The concept and the challenge
Moving a 40-year-old building & civil construction giant into a paperless future
With a long and prestigious history in the oil and gas industry behind them, Decmil had a huge challenge for Insight: reinvent their business processes from the ground up. The central vision imagined a paperless future, which was dramatically streamlined and mobile across Decmil’s sites in many remote areas.
Insight worked with Decmil to help pioneer a number of transformational projects using the Microsoft platform to address problems of excessive paper use, courier charges, a geographically-dispersed workforce and compliance requirements.
A solution for every problem
Decmil’s first priority was to improve the 100% paper-based project controls. Insight helped them to develop a desktop app called Site Diary, for recording a job’s progress against budget and supervisor notes. Paul Premerl, Project Manager of the QGC Well Site at Decmil, was an instant convert to the new system. “Since the crew got tablets, productivity has increased because paperwork is submitted electronically,” he explains. “For example, I get materials information up to 24 hours quicker than before. This puts all of us in a far better position and places us at the forefront of innovation and transparency to which the client strives for.”
Next, Insight develop a bespoke Maps & Rules app for Decmil’s work with QGC. Maps & Rules was designed to significantly reduce the risk of Decmil’s employees breeching sensitive land access rules, which was a major leap forward in productivity.