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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, an international midwater drilling contractor active in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic basin, uses its integrated ERP foundation as a springboard for digital innovation: the next generation maintenance. As an early adopter within IoT, Songa Offshore now plans to go from calendar-based to condition-based maintenance to ensure uninterrupted, cost-effective operation of all the rigs.
The Next Generation Maintenance
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.
Digital Innovation with IoT Ahead
Songa Offshore now focuses on further efficiency and improvements of the ERP solution, through simplification and automation. The process-driven approach will focus on a company-wide delivery model, which will optimise how Songa Offshore works internally and with its suppliers. The integrated ERP solution has provided Songa Offshore with a suitable foundation for digital innovation. One project really stands out: the realisation of high-performance condition-based and predictive maintenance with the help of IFS IoT Business Connector. Signals from sensors attached on for example, engines and pipes will be collected and transferred into IFS Applications, where maintenance initiatives are triggered and work orders generated automatically.
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:
- A comprehensive, standard drilling industry solution.
- An integrated ERP platform enabling digital initiatives.
- Consolidation of crossfunctional processes.
- Improved overview and common view.
- Improved data quality and analysis capabilities.
- Replication functionality that enables non-stop operations.