A strong partnership in Latin America rises: Implico Group and Aquarius Software join hands to drive the digitalization of the oil and gas industry together
 
Sep 11, 2020
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Hamburg/São Paulo -- ( ASIA TODAY ) -- The downstream IT experts Implico Group and Aquarius Software are glad to announce their partnership. They are collaborating on future-oriented automation and digitalization projects in Latin America. Their common aim: to guide downstream companies on their digital transformation journey and help them to make their supply chains fit for the future. Together, the partners will implement innovative technology, such as the terminal management system OpenTAS, at their customers’ sites.

To continue its global growth strategy and access a very promising market, Implico Group strives to work with strong local partners – especially in Latin America, a key area for the oil and gas trade of today and tomorrow. The company is particularly eager to bring its next-gen terminal management system OpenTAS to the region’s huge tank storage sector. For this, Implico Group has found a perfect match with Aquarius Software, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Combining their deep know-how and experience, the two partners aspire to introduce their clients to the many benefits of digitalization, such as streamlined processes, increased transparency, better collaboration and more safety along the entire supply chain.

“Aquarius Software has a thorough understanding of the downstream industry plus a wide-spread network, a spotless reputation and a forward-looking mindset,” lauds Thomas Roller, Head of Sales & Marketing at Implico Group. “Sharing similar aims and values, we look forward to drive digital transformation for oil and gas enterprises in Latin America together. In fact, we are already at it. The cooperation agreement has already been signed and the first implementation project is underway.”

Marcia Campos, Executive Director & Partner at Aquarius Software, is excited about the union as well: “We always look for the best solution for our customers. Implico is recognized in this market with awarded solutions and numerous customers worldwide. There is a natural synergy between the companies, which have a strong focus on digital transformation and clear orientation towards their customers’ businesses. I am sure that this partnership will lead to more project opportunities for both companies as well as strong benefits for our customers.”  

About Implico Group

The Implico Group optimizes logistics and business processes for oil and gas downstream companies. The international consulting and software company with its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, has subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1983, the company today employs around 240 staff.

Implico provides consulting services, data services and software solutions for the entire supply chain – from forecasting, order entry, dispatching and tour optimization to data collation and invoicing. Leading oil and gas companies all over the world trust in Implico’s industry expertise and high-performance IT solutions including OpenTAS, iGOS, and the SAP downstream solutions SAP SDM and SAP RFNO (both available as Business Suite or S/4HANA version).

OpenTAS automates the storage and transportation of hydrocarbons for refineries, tank farms, and service station networks. iGOS (Implico Global Operation Services) offers innovative downstream solutions out of the cloud. SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) steers and optimizes the complete order-to-cash process. SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations) automates all payment and quantity flows of service station networks.

Implico is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Software Development Partner of SAP and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. In the field of terminal automation systems, Implico is market leader in Europe, Middle East and Africa (ARC market study 2018). The company has been recognized for its products and services on numerous occasions. It was named, for example, “Best Oil & Gas Software Specialists” in 2017 and received the Tank Storage Award as “Best Terminal Supplier” in 2018.

About Aquarius Software

Aquarius Software has become a Brazilian reference in technology, products and services for industrial automation and production management. The key to this consolidated position is the company’s capability to understand the local market and seek market-leading solutions and differentiated services from the shop floor to the corporate environment. The company continually searches for the outstanding technologies, mixes software and services with new approaches and creates a range of possibilities and innovations to meet the challenges of each customer. Aquarius Software’s team is formed by specialists in Automation and Operation Technology (AT / OT) and Information Technology (IT) ready to accompany the customers in their Digital Transformation journey.

Founded in 1984, Aquarius Software was born when a group of professionals identified a market opportunity and created a new business (today known as “startup”) in software development. Its first products were designated for the services market in the Finance and Advertising segments. From 1996, as a new commercial strategy, the Company started to provide solutions in the Industrial Automation segment, after signing a distribution contract for the process supervision software “FIX”, created by Intellution – a Group Emerson company later acquired by GE.

Aquarius’s leadership and pioneerism are not only present in its products. The Company offers a series of synergistic and complementary services that add value to its customers and differentiate them in the markets in which they operate. Customer satisfaction surveys performed by third parties have shown that Aquarius’s After-Sales Service is considered its main differential by customers and integrating partners.


Press Contact:

Tobias Piwek
Communications Manager
Implico Group

+49 (0) 40 27 09 36-0
tobias.piwek@implico.com