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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INVOLVED A LOT OF SPREADSHEETS , REWORKING WAS EXCESSIVE , ERROR CORRECTION WAS FREQUENT .
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System integration generates more operational efficiency for Grupo Magnolia

Communication between the management of gas stations and convenience stores with ERP CIGAM is carried out by the Low Code Magic xpi Integration Platform .

Grupo Magnolia has deployed ERP CIGAM to increase its operational efficiency and eliminate manual data collection from a POS system supplied by XPERT and installed in more than 120 gas stations and 18 convenience stores belonging to the chain .

The process also involves capturing the Fuel Movement Book ( LMC in Portuguese ), a mandatory daily document used to record the entry and exit of fuel .
If the purpose of CIGAM was to help the company better handle a large volume of information about the daily movement of stores , in an organized way , integration with the POS proved to be necessary since both systems do not have native communication with each other to perform data exchange .
The tool chosen for this task was Magic xpi by Magic Software .
Business management involved a lot of spreadsheets , reworking was excessive , error correction was frequent and the submission of tax obligations required rectification .
Another challenge was the monthly invoicing for individual and corporate customers – a common practice at gas stations – with delays negatively affecting the company ’ s cash flow .
Fernando Fidelis , IT Coordinator , said : “ We chose Magic xpi not only for its qualities

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INVOLVED A LOT OF SPREADSHEETS , REWORKING WAS EXCESSIVE , ERROR CORRECTION WAS FREQUENT .

compared to other solutions analyzed in the purchase process but also because we felt confidence in the Magic Software team in dealing with the scope of the project and the established deadlines .
“ The integration took place when the company needed it and the first results started to appear immediately with perfect communication between the systems in real time . Accounting is also up to date , as there are no more delays in consolidating accounts with tax obligations .”
With this integration , Grupo Magnolia centralized the management of gas stations and increased the quality of decision-making .
“ Our board felt a lot of confidence in the results . Real-time data collection improves cash flow and increases the company ’ s profitability ,” concluded Fidelis .
Grupo Magnolia operates in the fuel and transportation of oil derivatives and the resale of tires and cooking gas markets . p
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