Implico hosts oil and gas industry event 06/01/2012 Implico hosts oil and gas industry event Delegates swap notes at IFLEXX workshop in Hamburg
Implico once again brings together the key stakeholders in the German oil industry market: In late May, 17 delegates from 13 companies attended this year's IFLEXX Community workshop at the headquarters of the international consulting and software company in Hamburg.
As before, data communications remains a hot topic in the oil industry. More and more sites in Germany are now using the independent IFLEXX standard to replace the outdated MPKS data transfer protocol. Against this background, the regular Community meetings offer a welcome opportunity to swap notes on completed and newly initiated migration projects. Implico has coordinated and chaired the community for four years.
Delegates attending this year's IFLEXX Community meeting represented not only oil companies from Germany and neighboring countries but also terminal operators and specialist software companies serving the oil industry.
About IFLEXX (International FiLe EXchange XML)
IFLEXX is the new international data exchange format in the oil industry. Data exchange using IFLEXX offers oil companies many advantages. Not only does XML permit the transfer of large volumes of standardized data, but IFLEXX also enables the bidirectional exchange of loading data both to the tank truck's onboard computer and the oil company's accounting systems.
In addition to Implico's OpenTAS solution, loading data transfer via IFLEXX is also supported by several third-party TAS systems. Several shipping and accounting solutions also support the processing of IFLEXX data.
About the IFLEXX Community
The ILFEXX Community comprises 16 companies, including BP Europe, Cegelec Deutschland, Eni Deutschland (formerly Agip), Holborn, Implico, LomoSoft, Minova, OMV, Petrotank, Petroplus Deutschland, Shell, Tamoil, TanQuid, Total and VTA, who jointly develop and promote the IFLEXX data exchange format. Consulting and software company Implico coordinates and chairs the community.
For further information, please call Frédérique Even at Implico GmbH on +49 (0)40 / 27 09 36 - 0.
IFLEXX Community workshop at the headquarters of Implico in Hamburg.© Implico