The electronic EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System) is used whenever goods are transported within the EU without applying excise duty. Registration and processing must be carried out via EMCS 2.3 starting in November this year. Implico’s OpenTAS terminal management system has now been certified for use with the new EMCS release after the downstream experts at Implico successfully adapted the software to meet the latest requirements.
Certification process completed successfully
In recent weeks, customs had sent Implico test cases with various scenarios, which OpenTAS had to process to obtain certification. The company has now successfully completed this certification process. This means that the Implico Group’s logistics solution will continue to help tank terminals and refineries automate their shipping processes with a fully integrated customs clearance tool.
Migration process launched in refineries and tank terminals
The early certification enables Implico to migrate all customer systems to EMCS 2.3 in due time before 25 November. Implico will therefore immediately start adapting the software in all refineries and tank terminals that want to continue using fully integrating customs clearance to ensure that these are well prepared when the predecessor version can no longer be used.
Benefits of fully automated customs clearance
OpenTAS is one of the few solutions capable of handling electronic customs clearance in a completely automated way. At the entrance to the tank terminal, the system transmits the anticipated shipping information to customs. The driver cannot fill the tank truck at the loading bay until customs has approved the shipment in principle. This prevents tank trucks from having to be emptied again in case of unauthorized transports. When the driver leaves the terminal, OpenTAS informs customs of the exact quantity loaded. In a second step, all transport documents are automatically printed for the driver. The complete integration of EMCS procedures within OpenTAS considerably reduces loading times at the terminal and ensures trouble-free loading. It also minimizes traffic on the plant and saves employees a great deal of work.
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 Malaysia, Romania and the USA. Founded in 1983, the company today employs around 200 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, July 2016). 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.
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