This choice was based on the versatility of PRIMAVERA’s ERP, responding to Galp Energy’s specific business needs and to the existing legal and fiscal obligations of each country, as well as the competence and experience that characterizes PRIMAVERA’s Consulting Team in the development and implementation of Galp’s IT Projects.
According to Victor Fonseca, responsible for IT at Galp Energy Mozambique (the first Country where the company adopted PRIMAVERA’s management solutions), “PRIMAVERA ERP’s capacity to automatically and integratingly manage the financial information required by the group and the system’s tailored developments for each market justified our selection of this technological partner in the African markets by 100%”.
Galp Energy’s whole international expansion project has been closely followed by PRIMAVERA Consulting. The team is responsible for the consistency of some of the transversal processes that are common within the multinational’s companies, as well as the adjustment of the information system to the diverse business areas and the cultural, legal and fiscal reality of the African Countries in which Galp is present.
Jorge Marques, responsible for PRIMAVERA’s African Markets, added that “PRIMAVERA’s profound knowledge of the legal and fiscal parameters of the African markets revealed to be an important factor in Galp Energy’s internationalization process. This know-how, along with PRIMAVERA Software’s capacity to adapt to the specific rules of each business, allowed us to efficiently respond to the necessities of Galp Energy’s projects in Africa.
Tailored automatisms control Galp’s B2B and B2C business logistics processes
Due to the development of tailored automatisms, PRIMAVERA’s ERP, besides being responsible for Galp’s financial, administrative and human resources management, also controls the very specific logistic processes of Galp’s B2B and B2C fuel retail and distribution in Africa.
“The significant reduction of time spent in processing business data and the greater reliability of information obtained for management analysis and decision making, were some of the great competitive advantages brought to our business”, claims Victor Fonseca, responsible for IT at Galp Energy Moçambique.
According to the “Business Management Applications Market report in Mozambique, Angola and Cape Verde”, completed by the market analyst IDC and based on the SME segment, PRIMAVERA’s Business Management Software has the greatest volume of customers in Mozambique, with a 30% market share against a 8.5% market share of its’ closest competitors. In the Mozambique market, where 68.8% of companies already use Enterprise Resource Planning Software, “functionality” is the criteria that counts the most (20, 5%) when purchase is concerned.