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Schneider Electric to supply supply chain software to BP

January 21, 2016 -  BP and Schneider Electric Software signed a global agreement for Spiral Suite that includes planning and supply & distribution optimization modules.  Spiral’s expert development and support teams will work with BP to deploy the software across its global refinery portfolio. Deployment of this enhanced hydrocarbon supply chain optimization solution is a key milestone for BP’s fuels business in improving delivery of commercial performance.

Spiral Suite is a modern enterprise supply chain management solution for the hydrocarbon processing industry that eliminates inefficiencies experienced with existing point solutions. In-tool Analytics enable better decisions with cloud-based distributed calculation enabling rapid analysis of many more scenarios. Its modern, scalable, architecture enables collaboration across the enterprise.

Spiral Suite is built using the latest technologies which provides an efficient, flexible and familiar user experience.  The Spiral Plan and Spiral Network modules support all planning and product distribution work processes across large and small refineries.  All activities are supported within a single application, with a single user interface and a single source of data with version and data management control. Spiral Suite enables information to be shared easily between users, improving understanding and collaboration between traders, planners and analysts.

“We have a long-term collaboration with BP on enterprise crude knowledge management and this new agreement builds on the two companies’ long-standing relationship. Spiral Suite promises to enhance the refinery business environment, fully supporting all supply chain work processes and driving operational excellence through universal improvement. ” said Ravi Gopinath, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Schneider Electric Software. “Spiral Suite brings together enterprise crude knowledge management, planning, scheduling and envelope optimization activities in a single software application. The result is a unified solution that uses more accurate, up-to-date data to better explore new opportunities and shrinks the gap between planned and actual results.  Driving greater collaboration between diverse user groups across the enterprise, Spiral Suite enables smarter purchasing decisions, reduce operational risk and increase efficiency.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.  

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