Gas Station Replenishment Out of the Cloud: iGOS Processes One Billion Liters for DCC
Irish company DCC operates the former Esso gas station network in France. After the takeover, Implico, together with DCC, implemented a new IT solution for the business: In record time, the software and consulting company migrated the business IT and back-office processes to the cloud. Since then, 400 gas stations have been replenished entirely automatically via iGOS (Implico Global Operation Services) – everything from forecasting for a reliable resupply to the complete order-to-cash cycle. Each day, around five million liters of fuel flow virtually through the downstream cloud.
“With this software-as-a-service model, we achieve down-to-earth total cost of ownership, providing a flexible platform for growth,” said Peter Quinn, CIO of DCC. “This is a viable concept to win in a tough competitive environment.”
Implico bundles innovative cloud services for the downstream industry under the iGOS brand. These data services and software-as-a-service solutions either run in Implico’s own high-performance data center or are managed by other prestigious cloud operators, depending on what the customer requests. “Today, data has to be accessible at any time, from anywhere, and it must be able to automatically connect with people and systems all over the world,” explained Michael Martens, Managing Partner at Implico. “Cloud solutions are more future-proof than any in-house solution in the world.”
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. SDM 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.