DFS bottomline

Dover Fueling Solutions has announced a new collaboration with Bottomline, a Dutch supplier of software, planning and transport services in the oil and gas sector, to offer a complete, end-to-end fuel management solution.

Bottomline’s fuel logistics software package and services enable customers to schedule, execute, administer, track and analyse the transportation of fuel from depot to fuel stations and end customers, helping to reduce logistical costs and strengthen the supply chain. DFS’s wet-stock 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 aims to save retailers 5-10% in costs through automated operations and result in increased visibility into the fuel supply chain and optimised transportation routes.

“As fuel prices have risen, the cost associated with fuel loss has never been higher,” said David Crouse, president at DFS. “This collaboration helps safeguard businesses by serving as the missing link to a fully optimised fuel management system. We’re excited to offer customers increased transparency into transport logistics and on-site 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 DFS’s 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, LNG and LPG. 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 (ERP) for invoicing; Tracking – provides real-time management of trip status and truck locations; and Information – measures and analyzes performance.

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