In the last issue, we reported on AVEVA's partnership with SAP, one of the world's largest enterprise software companies. The partnership centres on the compatibility between AVEVA NET and key SAP modules, making AVEVA NET a compelling Information Management solution for users of SAP technology. The partnership is now gaining a significantly higher profile, as AVEVA has been admitted to the SAP EcoHub, a community- powered website and storefront that makes it easier for current and potential customers to discover, evaluate and purchase partner solutions. Anyone can visit the EcoHub environment to access corporate and product information, but SAP strictly limits the companies displayed on the EcoHub through carefully controlled partnership and certification programmes. The SAP EcoHub integrates community input, user feedback, ratings and demos, collateral, case studies, contact information and more, and its online content can be updated at any time, in line with new developments and announcements. Dave Coppin, head of Global Business Development for AVEVA NET, explained further: ' SAP's EcoHub online solution marketplace really makes the search for information simpler and more productive. Thanks to SAP EcoHub, the benefits provided by our AVEVA NET information management solution, integrated with SAP solutions - benefits in cost, time, quality, validation and risk - are now easy for current and potential customers to research, and are clearly articulated.' And clear articulation is an absolute priority when you're dealing with a solution that delivers such diverse benefits. Sometimes, it's difficult to know where to start the explanation, but the EcoHub provides a compact selection of information and contact methods to demonstrate the listed solutions in the most effective light. Resources available for download from the SAP EcoHub site include an AVEVA NET summary, an informational white paper and customer success stories. Also provided are certification details for AVEVA NET, and the facility to request a live demo or contact from AVEVA. Visitors can search for solutions in many ways, including by industry or solution, key words, relevance or partner name. Solutions can be evaluated online based on feedback from other users, partners and business experts. EcoHub is linked into Partner Edge, a much wider SAP partner programme which provides many other tools and resources to enable partners to better serve the needs of current and potential customers. These include technical education, collaborative innovation programmes and so forth. But the best storefront in the world will attract only window- shoppers if the goods on display don't deliver measurable business benefits. The AVEVA NET/ SAP solution certainly does deliver these. As memorably expressed recently by Bill van Butzelaar, Engineering Information Management Project Manager at Australia's biggest oil & gas provider, Woodside Energy Ltd: ' The information management benefits delivered by our use of AVEVA NET and SAP solutions have saved us millions of dollars and significantly increased productivity. We believe that no other system could have achieved this degree of success.' EcoHub is where the world shops for SAP solutions. AVEVA is proud to be a part of this community. AVEVA NET in the SAP EcoHub: a worldwide storefront Find out more... AVEVA NET is listed on SAP EcoHub at: http:// ecohub. sdn. sap. com/ irj/ ecohub/ solutions/ AVEVANET An independent review, published by Deloitte, of the savings and productivity gains achieved by Woodside Energy's use of AVEVA NET and SAP solutions, is available from the AVEVA website at: http:// www. aveva. com/ media_ centre_ whitepapers. php Simon Fletcher Marketing Communications Manager, AVEVA NET ' The information management benefits delivered by our use of AVEVA NET and SAP solutions have saved us millions of dollars and significantly increased productivity. We believe that no other system could have achieved this degree of success...' AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 | Page 7 Some of the information about AVEVA shown on the SAP EcoHub. Note the links to case studies on the left, and the tabs offering more detailed information.
With corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, Mustang is a global Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management ( EPCM) company with more than two decades of experience. The company has built its reputation operating across a wide range of energy and non-energy process services including offshore and onshore production facilities, pipeline projects and process services for industrial facilities. Mustang's Project Information Management ( PIM) department supports the information management needs of five business units with more than 13 offices located around the world. Their position as a leader in the EPCM market means that Mustang faces demanding coordination, schedule and cost- reduction targets on a daily basis. These challenges drove Mustang to search for a comprehensive and flexible engineering information management solution to streamline the handover process. The challenge A proliferation of increasingly sophisticated engineering applications, globally distributed design centres, and compressed project timescales have all conspired to increase the complexity of the project execution process. In response, Mustang selected AVEVA NET to optimise the handover process within their own operations and to improve the quality of the service provided to their Owner Operator customers. Handover processes on complex projects are challenging, including documentation scattered across a range of hardcopy and digital formats. Even new electronic databases have introduced serious compatibility issues between EPC and client data. With AVEVA NET, Mustang was able to create a master tag and document register that could accept digital input from virtually any engineering application. AVEVA NET allows them to easily identify inconsistencies and gaps in information early in the project, when the cost of correction and the impact on schedules is small and can be quickly resolved. Mustang can now analyse and quantify the cascading effects that are set in motion by unplanned change, and they have implemented a continual improvement initiative to incorporate lessons learned across multiple projects. The AVEVA NET solution The AVEVA NET benefits gained by Mustang and its customers are compelling. Mustang can start the handover process almost at the beginning of the project and continue it throughout project execution. This delivers much greater value to Owner Operators through complete and consistent information, giving them a head start on operational readiness for major project commissioning. Mustang also realises cost savings and improved scheduling resulting from improved information quality and management. AVEVA NET provides more effective asset lifecycle management, for better evaluation and refinement of capital project proposals and execution, helping companies like Mustang provide additional customer value. Page 8| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 2 ARC reports on AVEVA NET deployment at Mustang ARC Advisory Group has released a new white paper that provides an insightful analysis of Mustang's recent AVEVA NET solution deployment. The independent ARC white paper outlines the business and technical challenges facing Mustang and summarises the benefits of the current solution. In addition, the report uses ARC's Asset Lifecycle Management ( ALM) framework to put the Mustang strategy into a broader engineering information management context. Steve Tongish Vice President Marketing, AVEVA