In the energy industry, projects depend on many different people – contractors, subcontractors, engineers, suppliers, managers, and more. Not only do these people have their responsibilities and areas of expertise, they may often be separated by geography. These factors make the job of cooperating on large projects all the more difficult.
Whether it is construction, maintenance, drilling, research or logistics, these projects depend on reliable document management. All team members must be up-to-date and have constant access to timely, accurate information to ensure the project is on-time and within budget. As one of the most regulated industries in the world, the project must also always meet many requirements, such as health and safety.
SharePoint can provide the capabilities of several specific-purpose systems in one easy-to-use platform. Dedicated to organizing all documents in a logical, easily searchable dashboard, SharePoint allows team members access to group work on a user-specific basis. A team will be able to see the most recent version of reports, who has seen what, and the current status of items that are under review or waiting for approval. Used in an extranet form, this can prove especially useful when working with outside partners. SharePoint ensures that all members of a project are well-informed, and improve relationships, accuracy and security. Finally, being able to document and track the data and status of completed projects can prove an invaluable tool in improving business processes in the future.