Dover Launches Fuel Management System

Partnership with Bottomline brings new capabilities
convenience store back office software
Photograph courtesy of Dover Fueling Solutions

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) is collaborating with Bottomline, a Dutch supplier of software, planning and transport services, to offer a fuel management system.

Bottomline’s fuel logistics software package and services enable customers to schedule, execute, administer, track and analyze the transportation of fuel from depot to fuel stations and end customers, helping to reduce logistical costs and strengthen the supply chain. DFS’s wetstock management services collect data to measure and monitor fuel tanks, offering protection against instances of loss by rapidly identifying the source and providing real-time analysis. Together, DFS and Bottomline will offer customers one aggregated fuel management solution that can save retailers 5% to 10% in costs through automated operations and result in increased visibility into the fuel supply chain and optimized transportation routes.

“As fuel prices have risen, the cost associated with fuel loss has never been higher,” said David Crouse, president of DFS. “This collaboration helps safeguard businesses by serving as the missing link to a fully optimized fuel management system. We’re excited to offer customers increased transparency into transport logistics and onsite monitoring and provide them with the tools they need to measure performance, identify gaps and automate processes.”

“This partnership is an ideal collaboration for Bottomline,” said Léon van Rijswijk, CEO of Bottomline. “We’ve been looking to expand our business offering on a global scale and were drawn to Dover Fueling Solutions’ forward-thinking vision of taking fuel and convenience retail to the next level. Together we can ensure fuel is transported safely and efficiently—from when it leaves the depot to when it’s pumped into the customer’s car.”

Bottomline was founded in 1998 and facilitates safe, efficient and timely replenishment of fuel tanks that store products such as gasoline, diesel, propane and more. The Bottomline software suite operates via a five-part application:

  • Scheduling—Forecasts fuel orders and automatically schedules onto available trucks.
  • Execution—Showcases approved and scheduled trips on truck drivers’ handheld devices.
  • Confirmation—Reviews delivered fuel loads and forwards data to Enterprise Resource Planning for invoicing.
  • Tracking—Provides real-time management of trip status and truck locations.
  • Information—Measures and analyzes performance.

The Bottomline software suite is now available to DFS customers via the company’s web portal interface.

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. The company delivers equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy and Fueling, Imaging and Identification, Pumps and Process Solutions and Climate and Sustainability Technologies. Dover has headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill.

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