Gazprom Neft and software developer 1C have agreed to jointly develop business-process automation solutions based around the Russian 1C platform, under a Memorandum signed at the 2021 St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The signatories to the document were Alexei Yankevich (Deputy CEO for Economics and Finance, Gazprom Neft) and Boris Nuraliev (CEO, 1C).
The purpose of the partnership between Gazprom Neft and 1C is to create a Russian industry-wide multi-functional ERP-class resource-management platform for Gazprom Neft subsidiaries. The company’s ERP strategy is aimed at automating and unifying business processes relating to project management, strategic planning, logistics, electronic document management, and personnel management. To address these problems a cross-functional team has developed a corporate template on the 1C platform (named “Sherpa”, short for ERP-“shablon” (template)). One thousand five hundred users across 13 Gazprom Neft Group enterprises are now using this template. It is planned to roll-out the system across 50 company subsidiaries in due course.
“This is the first time in Russia’s oil industry that such a major ERP project — and one so wide-ranging in its functionality — has been implemented on a modern, Russian-developed platform. Gazprom Neft is always working to improve the flexibility and financial sustainability of its business, which is why we are focussed on putting in place cohesive solutions for group enterprises. I am confident that deploying 1C-based ERP systems will allow us to improve efficiency in planning and managing financial processes, and in developing an industry-wide platform solution, going forward.”Alexey Yankevich Deputy CEO for Economics and Finance, Gazprom Neft
“We appreciate our Gazprom Neft colleagues’ readiness to collaborate, and anticipate that joint development of the industry-wide 1C:ERP Sherpa corporate template will make it possible to develop a multifunctional solution for vertically integrated oil companies, meeting the latest requirements. We are ready to put 1C’s experience to use in developing commercial ERP systems for major organisational structures.”Boris Nuraliev CEO, 1C
Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products. In terms of production and refining volumes it stands among the top three largest companies in Russia. Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure encompasses more than 70 exploration and production, refining, and retailing enterprises throughout Russia, the CIS and worldwide. The company operates across 110 countries, worldwide. Gazprom Neft’s filling station network currently totals more than 2,000 outlets throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe. Gazprom Neft is one of the Russian oil industry’s leading companies in terms of efficiency. Company revenues in 2020 were ₽2 trillion, adjusted EBITDA ₽485 billion, and net profit ₽117.7 billion. Gazprom Neft’s largest shareholder is Gazprom PJSC, which holds a 95.68 % interest. The company’s remaining shares are floated on the world’s leading international stock markets.
1C specialises in the development, distribution, publication and support of computer programmes. 1C works with its users through an extensive partner network, with more than 10,000 partners across 25 countries (including more than 7,000 1C-certified 1C:Franchisees) providing comprehensive services in enterprise automation.
The 1C:ERP Sherpa template is a multi-functional industry-wide platform for unifying and automating companies’ business processes, based on the Russian-developed 1C platform. The Sherpa system’s functionality is not limited to reporting functions, but allows all aspects of a business to be automated.