SAP for downstream solutions: Implico attends Best Practices for Oil & Gas in Texas
06 November 2012
Joint presentation with AmeriGas / Strong interest from Latin America
The Best Practices for Oil & Gas conference aims to bring together the SAP community in the oil and gas industry. Powerful solutions for the challenges currently facing the industry were presented at this SAP conference from 21 to 24 October 2012. Following its successful participation last year, Implico once again attended this year’s conference in San Antonio, Texas, where it presented its SAP OGSD (SAP Oil & Gas Secondary Distribution), IDM (Integrated Dispatch Management) and CPR (Continuous Product Replenishment) solutions. The highlight of the conference for Implico was the company’s joint presentation with AmeriGas.
There were around 500 attendees at this year’s conference, twice as many as at the first Best Practices conference last year. The visitors to the Implico stand were mostly Latin American oil and gas companies, interested in the downstream solutions from the consulting and software company. Also, a number of North American companies asked about optimizing their order processing with SAP OGSD, planning optimal customer delivery tours with IDM and creating precise consumption forecasts with CPR in order to generate automated replenishment orders. All of these solutions help companies cut costs – especially transportation costs – while increasing efficiency and transparency.
The presentation by Mike Serratore, Vice President US of the Implico Group, was particularly popular. Together with Tadd Peed, an SAP Business Systems Analyst at AmeriGas Propane, he talked about how AmeriGas has optimized and automated its “order to cash” processes using Implico’s complete SAP OGSD solution in combination with CPR.
"The Best Practices conference was an absolute success for us,” said Thomas Weggelaar, the Implico Group’s managing director responsible for business in the US. “We made contact with several SAP representatives and potential new customers and had numerous technical discussions with professionals. We are already looking forward to attending the next Best Practices in October 2013.”