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Next Generation Maintenance

Offshore oil rig drilling gas platform in the gulf of ThailandSonga Offshore, an international midwater drilling contractor active in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic basin, uses IFS Applications as a springboard for digital innovation: the next generation maintenance.

IFS enables its customers on their digital journey. An example is the development of the IFS IoT Business Connector. It connects your business – your operation assets – to your maintenance system and it enables you to act on what your assets are telling you.

Songa Offshore and IFS agreed to work together to digitise assets and processes onboard Songa’s CatD rigs and to feed thousands of observations and analytical insights into their ERP-system IFS Applications, so that action may be taken to follow up the insights.

The implementation of the IFS IoT Business Connector has given Songa Offshore several operational benefits, such as reduced maintenance costs, improved service levels and more automated business processes.


Songa Offshore now plans to go from calendar-based to condition-based maintenance to ensure uninterrupted, cost-effective operation of all the rigs. Other benefits include:

  • Integrated ERP platform enabling digital initiatives
  • Consolidation of cross-functional processes
  • Improved overview and common view
  • Improved data quality and analysis capabilities
  • Replication functionality that enables non-stop operations

About IFS

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. We offer applications that enable companies to respond quickly to market changes and use resources in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantages. IFS’s products are known for being user friendly, modular in their design and flexible enough to support the customers in their way of working according to their established processes.

IFS was founded in 1983 and currently has over 3,500 employees. IFS supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners.