Hans-Jürgen Buhre and Helmut Butzmann set up the "Rechenzentrum Buhre GmbH" as a limited company. The first customers are ship owners and oil companies, such as Hansamatex (today: VOPAK), VTG-PAKTANK (today: Oiltanking) and VTG (today: VLAG).
The RZB software is used by oil industry customers in over 40 depots in Germany. Start of the conceptualisation of new software products.
The new products are named OpenTAS® (Open Terminal Administration System) and OSP (Open System Personal). On 1st July, the company is renamed 'RZB Rechenzentrum Buhre GmbH'. In the meantime, employee numbers have grown to twenty. The company's management team is expanded; Stephan Buhre, Kay-Peter Buhtz and Michael Martens become managing directors. Foundation of the Clearing Centre (CC). With this, customers could easily be transferred to the new standard of MPKS communication (OFTP).
The first OpenTAS® pilot project starts in June at Hansamatex (VOPAK).
RZB builds up a consulting team. The focus lies on work and systems processes within the oil & gas sector.
30 employees. The basis for an interface to SAP R/3® Oil & Gas and TAS systems is developed together with SAP®, SNI (Siemens Nixdorf Hamburg) and Andersen Consulting. Begin of international sales activities with SBS Germany and England. Presentation for leading oil corporations together with Anderson Consulting in England. Implementation of OpenTAS® in further depots and installation of OpenSystemPersonal in various German companies. Participation in working group truck-data-link (TDL). Move to new premises at Weidestraße 118c.
Begin of migration project (CAP98 phase II) to SAP R3®/ IS-Oil & Gas at ELF AG in Berlin. Together with Ernst & Young (CAP GEMINI Ernst & Young) the first full integration of OpenTAS® into SAP® is completed. MIDER tasks RZB with the implementation of OpenTAS®. This complex project is completed within 12 months.
Up-date of installed OpenTAS® programmes to take account of Y2K. VTG starts with the centralisation of its OpenTAS® systems. The complex SAP R/3® / IS-Oil & Gas project CAP98 phase II is running successfully. For ELF AG, OpenTAS® administers and controls over 200 SAP® locations, 5 depots and the refinery, online from the central systems administration in Berlin.
50 employees. Mr Hans-Jürgen Buhre, one of the company founders, retires. The consulting team expands - mainly in the area of SAP® consulting.
Over 100 employees. One of the leading vendors of TAS systems worldwide. RZB takes over the product ACS Min-Oil from GFT Solutions and becomes SAP® Channel Partner for the area oil & gas as well as SAP® partner 'Mittelstand' (mid-sized companies) with the product Min-Oil. The company's management team is expanded; Thomas Ernst, Torsten Peter and Thomas Weggelaar become managing directors.
More than 120 employees. RZB is renamed to reflect the new and extended areas of business. On April 18th 2002, RZB became implico GmbH. On April 24th 2002, OpenTAS® is certified by SAP® and Implico becomes SAP® Software Partner.
The Esso Refinery in Ingolstadt Increases Security: Implico solution biometrically identifies the drivers. Implico modernised the Waste Management in Dresden and increased efficiency using CIC, Container Service and Bulk Refuse.
Implico expands in Asia. The division in Kuala Lumpur was founded on 1st October 2004 and has grown dynamically from day one. Implico becomes a Microsoft Certified Partner.
More than 150 employees. Successful foundation of the US-based subsidiary Implico Inc. Worldwide distribution of SAP® OGSD started: The innovative and integrated sales and supply chain solution passed the demanding ?ramp-up", the final testing phase by der SAP® AG, with flying colors.
More than 175 employees. Implico wins European tender at Berlin Stadtreinigungsbetriebe (BSR). In the annual "User of the Year" competition by the Gartner Group and the computer magazine "Computerwoche", the Implico/ KPMG project for the BSR finished in the Top 3 of the category for large-scale enterprises. Implico Malaysia, covering Asia and the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand has successfully relocated to its new office on July 1, 2006.
More than 200 employees. Formation of the Implico AG Switzerland. The new enterprise is established in Biel (canton of Berne). Formation of Implico UK. Implico becomes Special Expertise Partner for SAP Waste and Recycling®. Implico und Varec Inc. announcing a strategic alliance. Task: Development of the most complete oil & gas solution
More than 220 employees. OpenTAS becomes an SAP-endorsed business solution. Implico celebrates 25th anniversarywith employees, customers, partners, and friends in the Fischauktionshalle in Hamburg.
More than 230 employees. Implico is awarded the Technology Fast 50 Award from Deloitte recognizing it as one of the fast growing technology companies in Germany. Implico AG Switzerland und SAP Switzerland sign an agreement to become service partners. Implico implements complete solution comprising SAP OGSD and SAP SSR for AVIA Association. SAP certifies Waste and Recycling Portal 1.0. IFLEXX (International FiLe EXchange XML) replaces MPKS. Exhibitions: SAP Partner Summit, San Diego, USA; StocExpo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; "IT in the Waste Management Industry" conference, Bremen, Germany; SAP Business One Partner Info Day in St. Leon-Rot, Germany; ILTA in Houston, USA; Waste Expo in Las Vegas, USA; and Entsorga-Enteco in Cologne, Germany.
