Worley and AVEVA to deliver cloud-based enterprise resource management solution for EPC market

Published: 25 August 2019 - 6:30 a.m.
By: Carla Sertin

Worley has selected AVEVA’s enterprise resource management solution as its preferred materials management platform. The partnership combines Worley’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) knowledge with AVEVA’s industrial software expertise to deliver a cloud-based enterprise resource management solution optimised for the EPC market.

Worley sought to help EPC firms streamline their materials management to deliver lower project costs while also creating process improvements, increased efficiency, ease-of-use and the ability to deliver in-house training.

“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," said Andrew Wood, CEO of Wood. "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 customised 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," he continued. "We believe the AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management solution marks a step forward for productivity, efficiency and effectiveness that will drive the EPC industry forward.”

The cloud-enabled solution from AVEVA and Worley will be optimised for the EPC market. By embedding Worley’s subject matter expertise in EPC supply chain management, major updates to the AVEVA enterprise resource management solution for EPCs include:

  • Project-specific functionality: Enabling EPCs to view and work on projects in AVEVA enterprise resource management as standalone entities
  • Updated catalogs and specifications module: Migration of Worley’s legacy corporate catalog and specifications to create a robust, easy-to-use model for EPCs
  • Training solution: Allowing EPCs to streamline internal training on the new solution

In April 2019, Worley and AVEVA kicked off the final stage of a four-phase program to develop the AVEVA enterprise resource management solution for EPCs. Phase one included design, while phase two incorporated the solution build, moving onto phase three integrations and catalog readiness, and now into phase four—project go-live and decommissioning of Worley’s legacy solution.

As part of the program, AVEVA enterprise resource management reduced training time across engineering, procurement and project controls by 23%. Participants noted the solution was easy to use, provided quality training materials and the right functionality for EPC projects.

“The construct of the co-managed project team exceeded all expectations," said Craig Hayman, AVEVA CEO. "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.”

The first official project roll-out for Worley on the AVEVA enterprise resource management solution for EPCs will begin this month. Worley will use AVEVA enterprise resource management and AVEVA Everything3D innovative plant project execution software in tandem, and the two companies have agreed to work to continually mature enterprise resource management for the EPC market.

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