- BUSINESS AREAS
06 September 2022
Tank terminal IT specialist Implico Group has introduced two future-oriented IT solutions designed to support all kinds of liquid bulk storage terminals.
In recent years, the advance of digitalization has been a central topic in the terminal industry. Yet, not every tank terminal has been able to get the ball rolling straight away. Time, budget, know-how, and resources are factors that might have prevented, or at least slowed down, the embrace of gainful new technology – especially at small to mid-size tank farms with manageable complexity and no, or little, automation. Implico Group, a thought leader in the TMS space for close to 40 years, has now risen to the challenge and developed lean, agile, and accessible solutions for terminals of all types and sizes.
First, there is a pre-configured version of Implico Group’s figure-head solution for tank terminals, OpenTAS. Based on proven industry standards, the software is quick to implement and easy to maintain. As a key feature, the new “out-of-the-box” variant of OpenTAS enables driver-operated loading via comprehensive process automation from arrival to departure. Also, it facilitates fully integrated tank farm and stock management.
Second, there is TMS Next-Gen (working title). With this all-new solution, Implico expands its product portfolio by a standardized and scalable terminal management system based on the latest Cloud architectural principles. The initial target audience are independent storage providers looking for an “easy” terminal management system: easy to buy, easy to use, and easy to run – all based on the industry’s most recent best practices. The first edition will be available at the end of the year; interested parties can register demand with Implico immediately.
If further functionalities are required, both solutions can be expanded via a broad range of adaptive micro services and extra features. Thus, they also constitute ideal starting points for yet-to-be-digitalized terminals to kick off their digitalization journeys now; and expand the scope as the business grows.
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