UNITI expo 2016: Digital Transformation Captures the Service Station Industry

SAP RFNO software solution attracts great interest from industry experts

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - More and more service station operators are intent on digitally transforming their companies – as became evident at UNITI expo 2016. The leading European trade fair for the retail petroleum sector saw service station operators, mineral oil companies, suppliers and service providers come together last week in Stuttgart to share ideas, catch up with recent developments and make new contacts. At the trade fair, international software and consulting company Implico showcased SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations), the leading-edge SAP industry solution for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges faced by the service station industry.

The slogan chosen by Implico for its trade fair presence was “Transforming knowledge into value.” The Implico booth attracted many service station operators who want to further automate their processes and improve data transparency. Among them were CEOs, IT directors and managers running service station networks from numerous European countries including Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Estonia or Russia. The number of visitors from Asia was especially noteworthy as Implico consultants welcomed experts from the Philippines, Thailand, India or Indonesia. Talks at the booth often centered on networking relevant market players such as service station operators, suppliers or freight forwarders.

The SAP RFNO service station solution monitors and controls the entire exchange of data such as, for instance, cash and volume flows, and supports daily lessee settlement, fuel inventory management, replenishment, and payment and fleet card management. The SAP solution also offers a large number of additional features and automation options supporting further development steps toward digital transformation, making SAP RFNO the answer to many needs of the service station industry.

“Compared with the 2014 UNITI expo, this year’s expert audience was even more focused on specific topics and more international,” said Cornelia Juds, SAP Sales Manager at the Implico Group. “The fact that our SAP RFNO solution and our consulting expertise really hit a chord with the industry experts visiting the trade fair made this event a success for us.”

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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.

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