Managing the Project Lifecycle to Stay on Track

Managing the Project Lifecycle to Stay on Track 2017-12-21T09:01:23+00:00

Project Description

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Overview

When this multi-billion-dollar project began, all project management systems were based on Excel spreadsheets. The issue with this was that each contractor had a spreadsheet for their part of one of the three major projects and they were all disconnected from each other.

The lack of integration and centralisation of their data meant that visibility of the project overall and reporting on its progress was a major time-consuming challenge with regular inaccuracies and “hit and miss” forecasting.

There was no common process as to how they were managing their seven major contractors, which meant that there was also no easy way of controlling their associated costs. Consequently, managing the project’s cash flow and keeping a cap on its overall budget was an extraordinarily complex task.

Knowing the project would only increase in complexity, the client needed one system in place, one single point of truth, to help them streamline processes; store and access critical information in a centralised manner; and manage the scheduling and costs of the entire project.

Project Details

PROJECT VALUE

$12 Billion

INDUSTRY

Infrastructure

APPLICATION

Oracle Primavera Unifier

SOLUTION

PrescienceAdvantage® Technology Services

The Solution

Given the complexity, coordination and precision required on a project of this scale, Prescience recommended a tailored solution, based on the Oracle Primavera Unifier framework to be integrated with Oracle Primavera P6.

“Primavera Unifier was chosen because it allows us to share data fluidly between our two offices and the managers on site using mobile devices, improve reporting and workflow and drive efficiency across our business processes, all of which are critical in managing complex construction projects like ours,” explained the former Principal Program Manager.

This was not only Oracle’s largest Primavera cloud deal outside the US at the time, but it was also the first Oracle cloud-based solution implemented in Australia. It was also essential to meet the regulatory requirement of having all the data housed in Australia. Oracle therefore needed to establish a suitable cloud environment within Australia before the build phase could begin.

“The integrated Primavera Unifier system has enabled us to have increased confidence with our SAP financial system, which has helped to significantly reduce the time required for financial reconciliation, as well as making huge improvements to the reporting cycle.”

Principal Program Manager