- Client requirements were diverse, so standardisation was difficult
- A variety of delivery platforms were used for engineering design
- Multiple applications posed the risk of inconsistency in deliverables
- High costs were being incurred in operating the applications
- Issues in application integrity affected company productivity
- There were many standalone design and operational data systems
- There was no common platform for joint venture execution
Experts from EDI Technologies invested 4-5 months for deeper assessment. We studied the clientâ€™s implementation methods, material management process, information/deliverable exchange approach, workflows and client-stakeholder interaction.
We advised our client to set up a project delivery application platform that can interface with the commercial software applications. This would facilitate data transfer across various project delivery platforms and create outputs as per client/project requirements. The platform would also ensure a standard system irrespective of the differences across projects, thereby ensuring a predictable execution model.
The client accepted our recommendation and decided to set up an engineering design and information management platform that would be purpose-built for the company. EDI was entrusted with the task of platform development with the requisite interfaces with SmartPlant, AVEVA and the clientâ€™s legacy systems. The platform developed by EDI Technologies integrates P&ID system, 3D modelling systems, instrumentation/electrical systems and material management system.
The platform simplified the work processes as well as the end user experience and provided a cost-effective solution for the client. The development architecture was futuristic as it provides scope for enhancements in line with the clientâ€™s growth and strategic initiatives in the future. The implementation was successfully completed within agreed timelines.
â€œThanks to EDI Technologies for transforming our work processes. Through their engagement and detailing of the problem areas, they led us to a solution that was right for us. The positive impacts are now seen across change management, work process management, information and knowledge management. The end user experience too has improved tremendously.â€