Engineering and Industrial Software company AVEVA announced, on 26 August 2019, a partnership with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company Worley. Worley will use AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform.
The company will combine its Engineering, Procurement and Construction expertise with AVEVA’s industrial software knowledge to deliver the “first” cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution optimized for the EPC market.
According to a press release from AVEVA, a number of EPCs are challenged with reducing the costs of projects while trying to keep up with the changing trends in the IT environment. EPC projects operate as mini-enterprises which makes hosting and configuring enterprise projects costly, restrictive and unsustainable. Global EPCs have to transition from on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based enterprise resource management in order to remain competitive. Worley aimed to help its customers streamline their materials management in order to solve some of these challenges while also implementing a number of improvements and changes. Worley and AVEVA entered a partnership to become the industry’s “first” cloud-based enterprise resource management platform after Worley reviewed AVEVA’s solution.
“The EPC market is undergoing a period of change and our customers are looking to us to help them find solutions in this new world. The advances in technology and digital disruption have provided us with an opportunity to rethink our approach to materials management. We needed to deliver an efficient, cloud-based solution customized for the nuances of our market. With AVEVA, we saw a commitment to developing this solution together to create something best-in-class for engineering. We believe the AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution marks a step forward for productivity, efficiency and effectiveness that will drive the EPC industry forward,” said Andrew Wood, CEO of Worley.
AVEVA and Worley’s cloud-based solution is said to be the first of its kind and will be fully optimized for the EPC market. As a result of Worley’s expertise and knowledge in EPC supply chain management being added to AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution, new solutions for the challenges EPCs are currently facing include:
- Project-specific functionality: Enabling EPCs to view and work on projects in AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management as stand-alone entities
- Updated catalogues and specifications module: Migration of Worley’s legacy corporate catalogue and specifications to create a robust, easy-to-use model for EPCs
- Training solution: Allowing EPCs to streamline internal training on the new solution
Worley and AVEVA began the final stage of a 4-phase programme in April 2019 to develop the AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution for EPCs. Phase 1 included design, phase 2 incorporated the solution build, phase 3 included integrations and catalogue readiness, and stage 4 will see the project going live and the decommissioning of Worley’s legacy solution. The AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution, as part of this programme, is said to reduce training time across engineering, procurement and project controls by 23%. Participants of the programme noted that the solution was easy to use and that it provided quality training materials as well as the right functionality for EPC projects.
“The construct of the co-managed project team exceeded all expectations. We set up stringent delivery benchmarks and executed the project in phases to ensure alignment between the teams remained in place. A transparent and open working relationship with a keen focus on the success of the initiative played a crucial role in adjusting to all project challenges, and this solution is something we are proud to have delivered together,” said Craig Hayman, CEO of AVEVA.
The first official project roll-out for Worley on the AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution for EPCs will begin in August 2019. Worley will use AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management and AVEVA Everything3D innovative plant projection execution software together. The two companies have agreed to work to continually grow and mature enterprise resource management for the EPC market.
Edited by Kojo Essah
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