High-end, integrated technologies

YILPORT is the fastest-growing international terminal operator in the world, and its equipment can handle the world’s largest container vessels. It manages 17 million TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units or 20-foot containers) in 12 different countries. In 2022, it broke its all-time container handling record by growing 9%, a feat which is projected to be repeated this year.

Clearly, operations of this magnitude can only function smoothly with the help of technology. The company’s linear processes have been built and improved with automation, easy communication tools based on EDI to exchange documents electronically, common platforms, and Web-based solutions and systems.

“Our operations are managed centrally and embrace automation and the data-centric nature of the new industrial revolution,” said Dericioglu, Business Systems Director of YILDIRIM Group. “Industry 4.0 principles are applied to all systems, remote monitoring through IoT, and our cloud infrastructure. Our assets are already digitalized for the smart ports in the future.”

To accelerate its journey to the intelligent enterprise and streamline its order-to-cash processes, YILPORT ran a pilot project at Gemport, one of its locations in Turkey, implementing the SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management solution with the help of SAP Specialist partner, Acuiti Labs.

“We are using an advanced cloud-native solution developed by Acuiti that allows the end customers of SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management and SAP Subscription Billing to buy and self-manage their subscriptions,” he explained. “This tool has a special accelerator for port management that makes it easy to view invoices, make payments, raise disputes, and manage the subscription lifecycles, streamlining the entire process.”

Long-lasting results

The pilot implementation had three goals. The first was to automate invoice generation and empower customers through a new, self-service portal. The second was to ensure data consistency across systems for accurate invoicing, reducing disputes and revenue leakage, and the final goal was to provide a holistic 360-degree view of the customer’s financial data.

At the close of the project, YILPORT boasted a fully operational end-to-end container line of business leveraging SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management’s best practices and a solution scalable enough to be rolled out to other ports in the region.

Thanks to the use of innovative technology, YILPORT is well on its way to achieve its vision to become one of the top 10 global port operators by 2030. But technology is just one part of the story. The company is investing in low-carbon and energy-efficient practices to meet regulatory compliance and standards and to reduce waste in the operational environment. It is developing new business models together with customers and partners to provide an even wider range of port service offerings, and it maintains a strong focus on safety and training to reduce work-related injuries.

Last but not least, YILPORT Holding takes a holistic approach to integrate sustainability within all aspects of its business. This approach is seen as essential to developing a robust business for the people, customers, environment and communities within the operating companies.

All these actions combined are what give this company its transformative power and pioneering character.

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