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[post_content] => SAP, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, is holding an international conference for its customers and partners in the oil and gas industry in Lisbon, Portugal from 17 to 19 April. The event is expected to attract not just oil and gas companies but also providers of industry software that works with the SAP platform.
One of those software providers is Implico, which describes itself as “the only software company to develop standard SAP solutions for the downstream sector”. Implico is taking a stand at the SAP conference to demonstrate how downstream companies can use its systems – particularly SAP SDM and SAP RFNO – to turn their digital vision into real technology to support them in their everyday business.
Before the SAP Oil & Gas Conference kicked off, Implico has taken the opportunity to demonstrate its particular expertise in the sector and its in-depth knowledge of SAP solutions in a set of expert workshops. In these events, Implico experts and SAP software engineers will explain the commercial advantages of its new S/4HANA solutions for secondary distributors in the oil and gas field.
“The SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Secondary Distribution Management and SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Retail Fuel Network Operations solutions were both realised by Implico in close cooperation with SAP’s developers,” says Implico. “The solutions are based on the traditional Business Suite versions of SAP SDM and SAP RFNO, which SAP has been marketing for many years and which were also developed by Implico for the oil and gas product business and service station management.”
SAP SDM offers standardised, proven best-practice order-to-cash processes, while SAP RFNO handles and automates all payment and logistics processes for service station networks. With their ability to automate business processes, these solutions offer an outstanding cost/benefit ratio, Implico says.
The new S/4HANA technology can now process data almost 300 times faster than before. This makes settlement possible in a matter of seconds with SAP RFNO, even for large service station networks.
CHANGE IS A CHALLENGE
“Digital transformation is a challenging process that brings companies numerous advantages – particularly in terms of connecting people, things and processes. And this happens even as they are making the first changes,” says Torsten Peter, Implico’s managing partner with responsibility for SAP business. “The software also integrates and automates all processes based on predefined workflows. Our solutions therefore give companies leeway that they can use for customer loyalty management, for example.”
To illustrate what Peter means, Implico had invited one of its customers, the Quebec, Canada-based fuels distributor Groupe F Dufresne, to give a presentation about how it is achieving its digital transformation with the help of SAP RFNO and SAP SDM, which Implico has recently introduced to the company. The special aspect of the Dufresne application is the integration between the SAP downstream solution for its fuels business with the SAP for Retail solution.
Hamburg-based Implico is a long-time software development partner of SAP and is able to offer “unique consulting expertise” on SAP’s solutions for the downstream oil and gas sector. In addition, Implico is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.
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Software: A price on knowledge
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