New Oil and Gas Contract for Absoft Limited

Scottish business software specialist Absoft Limited has enhanced its standing as the UK’s foremost provider of SAP support services to the oil and gas industry by securing a six-figure deal with Centrica plc’s gas production business, Centrica Energy (Hydrocarbon Resources Limited).

One of the largest and longest-established independent SAP consultancies in the UK, Absoft is a specialist supplier of the leading business software package designed to help companies enhance their corporate performance.

The five year contract, worth approximately £120,000, will see Absoft provide full functional and technical support to Centrica Energy’s SAP system for its Morecambe Bay gas fields, which has 275 users. The software is used to run its business-critical financial, logistical and plant maintenance functions. Absoft is providing a flexible support service with 24/7 technical support from its Aberdeen-based SAP support centre.

Absoft managing director Ian Mechie said: “A growing number of companies, including operators and businesses across the energy sector, are recognising the benefits of SAP software. Absoft has an unrivalled combination of oil and gas business understanding and SAP expertise which puts us in a prime position to service companies across the spectrum, whatever their individual needs.

“Rather than just being a service provider, we look forward to working with HRL as a fully flexible support partner able to deliver added value through our wide range of available services.”

Andy Williams, business solutions manager at Centrica Energy, said: “Absoft were selected as our SAP partner primarily as a result of their oil and gas industry focus and their capability in relevant modules. Having gone through a robust competitive tendering process, Absoft demonstrated the closest match on our requirements, offering a flexible, proactive approach towards helping us derive greater value from our SAP system.

“We feel the contract reflects a true partnership approach, featuring a broad range of services, reflecting clear alignment to our company values.”

Absoft has invested significantly in its own SAP-based products including a human capital management solution – Advantage HCM for Oil and Gas – to address the specific people-related challenges currently facing the upstream oil and gas industry firms. The software incorporates tools for talent pool and competency management, resource logistics management and workforce utilisation.

The company also offers a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the downstream oil and gas sector, including secondary distribution management and terminal automation.