Gazprom Neft and 1C will create an industry-specific multifunctional ERP-class enterprise resource management platform, using it in 50 oil companies – for 6 thousand users.
Sherpa – for oil companies
The oil company Gazprom Neft, which is part of Gazprom, and the 1C company have created a corporate template for the industry multifunctional ERP platform (Enterprise Resource Planning, enterprise resource management). The solution was named “Sherpa” – derived from the “ERP Template”.
Representatives of 1C told CNews that at the moment Sherpa already employs about 1,500 employees at 13 subsidiaries of Gazprom Neft. It is assumed that in the future the system will be replicated at 50 subsidiaries of the company, and then about 6 thousand people will become its users.
In general, the structure of Gazprom Neft includes over 70 oil producing, refining and marketing enterprises in Russia, as well as in the countries of the near and far abroad.
The company’s strategy in terms of using ERP is now aimed at automating and unifying business processes related to project management, strategic planning, logistics, electronic document management, and personnel management.
“The functionality of Sherpa is not limited to accounting functions, but allows to automate all components of the business,” Gazprom Neft assures.
As representatives of 1C noted in a conversation with CNews, the project under consideration was launched exactly three years ago. The parties announced the beginning of cooperation in this direction at the end of May 2018. True, then details about plans to develop exactly the ERP direction were not reported .
Alexei Yankevich , Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance of Gazprom Neft, is confident that this is the first time that such a large-scale ERP project based on a domestic platform is being implemented in the Russian oil industry. “I am convinced that the implementation will improve the efficiency of planning and management of financial processes and in the future create an industry platform solution.”
A representative of Gazprom Neft in a conversation with CNews said that now in the companies already covered by the project, as well as those to which the system is to be replicated, some local solutions of the ERP class are used. At the time of publication of this material, he could not specify the names of these decisions.
Sherpa will be used not only by Gazprom Neft
The prospects for the use of Sherpa by other organizations on the Russian market can already be judged by the declared nature of the forthcoming interaction between Gazprom Neft and Rostec. The IT company RT-inform, which is part of Rostec, and Gazpromneft – Digital Solutions, announced their intention to join forces in matters of import substitution of business applications that automate the main management processes – using the 1C platform.
“Within the framework of the partnership, RT-inform will be able to learn from Gazpromneft-CR the skills of introducing the corporate template 1C: ERP Sherpa and other ERP-class systems,” Rostec said in a statement.
In turn, the Rostec IT Competence Center will share with a partner solutions for digitizing key business processes using an automated financial and procurement management system (AS FZD) built on the 1C platform. Now more than 23 thousand users work in the system. The product was included in the register of domestic software under the Ministry of Digital Science.
A few facts about Gazprom Neft
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company. Its main activities: exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, production and marketing of oil products. In terms of oil production and refining, it is one of the three largest companies in Russia.
The geography of Gazprom Neft’s business covers 110 countries of the world. Its network of automatic filling stations has over 2 thousand facilities in Russia, the CIS countries and Europe. At the end of 2020, the company’s revenue amounted to 2 trillion rubles, net profit – 117.7 billion rubles. The largest shareholder of Gazprom Neft, with a stake of 95.68%, is the state-owned company Gazprom. The rest of the shares are in free float.