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About Expedien

Expedien's Data Strategy Services Unlock the Business Value in Your Data

  • We focus exclusively on Business Intelligence(BI), Big Data(BD) Analytics and Enterprise Data Management (EDM) services.
  • Our Business Value(BV) methodologies BV-EDM™, BV-BI™ and BV-BD™ methodologies align your data strategy with your business goals.
  • Our approach is business centric, tool agnostic and business process oriented.

Data and SAP Applications Integration Solution for Business Process Streamlining of a Large Oil & Gas Company

  • The Client is one of the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the world, with more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of proved reserves. The client needed integration between upstream and downstream project systems and the SAP ERP system. The company also needed automation across business processes in order to minimize the need to reconcile across multiple systems. Expedien assisted the client in standardizing the business rules and developing SAP integrated applications utilizing SAP Data Services, Dynpro through a Netweaver client as the user interface, SAP XI and ABAP RFCs.

  • Key Challenges

    • Increased integration needed between upstream and downstream project systems and the SAP ERP system.
    • Decrease manual intervention on both initial data entry and management of integration points.
    • Increase data accuracy and enhance the ability to audit data by decreasing manual intervention in integration touch points.
    • Increase level of automation across business processes in order to minimize need to reconcile across multiple systems.

    Implementation Highlights

    1. Projects Control Systems Integration

    • Standardized business rules utilizing SAP Data Services to communicate between SAP and feeder systems and Dynpro through Netweaver client as the user interface. Backend integration and development in SAP XI, ABAP RFCs that worked on SAP Custom tables.

    2. Projects Approval Automation

    • An interactive U/I guiding the end user step by step through requests and establishment of approval based on a hierarchical approval process with SAP based monetary approval levels.
    • Integration with email and blackberry for mobile Approvals and workflow processing.
    • Integration with Documentum as a project deliverable repository.

    Benefits

    1. Projects Control Systems Integration

    • The process is Audit certified and FASBI guidelines compliant.
    • End-users never log on to SAP. They use Web Dynpro based U/I to start and complete the process.
    • Reduced the month-end close process by two days.

    2. Projects Approval Automation

    • The process is end-user driven. Almost a thousand users use the U/I to create, cancel and edit project requests. This has resulted in increased use and also encourages better and more timely collection of project data leading to more accurate reporting and project forecasting.
    • The whole process is guided through an SAP Workflow engine including the approvals and hence built on standard, approved technology, leveraging the customer's IT investment and promoting standardization.
    • The application and the process manages almost 25000 Projects and 245000 WBS elements in addition to a capital budget of 5.6 Billion dollars worth of Asset Investments every year.
    • The process supports complete project life cycle (Original, Revisions and Supplement and Close).
    • End users track, monitor and report out of the application, only the centralized AFE group has access to update/ maintain Projects and hence increased effectiveness of project controls minimizes administrative project change orders and increases the accuracy of project health reporting.
    • Composite project reporting via a BI based Project dashboard tool. Unified project reporting across the enterprise and hence easier to track common metrics across projects for a clearer understanding of project health and increased risk awareness leading to more efficient use of management resources focused on the most critical red- hot issues.

    Expedien Differentiation

    Expertise and Experience are the watch words for Expedien. We have deep expertise in providing SAP, SAP Integration, Data Management services and experience with & Gas upstream & downstream process.

Our Assurance

Reduce costs, enable new business capabilities and drive continuous process improvements.

  • We believe that for us to succeed in meeting your goals, we must be a strategic business partner providing strategic advice and relying on analytical objectivity and deep domain expertise around a set of value-add consulting services.
  • As a trusted advisor, we bring significant impact to your businesses as a partner in transformational initiatives.
  • As expert implementers, we proactively deliver the benefits of innovation, bringing you the best talent for your needs regardless of where they or you are located.
The Expedien Difference

It's in our DNA. Placing our clients first is embedded in the Expedien culture. By investing in our people and resources, we bring new ideas and innovation to help you succeed in a changing business environment.