240 employees. British retail giant TESCO and French group TOTAL opt for OpenTAS. Implico wins 2010 Telematics Award in the Waste Management category. OpenTAS achieves EMCS certification; OMV Germany is the first customer in Germany to integrate EMCS. Successful projects for TanQuid, Grisard AG, Unitank, Petroplus and Munich municipal waste management service. Implico launches the new IDM (Integrated Dispatch Management) solution. IDM supports dispatchers in creating optimum tours. Exhibitions: StocExpo, Antwerp, Belgium; SAP Business One Partner Info Day, St. Leon-Rot, Germany; Waste Expo in Atlanta, USA; IFAT in Munich, Germany; IAA, Hannover, Germany; Tank Storage Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Implico launches new package of features for logistics management. Implico receives the "Global Customer Value Enhancement Award" from Frost & Sullivan. Implico is awarded Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status in two categories. IFLEXX 2.0 and PIDEX 4.9 become compatible with each other. Associated Petroleum Terminals Ltd. (UK) opts for OpenTAS. Implico implements the integrated EMCS solution OpenTAS at TanQuid, Total France and Petroplus. Maxum Petroleum and numerous new customers select SAP OGSD. Exhibitions: StocExpo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; PETRO-EXPO in San Antonio; SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando; ILTA in Houston; SAP Oil & Gas Conference, New Orleans (all USA).
Implico Consulting S.R.L. is established in Romania. Implico launches Refill Me!, the first interactive oil and gas order processing app, as well as the OpenTAS TFM (Tank Farm Management) app. Implico receives the TankBank Award as "Automation Company of the Year." Microsoft confirms Implico status as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in two categories. Implico and itelligence announce partnership. Swiss railway company SBB awards SAP consultancy contract to Implico and Orianda for optimizing SBB's logistics processes. Heide refinery opts for OpenTAS and TanQuid Polska migrates to the new OpenTAS 5.0 release. Implico converts its German OpenTAS customers to EMCS 2.0. Exhibitions: Best Practices for Oil & Gas, Texas, USA; Petrotech in New Delhi, India; SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, USA; StocExpo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, LogiMAT in Stuttgart, Germany.
Implico implements SAP Business ByDesign at Müller+Krempel and ChemSwiss. Förster-Öl becomes pilot costumer for SAP RFNO, the new SAP solution for the service station management. Successful Go Live at Raffinerie Heide, WRG, TanQuid and Vopak Vlissingen with OpenTAS projects. AmeriGas and SunCoast extend their SAP OGSD licenses, Tyczka TotalGaz opts for CPR and Implico successfully completes the SAP project at BMV. For the ninth time the IFLEXX Community get-together took place at Implico. SAP Switzerland appoints Implico as Top Partner and recognizes this performance with the "SAP Cloud Channel Partner Award". Furthermore, Implico defends the Award "Automation Company of the Year" and is honored by the city of Hamburg for an exemplary incorporation management. Exhibitions: StocExpo, Belgium; SAP Best Practices for Oil & Gas, USA; International SAP Conference for Oil & Gas, Netherlands; 7. Deutsch-Afrikanisches Energieforum, Germany.
SAP launches two newly developed Implico products: SAP SDM (Secondary Distribution Management) and SAP RFNO (Retail Fuel Network Operations). Strong demand for the new cloud/iGOS solutions. Successful completion of the projects at the Gunvor refinery in Ingolstadt and the Tanquid tank terminal in Koblenz. Implico wins Varo Energy, SuperGasBras, AstraZeneca, Rompetrol and Sonangol as new customers. 10th ILFEXX Community meeting in Hamburg. Implico receives the Logistics Business IT Award in London and is recognized as an “Outstanding Training Company 2014” by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Exhibitions: StocExpo (NL) SAP-Event (CH), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), UNITIexpo (DE), SAP Best Practice Oil & Gas (DK and US).
Implico wins the 2015 Asia & Myanmar Oil and Gas Award in the “Oil & Gas Logistics Company of the Year“ category. Cirrus Logistics and Implico announce worldwide strategic partnership. Implico is certified for Avalara’s Excise tax automation solution. Microsoft awards Implico with Gold Partner status. CIOReview lists Implico as one of the 100 Most Promising SAP Solution Providers 2015. 11th IFLEXX workshop at Implico brings petroleum business together. Implico enhances data security with second data center. Gas station delivery via iGOS: Implico implements Cloud solution for DCC, Dublin. Successful start and rollout of SAP projects in Latin America for Pecsa, Copagaz and Supergasbras and in Germany for RWZ and Förster. OpenTAS goes live at Rompetrol, Total Bitumen Deutschland, Brenntag and Vopak Hamburg. Project start at Sonangol in Angola. Exhibitions: StocExpo (NL); International SAP Conference for Oil & Gas (DE); Tankstelle & Mittelstand´15 (DE); Best Practices for Oil&Gas (US).
MTV Förster goes live with SAP RFNO. Implico expands the range of features in OpenTAS to include packaged products and Truck Operations Cockpit (TOC). The solution is also certified for EMCS 2.2. The OpenTAS QCM quantity conversion tool is nominated for the Flow Control Innovation Award. Additional Rompetrol tank terminals and the Brenntag tank terminal in Berlin go live with OpenTAS. New ARC study shows: Implico remains market leader for terminal automation systems in EMEA. German petroleum industry discusses the future of electronic data exchange at the 12th IFLEXX meeting. At Gunvor, Implico supports the exchange of field devices during operation. The new OpenTAS release 6.0 is published in December as a new technological platform. Exhibitions: StocExpo (BE), Tank World Expo (Dubai), SAP Conference for Oil and Gas (NL), UNITI Expo (DE), SAPPHIRE NOW (US), Tank Storage Asia (Singapur), Best Practices for Oil and Gas (US).