The daily challenges faced by oil & gas companies are greater than ever before. Successful companies are constantly working towards the following goals to secure their long-term future:
SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas for Secondary Distribution Management (SAP S/4HANA SDM) is a programm package for oil and gas downstream companies of all sizes. This industry-specific software package offers functionalities for the efficient management and automation of the entire process chain for trading hydrocarbon products. In this field, SAP S/4HANA SDM supports all fuels, lubricants and gas-related business processes: wholesale, resale, industrial, consumer and service station.
SAP S/4HANA SDM integrates all processes in the SAP system – from demand forecasting and replenishment through sales and scheduling to automatic confirmation and posting of data. The solution’s focus lies on high-performance communication with transport firms, tank farms and refineries as well as the company’s own fleet.
Based on the SAP industry Solution Oil and Gas (SAP IS-Oil), the package provides additional functionalities for order placement, an easy to use graphical planning and disposition board for truck scheduling and logistics, and applications for delivery fulfillment. Configurable interfaces ensure easy integration of external systems and partners. The process automation tool reduces manual activities and ensures a consistent integration from logistics to finance.
The automation tool Process Orchestration utilizes SDM’s Process Automation Tool. It enables to post and manage an infinite number of differently designed processes in the SAP system – fully automated and in one step. With a series of well-designed and user-friendly Fiori apps, operators can perform their tasks quickly, efficiently and comprehensibly.
SAP S/4HANA SDM improves the order management and provides a central basis for the sales activities. Orders, inquiries, quotes and contracts can be entered quickly and efficiently. The sales manager always has an overview of all important customer data and other details. The solution guides him through the process smooth and easy. The list of supporting functionalities for the sales department includes phone integration, credit control, CRM activities and notes, the connection with purchase contracts and stock levels, and much more.
The SDM functionality "Integrated Dispatch Management" enables efficient dispatching and transport planning. Due to the special advantages it offers, SAP has included the UI5 app in its selection of "SAP Fiori Lighthouse Scenarios in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA".
SAP Secondary Distribution Management for Oil & Gas (SAP SDM) is available as S/4HANA or Business Suite version.
In 2019, SAP and Implico added the business processes for SAP S/4HANA SDM to the official SAP Model Company for Oil & Gas. This SAP Model Company offers a ready-to-run, comprehensive reference solution that supports industry and core line-of-business processes across the value chain.
"Our order processing efficiency and accuracy for Authorized Dealer business has improved over 50 percent, since the portal was introduced. We've been able to speed up the order management processes, improve order accuracy, while making a marked reduction in administrative costs. As a result, we've achieved exactly what we set out to do.”
Head of IT, Topaz Group