Juds, Senior SAP Sales Manager at Implico, will show how integrated SAP downstream solutions can significantly reduce effort to cut costs and increase efficiency. Thanks to this automation, employees can turn their full attention to handling customer services and unusual incidents. Cornelia Juds will be presenting the entire order-to-cash process in a ten-minute live demo.
© Implico Implico will be advising show visitors in Lisbon about its consulting services for oil and gas companies, with a focus on the use of SAP’s downstream solutions SAP SDM and SAP RFNO for optimizing and automating the complete supply chain.
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®, SAP® SDM, SAP® RFNO and iGOS.
OpenTAS automates the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons for refineries, tank farms, and service station networks. 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. iGOS (Implico Global Operation Services) offers innovative downstream solutions out of the Cloud.
Implico is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Software Development Partner of SAP and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. The company has been recognized for its products and services on numerous occasions, e.g. for Supply Chain Management Software and as Oil & Gas Logistics Company of the Year 2015. In the field of Terminal Automation Systems, Implico is market leader in Europe, Middle East and Africa (ARC market study, July 2016).
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