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Mobile Access to Terminal Information

Published 18 October 2012 | By Implico

Available in the AppStore now for iPhone and iPad: OpenTAS TFM.

The Implico Group has launched an app for its OpenTAS product range - OpenTAS TFM. Aimed at refineries and tank storage providers working with the OpenTAS terminal management and terminal automation system, the app has been available from the AppStore since the beginning of the month. TFM stands for Tank Farm Management. The app provides users from management, sales and operations with real-time information about inventory levels and movements at their own depots.

OpenTAS TFM provides OpenTAS users with instant access to information about their tank farms via their iPhone or iPad. They can check inventory levels, for example, or obtain details of specific inward and outward movements for all four modes of transport - tank truck, railroad tank car, ship and pipeline - and for all customers who have products in storage. App users can see at a glance the inventory levels by customer of every product in each of the tank farm's tanks.

The current version of OpenTAS TFM is available free of charge. It has been designed to demonstrate to potential customers the benefits of having mobile access to OpenTAS and therefore contains fictitious customer data for demonstration purposes only. The app uses a web service to connect to an OpenTAS system at Implico in Hamburg where the demo data is held. Subsequent access to actual terminal data can be configured to take into account specific customer requirements, such as a display that complies with corporate design guidelines, for example. If required, users can also use the app to obtain other data from the OpenTAS system, including information on tank truck drivers.