Implico, the international software and consulting company for the oil and gas industry, has celebrated another milestone in its ongoing digitalisation journey – its Connected Truck and Connected Depot 1.0 apps are now SAP certified.

Built on the SAP Cloud platform through the Co-Innovated with SAP programme, the cloud-based micro services offer tank terminal operators and their business partners significant benefits. These include more efficient, secure and transparent truck handling from entrance to exit. 

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 program 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) – providing the guidance and support to help ensure a competitive solution in the marketplace.

The Connected Truck and Connected Depot apps are part of Supply Chain United (SCU), an across-the-board architecture of easy-to-use web services for all supply chain processes with multiple participants. 

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 is 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.

Connected Truck directly links the truck driver with the dispatching and transport planning system. This enhances the trip planning and reconciliation for bulk deliveries significantly and raises a wealth of new possibilities. The result: The fetch and deliver process can become more efficient, transparent and safe for all parties involved. 

Connected Depot addresses two crucial issues at tank farms with truck connections, namely queuing at the gate and traffic on site. Via the cloud-based functionality Online Check-in, it streamlines product loading in oil, gas and chemical terminals. Connected Depot links all partakers in the operation in real time. The app keeps them in the loop regarding the latest developments and lets them carry out key work steps before the truck has even arrived at the gate. 

This supports a seamless process from planning to execution – even in cases that involve several terminals and customers.

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5th June 2020