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'On one project,' continues Praveen , 'we were flying a guy from India to Saudi and back again, with the project review data loaded onto a laptop. It was horribly time-consuming. Project review cycles had to be reduced!' Sidvin found the answer in AVEVA Global which, says Praveen, 'led to faster decision making - almost in real time.'Praveen also acknowledges that many of Sidvin's challenges arise from changes that are outside of its control. He cites late information from equipment suppliers, and changes to operational requirements and to the changing priorities of deliverables. Lack of project repeatability is also an issue; when clients change, the specifications and catalogues change, and local government conditions often require the addition of further specifications.Critical in coping with these changes is the choice of an effective technology. As Praveen puts it, 'AVEVA tools gave us the right platform and so we decided that we would use those tools to address the challenges that were facing us. AVEVA makes it possible to rapidly cope with changes.'Sidvin also has clear metrics which support its technology choice. According to Praveen, AVEVA Multi-Discipline Supports ('a fantastic tool') can reduce a project schedule by 25%, compared with those on which it is not used. Automatic drawing production delivers substantial additional savings, reducing drawing production time by up to 80%.Yet there is a complication in the apparent simplicity of this argument. Sidvin's customers are the EPCs and other engineering companies who are contracted to design and build large projects and hand them over to an operator. Sidvin's relationship with these engineering companies is therefore that of a subcontractor. Sidvin is paid according to the number of hours that it works on a project - so it would seem that it is better for it to spend more time on a project, not less. Compressing schedules, it would seem, is good news for the client but bad news for Sidvin.Praveen is candid in his response. 'You might think,' he says, 'that we are hurting ourselves by reducing the hours that we burn on a project. But what we have found is that the reduced schedules that we are able to achieve have enhanced our reputation as a provider which delivers quality, within budget and on time. This has really helped in getting more projects offered to us.'And here he touches on a crucial point - that quality is still at the heart of Sidvin's working practices and technology choices, regardless of economic pressures. If shortening schedules is critical, responding to economic pressures by 'cutting corners' is commercial suicide. During Praveen's recent presentation at the AVEVA World Summit in Beijing, he expressed this even more eloquently. 'Reduce time, improve efficiency,' he urged, 'but quality is a given. You cannot cut down on quality.''AVEVA tools gave us the right platform and so we decided that we would use those tools to address the challenges that were facing us. AVEVA makes it possible to rapidly cope with changes...' AVEVA PDMS model of an FPSO for a field offshore Brazil. Image courtesy of Sidvin Core-Tech (I) Pvt. Ltd.Visit www.sidvincoretech.com for more information.Praveen Pawadshettar, Manager - Operations at Sidvin. Photograph courtesy by Sidvin Core-Tech (I) Pvt. Ltd.AVEVA World Magazine 2011|Issue 135

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