Automation of management systems from depot to dispenser to facilitate the digital transition for sector companies
Emme Informatica presented the results of its partnership with NRG Consulting during Oil&nonOil. The project helps companies in the fuel distribution sector tackle the digital transition through a technological system capable of managing road systems from the depot to the dispenser
The solution helps companies in the fuel distribution network respond to digital transition through an intuitive, dynamic and high-performance technological system that completes the office and depot management framework through integration with a system capable of managing road systems from the depot to the dispenser. This is the goal of work carried out by Emme Informatica in partnership with NRG Consulting Srl illustrated in the “Management integration for depots and networks” workshop organized on the second day of the 16th Oil&nonOil exhibition at Veronafiere.
Maddalena Tanca, Communications Director at Emme Informatica opened the sessions by pointing out: “As needs and opportunities change, technology must also evolve to meet new requirements. Today, more than ever before, it is vital to interface existing administrative management systems to complete the office and depot management framework thanks to integration of a system capable of managing road systems.” Maddalena Tanca added that for some time there has been talk of “multi-service” centres, not the least following transformation driven by channelling legislation that sees stations providing multiple services such as electronic invoicing, payments or loading-unloading registers. “We are here to help people tackle the digital transition as calmly as possible,” she said. In her introductory speech, she mentioned the series of services developed by the company specifically for the sector, including: “M-Office Web”: the consolidated/online data consultation portal allowing complete remote control of the system; “Multistation System”: specifically for the circularity of online customer loyalty cards; “Telematico.OnLine”: the IT service for fuel payments and loading-unloading registers.
In his report, Pier Luigi Parodi, Sales Director at NRG Consulting Srl, outlined the results of the partnership with Emme Informatica. “Over the years, we have developed management software dedicated exclusively to the petroleum sector,” Parodi explained. “In this time, many of our customers were also network engineers and the need arose to accelerate processes that wasted time for employees and operators every day. An example was the compilation of payments using a system that acquires them in real time directly from the platform,” Parodi continued.
The work carried out by NRG Consulting in partnership with Emme Informatica was illustrated by Domenico Baldini and Ivan De Tomasi. They emphasised that activities start from the delivery of the product through to the configuration of profitability. The various steps take place automatically, thereby making it possible to pass from data entry to data control to achieve savings in time and costs. “Inasmuch, the operator no longer has to worry about the need to compile Excel tables or paper registers and the possibility of errors, but only has to make sure that data is automatically acquired,” Baldini pointed out while illustrating the functions of NRG management software. “In addition to payment transactions, it is also possible to import transactions handled by the revenue column linked to company cards. In addition to being used to pay for diesel, these cards also give rise to subsequent invoicing,” Baldini noted. He highlighted that this operation has been made “straightforward and intuitive” thanks to the solutions developed by the NRG Consulting and Emme Informatica partnership. “We acquire the data, process it and make it available with a first check to verify that the value to be invoiced is correct. From this value, with a simple click, we can launch invoicing for all those customers who have refuelled through the points of sale selected. Invoices are then issued automatically and include all the data our customers need to import and acquire the invoice,” Baldini pointed out.
The workshop also welcomed a report by Antonio Alessio D’Atti, Sales Manager at Wayne Fueling Systems, a brand of Dover Fueling Solution, today one of the world’s largest suppliers of service stations, payment terminals, forecourt controllers, points of sale and other metering and control solutions for the business and retail fuelling industry. As D’Atti pointed out, the new regulations mean that companies such as Wayne Fueling Systems are increasingly important in routine operations since tasks such as loading and unloading by now require almost daily data transmission with the risk, if this is not optimized, of higher management costs. “Inasmuch, a fully automated system can offset the bureaucratic obligations required by Italian legislation,” he said.