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Implico Highlights Opportunities of Digital Transformation at UNITI expo

Software and consulting company demonstrates service station management of the future

(PresseBox) (Hamburg/Stuttgart, ) The second edition of UNITI expo to be held in Stuttgart from 14 to 16 June once again will cover all aspects of the service station business. One of the highlights this year at Europe's leading trade fair in this sector will be the topic of "digital transformation". At stand 3B73 in hall 3, the international software and consulting company Implico will show visitors the new possibilities in service station management, ranging from smart data to automation. SAP's service station solution SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations) will play a vital role in exploiting these opportunities.

The digital transformation is reaching the service station industry. It entails two key developments in particular: digitization of all business processes and extensive networking of all market participants such as service station operators, suppliers, forwarders, regulators and customers. This will open up unprecedented opportunities for oil and gas companies, but will also raise a number of questions: Which specific processes, ideas and technologies exist for the transformation in the value chain and what preparations can companies make to gain maximum benefit for themselves? Visitors to UNITI expo will obtain answers from Implico in hall 3, where the downstream experts will discuss all questions concerning networking, data management and automation at stand 3B73.

Transforming knowledge into value

Transforming knowledge into value is the slogan for the trade fair exhibit by the international software and consulting company. With this slogan, Implico describes how knowledge of business processes and their automation makes service station networks more efficient, creating value such as competitiveness and sustainability. The downstream experts will provide information on the technologies behind this, such as the SAP RFNO solution, using specific case studies from the market.

Greater success with smart data and automation

"The service station market of the future consists of market participants that are completely interconnected," explains Torsten Peter, Managing Partner at Implico and the executive responsible for SAP sales activities in the Group. "Thanks to digitization, service station operators can achieve previously unrivaled transparency in their business processes and also expand their range of services. Other processes can be automated at the same time."

For example, SAP RFNO already connects the knowledge available in the supply chain and creates interfaces for communication. In addition, the solution displays the entire economic situation of service station networks in real time – including all revenues and inventories. Extensive evaluation and control mechanisms simplify and automate payment card, fleet card and dealer settlement.

One of the particular highlights is that SAP RFNO redefines automation using smart calculations: service stations' gasoline requirements are determined taking multiple parameters into account and automatically trigger replenishment orders. What is more, using the pricing module service station operators can dynamically determine the best price at which to sell their fuels.

UNITI expo, 14-16 June 2016, Messe Stuttgart. Implico: hall 3, stand 3B73

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Implico GmbH

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.