C&I Engineering is an engineering, procurement and construction management firm offering a wide range of services for refineries, chemical plants, utility facilities and more. C&I is recognised in the industry for delivering exceptional results on mid-cap projects of $1-40 million.
However, as the organisation grew, so did its need for a system that could handle the way it managed projects. C&I Engineering needed something that was equipped to manage the complex projects of this day and age, and was expandable into the future as it continued to grow. That’s where EcoSys came in. C&I Engineering decided EcoSys was the best platform for leveraging all its existing software, plus a myriad of spreadsheets into one, creating a centralised data set that would establish a “single source of truth” for the business.
Here are five key ways that C&I adds value to projects using EcoSys Enterprise Project Performance (EPP) software:
1) Optimising resources
One of C&I’s goals is to “work intelligently”. This means consultants need to be doing the right thing at the right time. Integrating its EPP and ERP systems creates an integrated solution for managing resources. Resource management capabilities within the EPP helps ensure consultants can work with multiple customers at a time, maximizing value-add.
2) Leveraging quick insights
Having a single source of truth for all project data provides accurate and up-to-date project information that can be analysed by any dimension or level of granularity. Robust dashboards and reports are delivered in real time to decision makers.
3) Increasing predictability
Utilising KPIs available in the EPP allows C&I to track the predictability of projects and project teams, helping create a culture of accountability and transparency. A more open and collaborative culture, combined with the ability to consistently analyse project data and trends, means forecasts are not only more accurate, but they are delivered earlier in the project. This enables management to take corrective action while it can still have an impact on project success.
4) Capturing knowledge
Like most companies in engineering and construction, C&I is dealing with an aging (and retiring) workforce. For them, this included even the founders of the company. An EPP system allows C&I to capture the internal best practices and standardise them across all projects before they walk out the door. Additionally, the user-friendly interface of the of the EPP increases user adoption and shortens the learning curve, meaning new hires can get up to speed quickly.
5) Streamlining work processes
Breaking down silos of information that existed between different departments, disciplines, projects, people and tools dramatically increases efficiency. Incorporating more business process into the EPP allows C&I to consolidate systems, boost collaboration and reduce time spent on manual, low-value activities.
Many companies like C&I Engineering are facing the challenges that come with increasingly larger and more complex projects. Businesses that try to cope with these growing complexities without the support of modern technology will undoubtedly suffer. Integrating an EPP platform that will provide you with the built-in analytics (reports, charts, graphs, and dashboards) based on real-time, structured data is the only way to take control of your projects and improve performance.
To learn more about how EcoSys Enterprise Project Performance software maximises value for C&I Engineering, download the full case study here.
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