PRODUCT NEWS Text on this page is written and submitted by suppliers. Please email product news to firstname.lastname@example.org Are you ready for the General Data Protection regulations? By the end of May 2015 the European Union reached an agreement on the General Regulation for personal details Protection, the so called General Data Protection Regulation or in short GDPR. The new law includes a number of new obligations and liabilities for companies that process personal details of Europeans as of May 2018. Given the impact of the changes and the risk on high fines it is very important that you check to what extent this might have an impact on your company and which measure you should take to limit the risks to a minimum. Protection of personal details. If your company registers personal details in its database (even if you save your data locally but an external software supplier has access to the data) then you are responsible for the control and the protection of these data. Personal details are understood to mean all information of characteristics that can lead to the identification of a natural person such as a name, an identification number, location facts, an online identification. For instance, license numbers of vehicles, the registration of fuel cards or the delivery of fuel at home can be reduced to a natural person which means these data fall under the new privacy legislation. Companies that don’t comply with the new obligations risk - as of May 2018 - an administrative fine that can mount up to € 20.000.000. For an undertaking it can mount up to 4% of the total global annual sales in the preceding fiscal year if this number is higher. From this point of view it is very important that your company has a policy or a processing agreement that clearly stipulates how you process data, which data you process, how you prevent violations and in what way you comply with the guidelines that the GDPR imposes. Private persons should be able to retrieve at any time which data your company registers (because you can’t keep any more than necessary or any longer than necessary) and to what purpose. They have the right of rectification or to erase personal details at all times. In short, it is a great challenge given the fact that the greater part of the companies will be confronted with this. Virtual Assistant by ISTOBAL earns INNOVATION award ISTOBAL, the Spanish company specialised in automotive carwash and car-care solutions, has earned an award at the Gallery of Innovation of Motortec Automechanika for its innovative Virtual Assistant for wash program selection. The awards acknowledge the sector’s technological breakthroughs. In the carwash category, ISTOBAL has received an award for its Virtual Assistant, intended to facilitate wash program selection to customers and reduce selection time by 50%. Thanks to a user-centred design (UCD) and an algorithm, Kate and Robert -the virtual assistants- help customers choose the wash program that best suits their needs based on the vehicle’s condition. This system also improves fluidity at the carwash station, enhancing business profitability. ISTOBAL also launched recently their latest solutions which include the new M’NEX32 rollover -with more features and innovative optional extras- and the Multi-disk wheel-wash brush. This new system reaches all grooves and difficult areas on rims, with much better cleaning results than traditional brushes. Besides, it is easily adaptable to any carwash machine, as no additional mechanism is required. To be marketed in just a few months with high expectations, the new rollover ensures a thorough cleaning and a rewarding user experience thanks to its LED lighting and screens, the Infinite Mousse Arch and a new dosing system for esens® chemicals generating less waste. Read the full story online at www.erpecnewslive.com Implico Develops New Software For Handhelds A software solution for handhelds which helps to make mineral oil loading faster, simpler and safer has been developed by Implico Group. In order to ensure that important information is immediately available everywhere, the new, mobile solution connects employees in the field directly to the OpenTAS terminal management system. Through this new software Implico Group is now facilitating digitization in an area that was previously almost inaccessible: product loading in relation to railcars, ships and pipelines. The need for subsequent entry of manual notes into the terminal management system is eliminated since operations staff at refineries or tank terminals can digitally record incoming railcar and tank truck data using handheld devices and the new software, making the solution faster, more cost-efficient and prevention of typical errors associated with manual data entry. A predefined checklist in order to guide employees step by step through the handling process is used by the application. This checklist prevents staff from forgetting steps, process safety is increased. In the same way as prescribed by hazardous materials legislation for the transportation of dangerous goods, the checklist also supports the visual inspection of vehicles and loading. So as to enable personnel to carry out targeted inspections of such areas, a history function in the application permits the entry of details such as earlier damage to a vehicle. ASIS 3D CalibeX- FIRST and ONLY in the World Developing innovative solutions and products that provide added value to the fuel industry with its R&D operations, ASIS continues to expand its product range. Offering complete filling station solutions for the fuel sector in the national and international markets since its incorporation, ASIS already expanded its product range with the 3D CalibeX ®. Developed as a result of the comprehensive R&D operations carried out over 3 years and setting back millions of Dollars, the 3D CalibeX® allows determination of all inner dimensions of fuel tanks in 3D using a special laser system. The calibration robot 3D CalibeX® is capable of creating all mathematical models of fuel tanks. Thus, the volume of the fuel contained in tanks can be accurately and clearly calculated. Fuel stations know the current total amount of fuel remaining in their underground tanks owing to this accuracy and speed. The system generates data conforming to the Inspection and Auditing Communiqué of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey. Preem & Tieto EXTEND THREE-YEAR PAYMENT PARTNERSHIP Finnish IT services company Tieto said it has extended its three-year partnership with Swedish Fuel Retail Network Preem to include e-invoicing services. This should save Preem SEK 1.1 million over a 25-month period. The extension means that Preem will now have the ability to send electronic invoices to clients and suppliers through their Internet bank, even if the receiver does not have its own e-invoicing service. 18 erpecnews is published by McLean Events, Conferences and Media Ltd.
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