The international software and consulting company for the oil and gas industry, Implico, said that its “Connected Truck and Connected Depot 1.0” apps are now SAP certified.
The cloud-based micro services offer tank terminal operators and their business partners significant benefits, such as more efficient, secure and transparent truck handling from entrance to exit. The SAP certification underlines the added value that “Connected Truck” and “Connected Depot” grant their users.
The “Co-Innovated with SAP” programme is designed to help partners through the development lifecycle that culminates in a SAP-certified and tested solution against SAP product standards. It is an end-to-end programme of guided services offered by the SAP Partner Innovation Lifecycle Services organisation that helps partners take their products to market in alignment with other SAP teams (product management, solution management, development and field).
The apps “Connected Truck” and “Connected Depot” are part of the “Supply Chain United” (SCU), an across-the-board architecture of easy-to-use web services for all supply chain processes with multiple participants.
Implico said it realised them through the co-innovation programme with SAP. This initiative enabled the downstream IT solution provider to tap into a global expert network and use state-of-the-art technologies and platforms. The result are two best-of-breed solutions providing oil and gas companies – such as tank farms, refineries, fuel retail networks and logistics firms – with operational process excellence and further added value.
Jean-Marc Delbos, director, Oil & Gas Industry Business Unit at SAP, points out: “To boost the supply chain efficiency across complex business networks by increased collaboration based on standardised processes becomes an objective that companies are pursuing in the fuels secondary distribution domain. The ‘Connected Truck’ and ‘Connected Depot’ applications, by Implico, are prefiguring the evolution towards such business networks that will further develop in these times of fundamental transformation.”
Tim Hoffmeister, CEO of Implico Group, is excited about the latest developments and the things to come: “With the ’Connected Truck’ and ‘Connected Depot’ apps newly achieving SAP Certification through the ‘Co-Innovated with SAP’ program, we are taking an important step towards our vision of a fully digitalised, intelligent downstream supply chain. The increase in process optimisation for tank farms and carriers is immense. We are looking forward to offer our new ‘Supply Chain United’ technologies to the industry soon. Here, the label ‘Co-Innovated with SAP’ will help us a lot. After all, a company that opts for an SAP-certified product can be certain to receive class-A technology and service to help boost its business.”
“Connected Truck” and “Connected Depot” are already implemented at pilot locations in Europe.