SAP Industry Innovation Awards

The SAP Industry Innovation Awards honor organizations that are intentionally using technology to transform their businesses, employees, and communities. After collecting public nominations, a panel of industry experts reviewed each submission, and then the winners were announced and recognized at the 2019 ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Oil and Gas conference. Do you have an innovative story that deserves recognition? Submit your nomination for a chance to be featured in 2020.

2019 Winners

The Purpose-Driven Award:
Love’s Travel Stops


With an ever-increasing amount of data being made available, keeping track of turnarounds and understanding their impact on supply is becoming more and more difficult. In addition, real-time, human-provided information such as IM and tweets only serves to further cloud the picture. In order to solve this, Love’s Travel Stops integrated data from both Genscape and Internet Routing Registry (IRR) in real time, along with human intelligence, in an easy-to-use form factor, which adjusts to the device the user was on. This allowed traders to quickly see upcoming outages along with their impact on supply. In addition, they can see outages that have ended prior to their start date or have gone on longer than their planned date. With this success in place, Love’s Travel Stops has earned the Purpose-Driven Award for its solution.

Excellence in Operations Award:
Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd

Cairn Oil & Gas’ vision was to enhance their country’s production from existing 25% to 50% and also reduce its operating costs, they realized that AI, machine learning, and optimization technologies could play a significant role in various streams of its operational processes. One such optimization problem was managing rig schedules for carrying out well workovers to increase the production. The team was able to identify and solve a number of business processes, enhance resource efficiency (including the organization’s rigs), and improved and optimized scheduling frequency. In acknowledgement of these successes, Cairn Oil & Gas earned the Excellence in Operations Award.

Pioneer of the Year Award:


Chevron is on a digital transformation journey that includes ERP transformation, enterprise asset management, procurement, HR, and finance. Chevron is approaching the move to cloud by incorporating leading cloud platforms and aligning the business for transitioning from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA while incorporating a new agile approach to ERP projects. Chevron’s goal is to accelerate platforms and digital infrastructure to enable scalability in all areas of the business to: foster agility and innovation, enhance decision-making by leveraging real-time data and simplify business processes. Because of this, the company has been awarded the Pioneer of the Year Award for forward thinking on its digital transformation journey.

Submit Your Nomination

Do you have an innovative story that deserves recognition? Submit your game-changing business process, use case study, or technology implementation for a chance to be honored or to recognize your industry peers.