EMCS and IFLEXX – Implico with two topical key themes at StocExpo
Other highlights on Stand 77: terminal administration, ERP integration and TTS700
The Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) for monitoring the cross-border movement of excisable goods within the EU has been operational since the beginning of the year. Implico has integrated in OpenTAS all of the electronic customs handling functions required by this system. These can therefore run automatically in the background as part of the loading and shipping processes of a tank terminal or refinery. Compared with web-based EMCS solutions, this integrated, end-to-end application not only minimizes error rates; it also enables tank terminals to operate round-the-clock and ensures that data reaches customs much more quickly.
As well as demonstrating the EMCS integration in OpenTAS at StocExpo, Implico will be showing its latest solutions for automating loading. They are applicable to all modes of transport: tank trucks, railroad tank cars, ships and pipelines. Other new Implico products featuring at StocExpo are the innovative planning and dispatching capabilities of OpenTAS and enhancements to TTS700, the easy to use, out-of-the-box loading solution for FMC flowmeters (Accuload and Microload) which is based on OpenTAS.
IFLEXX will be featured at the Implico stand as well. This new XML data exchange format for the petroleum industry enables loading data to be transferred in two directions: to the computer on board the tank truck and to the accounting systems (ERP systems) of the respective mineral oil company. Implico played a key role in the development of IFLEXX, and for more than two years it has coordinated the solution's further development for the IFLEXX Community comprising leading German mineral oil companies and tank storage providers. The new, international data transmission format is scheduled to replace several outdated national standards, first in Germany and later in other European countries. In Germany, IFLEXX is already operational at 19 locations, with 65 more sites to follow soon.
As an international consulting and software company, Implico supports oil and gas companies worldwide in optimizing their business processes. The company was founded in 1983. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the Implico Group has subsidiaries in the UK, Malaysia, Switzerland and the US.
Five of the world's ten largest oil companies now rely on Implico's industry experience, consultancy expertise and high-performance solutions – including OpenTAS and SAP OGSD (Oil and Gas Secondary Distribution). 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 fast-growing Implico Group currently employs around 250 staff.