The CitecDot solution puts together all the information and interaction of an EPC or EPCM project in one online platform. As a result human errors, delays and extra costs are reduced to almost zero.
Benefits of CitecDot
- Combines all stakeholders in one interface
- Leads to time savings and shorter delivery times
- Reduces the risk of deviations to close to zero
- Creates high quality processes
- Meets project-specific requirements
- User-friendly online solution
After five years of development, the CitecDot solution can now drive all document and material deliverables in EPC and EPCM projects from the sales stage to cutting the ribbon at the construction site.
The integrated and agile processes of the solution have numerous benefits; you can easily interact with other stakeholders and keep all the track records and decisions in one place.
In other words, the whole project value chain is included in CitecDot, bringing together all the stakeholders around the globe. This ensures that the project will be completed on time, within budget and with the expected quality level.
“In one of our ongoing projects, engineering takes place in Italy and Estonia, document control in India and manufacturing in China, while the construction site is found in Mexico. When there are a lot of players and interaction involved, emailing is not efficient enough. That’s where CitecDot saves the day, acting as a global platform for interaction and follow-up”, explains Rémy Jeandemange, the Project Solutions Director who is driving its deployment.
CitecDot presents the people involved with the overall picture of the project, because it has total insight on every level.
“You can chart every step of every deliverable from contract signature to erection completion at the site. For example, has the design been approved by local authorities and has a certain part already been sent from the factory to the site? It’s not based on guesswork but real facts”, says Jeandemange.
Because all the parties involved can follow all the stages of the project via the same interface, their work becomes much easier and more efficient. This also speeds up the project’s delivery time. Due to project-specific processes, the quality assurance also works better than with manual organisation. CitecDot even prevents mishaps by giving an automatic early warning if, for example, an action in the project is running late.
“Delayed projects usually involve huge penalties. CitecDot reduces the risk of deviation to close to zero. This solution allows you to manage corrective actions at an early stage to keep the project on track”, Jeandemange says.
CitecDot is an all-in-one solution, but it can also be scaled to the client’s needs. Jeandemange explains that the platform can initially be adopted as just a document management service, with more comprehensive management systems added as required.
“CitecDot is like a Lego set: a flexible solution that can be extended and adapted according to the client’s needs. Clients rarely have time to spend their resources on control issues and project management. When they want to secure their projects and focus on their core business, CitecDot is the answer.”
So this great solution covers all the stages of a project and all its thousands of details – but will this make it complicated to use? The Solution Architect at Citec’s Information Solutions, Markus Rintala, is one of the team members that developed the technology. He says that their number one target was to make CitecDot user-friendly. The experts worked hard to keep the use of the CitecDot services simple and handy. They have created flexible solutions that help their users and save their time at all levels of a project.
“CitecDot uses cutting-edge technology, accommodating all the complexity of projects, but works unnoticed in the background. For the user, it is an extremely easy online application that only requires basic access to the Internet. It takes just a couple of hours to get this tool up and running. The intelligence is behind it, people just use it and benefit from it.”