Utilities are entering a new era. Tighter regulations, industry consolidation, rate pressures and rapidly rising costs have changed the environment in which utility companies operate. As a result, there’s a new premium on accuracy within the industry. Precise budgets, estimates and controls are mandatory for projects as they move through the gating process in order to remain within accepted levels.

G3G doesn’t just deliver accurate data – it delivers complete confidence. Whether you’re involved in power generation, transmission and distribution, water, natural gas or telecommunications, our solutions provide you with a full spectrum of project lifecycle data to keep you compliant and increase your return on capital.

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With steeply rising costs, rate pressures, increasing regulation and industry consolidation, utility companies face increased pressure to implement tighter controls around their capital, maintenance and STO (shutdown, turnaround and outage) projects.

Within this challenging environment, InEight solutions optimize operational budgets and drive increased return on capital for companies involved in power generation, transmission and distribution, water, natural gas and telecommunications.

G3G & InEight

G3G is an SAP and InEight Partner. Our pre-packaged industry solution for Utilities draws upon industry best practices and powerful tools from both SAP and InEight solutions. InEight & SAP provide a comprehensive, integrated solution that provides real-time visibility needed to optimize operational budgets, create accurate estimates, manage costs and drive increased return on capital across the project lifecycle.

Deliver Project Certainty 
Construction companies capitalise on integrated software solutions to achieve:

  • Develop accurate budgets and estimates for projects as they move within accepted tolerance levels
  • Minimise risk in project selection- and drive certainty in project completion- to ensure stakeholder confidence
  • Control the construction process for rapidly-changing projects
  • Utilise project funds most effectively, while minimizing the ripple effect a bad project can have on other initiatives
  • Coordinate procurement, manufacturing and installation of complex and expensive equipment to minimise downtime
  • Plan and schedule resources to optimise productivity
  • Beat critical project deadlines that, if missed, can cost millions and result in unplanned outages and lost revenue
  • Capture must-have information throughout the project lifecycle to ensure regulatory compliance and enable informed maintenance activities for the life of the facility
Drive Best Practices

InEight solutions feature a common integrated platform and robust capabilities to drive best practices throughout the project lifecycle.

Design
  • Integrate 2D and 3D BIM models with schedules, costs and construction workflows to help visualise successful project outcomes
  • Identify design issues prior to project execution
  • Create material requisitions directly from design models
  • Enrich BIM models with information captured during project execution like maintenance data, warranty information, procurement information and more
Estimating, Budgeting and Work Planning
  • Build accurate and consistent cost estimates and budgets for capital, maintenance and STO projects
  • Benchmark against cost and productivity data from prior projects
  • Create time-phased cost estimates via two-way integration with scheduling systems
  • Develop detailed work plans using templates, norms, previous project histories and detailed equipment cost models
  • Manage budget revisions and estimate changes as projects evolve
  • Easily determine cost escalation across multi-year capital projects
Project Execution
  • Keep estimate, schedule and ERP systems aligned across the project lifecycle for improved visibility and control
  • Develop accurate earned value reporting and monitoring of costs, production and time
  • Spot cost variances early to stay within required performance goals
  • Replace error-prone spreadsheets with an auditable control system
  • Simplify commitment and procurement processes by establishing cash spend for material, equipment and resources
  • Track budget changes and immediately evaluate their impact on cost and schedule
  • Capture information at work locations, including work hours for internal and contractor labour, work progress and inspection results and notes
  • Help maintenance technicians receive and prioritize work orders, address defects, record work completed, update repair status and report hours worked
   

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