Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Trans-Northern Pipelines selects IFS Applications for enterprise asset management (EAM)
IFS Applications has been selected by Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (TNPI) as its enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
TNPI of Richmond Hill, Ontario delivers refined petroleum products to major cities and airports in Canada. TNPI operates two pipelines in Canada -- in southern Ontario and western Quebec, and between Edmonton and Calgary. IFS Applications modules that will be implemented include: IFS Financials, IFS Maintenance, IFS Document Management, IFS Project Management, IFS Human Resources, IFS Time & Attendance Management and IFS Business Intelligence.
By implementing IFS Applications, TNPI will integrate preventative maintenance records, asset data, equipment histories, and other pipeline data critical to the successful and safe management of TNPI and sister company Alberta Products Pipe Line LTD (APPL). This in turn will provide greater ability to maximize productivity of assets, ensure safe pipeline operation and enable effective work and maintenance execution management.
IFS will leverage its strong knowledge of the oil and gas sector and best-in-class EAM functionality, together with longtime partner ESRI, to offer a fully integrated solution. This will allow TNPI to manage an extensive set of linear pipeline assets.
“IFS Applications will enable us to become more sophisticated, centralized and consistent in how we manage our assets and our operation,” TNPI President and CEO John Ferris said. “This project is part of our efforts to continually improve our asset management practices to reduce risk, enhance the business and better serve our shareholders and the communities we serve.”
“IFS Applications is the choice of more and more companies in the energy sector,” IFS North America Director for Energy and Asset Management Patrick Zirnhelt said. “Our longstanding commitment to the industry, our best-in-class EAM functionality and our deeply embedded project management functionality all make us very attractive to companies like TNPI. These are the reasons we are becoming more dominant in this space, and how we came to be the number one EAM software vendor in the oil and gas industry according to ARC Advisory Group.”
Suppliers to the upstream Oil & Gas industry is one of IFS’s core markets. IFS offers flexible, component-based business solutions that manage the entire lifecycle of contracts, projects, assets and services. IFS Applications includes functionality for contract and project management, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, engineering, material management, fabrication, document management, service and asset management, all integrated with financials and human resources. Customers include Grenland Group, Babcock Engineering Services, Heerema Fabrication Group, Seadrill, Yantai Raffles, Archer, Apply Sørco, APL, Hertel, Bergen Group Rosenberg, Technip, BWO, Semco Maritime, Reinertsen, STX Europe, PGS, Wellstream and Hamworthy Gas Systems.
Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc (TNPI) has been in operation since 1952 and transports refined petroleum products from refineries to distribution terminals throughout Southern Ontario and Quebec. TNPI operates the longest and largest refined petroleum products pipeline system in eastern Canada and is federally regulated by the National Energy Board.
Alberta Products Pipe Line Ltd (APPL) has been in operation since 1971 and transports refined petroleum products from Edmonton area refineries to Calgary. APPL is regulated by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board.
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.
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