PIDX International Appoints Michael Martens to Membership Committee

Implico managing partner to advise oil and gas companies on standardized data communication

Hamburg/Pearland, (PresseBox) - PIDX International, the consortium for global data exchange standardization within the petroleum industry, has appointed Implico managing partner Michael Martens to its Membership Committee. In this role, he will advise oil and gas companies on PIDX communication standards.

PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) is a non-profit organization that standardizes the exchange of electronic data between oil and gas companies to simplify commerce throughout the industry. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in the USA, the organization offers a free communications standard for the entire supply chain from well to service station.

"Michael Martens was predestined for a role on the Membership Committee, as the Implico Group has already been working extensively on standardized data communications for many years and has been actively promoting this on the German market," said Peter Allwinton, Chair of the Membership Committee at PIDX International. Software and consulting company Implico developed the IFLEXX (International FiLe Exchange XML) communication standard – the German equivalent of PIDX – in conjunction with leading downstream companies across Germany. IFLEXX and PIDX have been compatible for several years.

Michael Martens joins two further experts from the oil and gas industry in Europe and the USA on the PIDX International Membership Committee. Together, they inform and advise petroleum companies around the globe on standardized data exchange, as well as representing the standard at trade fairs and conferences. "I am very much looking forward to joining the Membership Committee and to the tasks that lie ahead. As the managing partner of a software and service company for the downstream sector, continuing to promote standardized data exchange is a matter very close to my heart," said Michael Martens.

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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 and iGOS. OpenTAS automates the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons for refineries, tank farms, and service station networks. iGOS (Implico Global Operation Services) offers innovative downstream solutions out of the Cloud.

Additionally, Implico offers unique consulting expertise surrounding the SAP Secondary Distribution Management for Oil & Gas (SAP SDM) and SAP Retail Fuel Network Operations (SAP RFNO) downstream solutions. SAP SDM steers and optimizes the complete order-to-cash process. SAP RFNO automates all payment and quantity flows of service station networks.

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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