Quantity conversions within your SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy system fulfill two important roles:
This role ensures that quantity values created by external systems somewhere in the “field” are sanity-checked before being used as the basis for all business decisions and financial values.
Controlled by the business, in well-defended systems, transparently manageable, documented and provable, ensuring compliance.
This role takes any standard quantity calculation values and (after sanity-checking – see Gatekeeper role) enriches these values with virtually any additional quantity values for business, contract or regulatory requirements.
E.g. You move 100,000 cubic metres of product at 15 ºC. QuantityWare calculates the quantity value in gallons at 60 ºF.
SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy does not deliver any validated, measurement standards-based conversion implementation, owing to complexity and risk, this has always been a customer task.
Business processes require thousands of quantity calculations per day. These calculations also control and enrich thousands of external measurement data sets per day.
SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy comes with an open interface – the Quantity Conversion Interface (QCI).
QuantityWare’s BCS plugs into this interface and provides the only SAP-certified ABAP quantity calculation solution, available to all SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy customers – BCS is the state-of-the-art solution for the quantity conversion challenges in the oil & gas industries. A simple example is the unique support of Vapor Space calculations.
All complex distributed IT systems have some form of vulnerability which lead to risk exposure – that is a fact of life.
However, one major SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy vulnerability can be simply and seamlessly removed through usage of QuantityWare’s BCS to replace legacy quantity calculation methods.
Additionally, BCS brings transparency and GRC benefits to associated Supervisory Control And Data Aquisition (SCADA) system quantity values.
See our detailed security bulletin, which describes how QuantityWare BCS achieves this.
Compared to other suppliers’ capabilities of the Petroleum Liquid calculations*, it is clear that QuantityWare offers a complete native solution for SAP Oil, Gas, and Energy environments:
|Integration via standard SAP QCI|
|SAP certified Add-On|
|SAP ABAP – OS independent|
|Supports all products (incl. Petrochemicals, LPG and Asphalt)|
|Supports all volume correction measurement standards|
|Supports all mass to weight measurement standards|
|Supports all unit of measure (UoM) standards|
|Supports all conversion model standards|
|Supports legacy standard versions|
|Configuration and control via central transaction|
|Global configuration template (four languages)|
|Easy-to-use implementation methodology|
|Petroleum measurement expert training & consulting|
|Automated installation tests and production test scenarios|
* Based on data on the suppliers’ web sites.