Pesapal, a leading African fintech company, has launched a new Forecourt Management Solution for petrol stations in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. It is the first solution developed specifically for the African market. It aims to drive the automation of fuel and retail management processes for petrol station operators.
The solution seamlessly connects distribution points and digital payments, and it is backed up with tools that reduce costs and pilfering while improving the customer experience. With this solution, petrol station owners can remotely monitor and control LPG and fuel dispensers, automate communication with tank gauges, price displays, and payment systems, and access a back-end reporting tool.
Agosta Liko, CEO of Pesapal, stated that the new Forecourt Management Solution is designed to meet the evolving needs of independent petrol station operators and large forecourt networks. He explained that these businesses are now incorporating new services and products, such as convenience offerings, alternative fuels, and battery charging, which can make the industry more challenging and complex. Through automation and digitization, Liko stated that Pesapal’s solution would assist these businesses in focusing on expanding their operations.
Pesapal’s solution also includes other advanced features such as centralized price changes, RFID-based attendant tagging, automatic indenting of products, and posting of outlet data to head office systems. It allows petrol station owners to understand better their operations, customers, payments, sales, and inventory, which helps them make more informed decisions.
As a Technical Associate of the International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF), Pesapal is committed to advancing technology standards within the automotive fuel and energy retail industry. Through its association with IFSF, Pesapal can connect with African forecourt operators to implement additional automation and adhere to evolving global standards.
As the world takes steps to decrease carbon emissions, our cities and communities are becoming more dynamic, with a variety of transportation options, fuel choices, and new financing and subscription options becoming available. Forecourts, as the point of access for these products and services, are at the forefront of this change and will have to adapt to multiple new elements and suppliers, according to Liko.
Pesapal’s Forecourt Management Solution is a game-changer for petrol station operators in Africa. It allows them to automate and digitize their operations, and provides them with the tools and information they need to grow their businesses. With the support of IFSF, this solution is well-positioned to drive further automation and meet changing global standards, making it a must-have for any petrol station operator in Africa.