August 20th, 2019
C&I Engineering is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, and construction management firm offering a wide range of services for refineries, chemical plants, utility facilities, and more. C&I is recognized in the industry for delivering exceptional results on mid-cap projects of $1-40 million. Here are 5 key ways that C&I adds value to projects using EcoSys Enterprise Project Performance (EPP) software:
1) Optimizing 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 analyzed by any dimension or level of granularity. Robust dashboards and reports are delivered in real-time to decision makers.
3) Increasing Predictability
Utilizing 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 analyze 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 standardize 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 siloes 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.
Want to learn more about how EcoSys Enterprise Project Performance software maximizes value by helping C&I’s employees efficiently allocate their time to projects? Read the full case study.