The QuantityWare Bulk Calculations Solution 3.0B has successfully completed its certification as the only “SAP® Certified – Integration with SAP® S/4HANA” quantity conversion and governance solution available for the SAP Oil & Gas solution. (To certificate.)
Thus, BCS 3.0B has now been released by QuantityWare for productive usage.
ISO 6578 has been published as second edition in October 2017. It cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 6578:1991). QuantityWare has carefully analyzed this new edition and confirms that existing BCS 3.0 implementations are technically compliant with the second edition.
Physical property data for LNG and LPG calculations have been updated with newly available figures. LPG calculation methods have also been reorganized and equation numbers changed. Thus, with BCS 3.0 CSP02 – planned delivery Q1 2019 – new additional physical property data sets and model constant sets with new ISO 6578:2017 LPG and NGL template conversion groups will be delivered. In February 2018, detailed guidance for customers requiring earlier configuration support will be available with note 000076. This note will also deliver non-critical documentation adjustments for ISO 6578:2017 configurations.
AGA Report No. 8: “Thermodynamic Properties of Natural Gas and Related Gases – DETAIL and GROSS Equations of State” has been issued as third Edition in April 2017 and revises AGA Report No. 8, second edition, 1994. QuantityWare has performed a detailed analysis of this revised version. As stated in this revision, the same equations of state as in the 1994 edition are applied in this third edition; property limits have been modified, thus calculated properties should have the same values as in the 1994 edition. In addition, QuantityWare will perform comparison calculations – as encouraged in this third edition – of property values obtained with QuantityWare BCG and the third edition Annex B data, which will then be included into the relevant installation test reports for shipment with BCS 3.0 CSP02, which is currently planned for release in Q1 2019.
After testing on 1709 with resources from SAPs ICC, QuantityWare has, as an interim measure, released its 30B Version for S/4HANA 1709 project usage. Productive support will be provided with release 30C.
QuantityWare Licensing is determined by customer response to our “Licensing Questionnaire”. This document is available in paper form which can be cumbersome, thus we now provide an on-line, interactive form allowing prospective or existing customer to select appropriate products and complete the questionnaire in an easier manner. A “pdf” can be downloaded after completion, which contains all registered details. Currently, the interactive Questionnaire does not save data in a database, but is an on-line assistance. This tool will be further developed and integrated in our service portal in 2018, allowing customers easy management of their licensing Status.
For „Small Companies” using the SAP Oil & Gas solution, who fall into our “National / Simple” Price Matrix category, we now offer a special reduced annual licensing fee of 2.000€ (excluding taxes). A “Small Company” may not exceed 5.000 BOEPD and 20 “seat” licenses for the SAP Oil & Gas solution used.
GPA 2172 has been reaffirmed and published as GPA 2172-14. QuantityWare confirms that BCG implementations for dry natural gas, that are based on the previous GPA 2172-09 versions, comply with this new Version.
After 11 years of loyal service the original QuantityWare website has been replaced with a completely re-designed site. With a clear navigation structure and immediately recognisable content, the new website also offers a “Knowledge Base” which can be searched, an overview of QuantityWare-certified consultants and a new training course section.
As of 01.10.2017 (First of October, 2017) QuantityWare will discontinue its “10 Year License Agreement with separate Maintenance Agreement” model. All customers who have purchased such a model will have the contract honoured until its agreed termination date.
From 01.10.2017 onwards, only the “Annual Usage” model will be offered. QuantityWare will provide multiple year-periods of usage in an Agreement if so wished by the customer.