Connected Field Work
Day-to-day workflows to manage critical, operational activities are largely still manual - handled with paper, spreadsheets, and person-to-person communication – methods that are long-trusted and accepted, but slow down efficiency, control, and response times. As a result, many factors in the field are at risk, including opex, quality control, field compliance, and HSE.
The Connected Field Work (CFW) solution is a cloud-native offering that provides a centralized, web and mobile-based platform to unify core, operational resources into a single, digital workflow. As a cloud-based solution, CFW can easily scale across multiple operational workflows to fit business needs.
Connected Field Work provides real-time visibility into field-critical activities to improve how personnel track, monitor, and collaborate on operational processes, so job tasks can be completed accurately, efficiently, and safely.
- Work permit and document management
- Field inspections and quality control
- Inventory tracking
- Project tracking
- Maintenance planning, scheduling, execution
- Field safety and risk reporting
Field services management
Monitor, track, and collaborate on critical field activities
Unify core, operational resources into a
single, digital workflow
Benefits and Values
- Opex control
- Workforce productivity
- Operational compliance
- HSE risk management
Shell with Cumulus Digital Systems
Construction of the Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Project has beenunderway since 2016. In March 2020, Shell immediately suspended sitework to slow the spread of COVID-19, while progressing approximately 7,000 bolted connections leading up to the temporary shutdown.
Shell had previously adopted Cumulus Digital Systems’ Smart Torque System (STS), running on AWS cloud infrastructure, to manage 100k+flanged piping connections. Construction bolt data is digitally saved inreal-time on tablets and uploaded to cloud-hosted database for aggregation and analysis.
- 4,500+ connections remotely reviewed, inspected, and signed-off during site shutdown
- Preservation of all bolted connection documentation for efficient restart
- 60% reduction in quality control resources utilized for connection verification and start-up
- 0 reported leaks on start-up
Royal Vopak with OutSystems
Royal Vopak was replacing its legacy JD Edwards ERP systemand looking for a new terminal management system for improved enhancements and to drive customer-focused innovation. Vopak’s competitive advantage comes from adapting quickly to customer requirements, so the company was looking for an agile approach to serve the market.
Vopak adopted OutSystems as an application platform to custom-build its terminal management system (TMS). TMS started in 2016 and has since scaled to go-live at 28 terminals worldwide, as of late 2021. TMS manages customer agreements/contracts, stock movement orders, and order execution of 750+ products.
- 4X agility increase vs. historical ERP change management
- 50% less time for terminal workers to complete compliance-related field tasks
- Improved customer experience with real-time tank information access via portal
- Elimination of paper-based procedures with mobile device enablement
How to get started
Step 1 »
- Security Reviews
- Data Source Strategy
- Process Flow Discovery
- Device Requirements
- Refine Solution Plan
Step 2 »
- Workflow Design
- Deploy Platform or Software Environment
- Build Application and Iterative Testing
Step 3 »
- Live Deployment
- Final Testing
- Training Support
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