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Be the challenger in a rapidly changing disruptive market.
Margins are under pressure and competition is intensifying for engineering contractors industry. Large, long-term one-off projects need to be delivered on time and on budget, whilst this industry is dealing with skills shortage. Efficiently managing new projects by adopting data-driven, integrated processes and systems is key to become one of the winners in the future.
Rosenberg WorleyParsons Erling Lange, Vice President Markets and Business Development talks about delivering quality EPCI projects and working with IFS. Rosenberg WorleyParsons is one of the major contractors within the oil and gas market on the Norwegian shelf. Rosenberg WorleyParsons serves a variety of market segments such as modules, modifications and repairs of ships and platforms, sub-sea installations and fabrication of structural steel and piping.
For most oil and gas industry contractors, projects are the cornerstone of their business, and being able to manage projects of various sizes and complexity is often key to success. Given their impact across the value chain, project-based parameters should control and determine schedules for engineering, procurement, document delivery, job setting and fabrication. An efficient flow of information amongst the different disciplines must be ensured. IFS Applications can deliver project ERP (enterprise resource planning), engineering software solutions, materials management, and document management. In IFS Applications, the project itself is the engine, ensuring high-level visibility and transparency throughout your enterprise.
Integration of engineering and purchasing/fabrication with other disciplines is always beneficial, but absolutely essential for oil & gas industry contractors. IFS Applications includes a central repository for multi-discipline engineering data, shared throughout the enterprise, ensuring efficient and error-free data handovers from engineering to purchasing, fabrication to installation and—in the event of last-minute design changes—from engineering to installation.
Traditional enterprise, or ERP, systems don’t adequately address sales & sub-contract complexities, potentially exposing an EPCI Contractor to undue risk. With IFS Applications, unlike with the traditional approach using purchase orders, users are able to handle complex contracts and unstructured deliverables using progress and invoicing rules. For example, subcontracts track more than just items received into inventory, but rather document complex agreements that define services scope and subsequent performance management, culminating in the application for payment process.
In IFS Applications, costs and revenues are budgeted, tracked and compared—not only in general ledger but project-by-project. This ensures real-time follow-up and tracking of incurred and actual costs, with reliable forecasting, both detailed and overall, based on EV principles, including ETC, EAC and S-curve. Managers look at near real-time project data and future performance projections, rather than just being presented—after the fact—with budget, schedule and specification results. IFS Applications helps you manage the future, not just the past.
IFS Applications for EPCI Contractors is a flexible, component- based industry solution that can be deployed as a stand-alone solution; integrated with existing corporate enterprise systems; or as a comprehensive IFS Applications deployment.
The solution delivers unique project, engineering, procurement and fabrication support, including a comprehensive, multi-discipline Engineering Register, all within the same integrated standard system.
IFS Applications for EPCI Contractors includes functionality for contract and project management, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, engineering, materials management, document management, fabrication and service management, all integrated with financials and human resources.
IFS’ technology for collaborative solutions and data exchange expand business processes out into your extended network of subcontractors, partners and customers. The solution includes interfacing tools for computer-aided design (CAD) applications and standard integrations to planning systems such as Oracle Primavera® and Microsoft® Project®.
Discover the importance of ERP software and other technologies in the construction management industry with IFS. Critical for engineering, construction contracting and infrastructure. offsite/module, building information modeling (BIM) and other technologies.
Find out more about the challenges in the Engineering & Construction industry and how IFS can help to build the foundations for success in a disrupted construction market.