When a new client comes to us, often they will ask, “Do I need a field service solution? How would I know? What would I get from it?” In big oil, change is happening whether we like it or not. There are plenty of benefits that are on a per company basis when an oil company chooses to employ a field service solution [FFS.]
For example, your company could benefit from the real-time dashboards FieldEquip’s software offers. With this software, you can monitor assets in the field and sends push notifications for equipment malfunctions. That said, determining whether or not you specifically would get those benefits is another topic. It’s this topic that we’ll be going into today.
The first question to ask yourself is whether or not you have moved your company into the digital age. While older oil companies in the 70s, 80s, and 90s got away with an unconnected workforce, that time has passed. Today, we must be ready to talk with anyone (or any piece) of our equipment instantly.
In oil and gas, this change is happening faster than we can blink. Prominent industry leaders are working towards AI based platforms that allow for updates and monitoring around the clock. While smaller companies can’t handle this level of conversion, they would still reap the rewards of converting to the digital age.
Another question to ask yourself is, “how much time do I waste looking over information about my company?” If the answer is, “too much” then you need to make the change. Employing the use of an FFS system will allow you to sit back and focus on other tasks while AI and machine power goes over your analytics and look for problems or areas that need work.
On top of this benefit, you should also think about how often someone has to go out to the site. If you have to have a manager visit the work site every month to get the data, then it’s time to update your system. Having a complete FFS that connects everyone instantly makes sure that you don’t have to go anywhere to get all the data you need even if that’s from your phone or tablet.
Leading off this last question, take a look at how you integrated the various parts of your business are. If you see that the marketing and admin department is almost completely separated from the working end, then you know you would benefit from a field service solution.
No business should be separated into parts that seldom communicate. The great thing about a field service solution is that you can talk to anyone in the business with ease. Should a marketing person need to know more about the equipment, it’s right at their fingertips.
That said, the FieldEquip oilfield service software offers significant customization. It works with the functional operation of the producer instead of changing it. If you need it to do something more or less, then you will get something perfect for you. What’s not to benefit from that?
Overall, you should know that your company would benefit from a field service solution if they need to get into the digital age, waste time, or need to integrate their business processes. When a company does take part in an FFS conversion, they can reap many rewards from instant notices when something is wrong to further connected workers that share common goals and knowledge.
If you are looking for an FFS, contact us today! FieldEquip offers a unified cloud field service software that is built upon latest technology stack to including IoT, big data, analytics, and rich user interface via a web browser and multi-platform mobile applications that can run online or offline.