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Safran Software Solutions announce a new partnership with SAP® Specialists Absoft, to optimise project evaluation and risk analysis in upstream

03rd Mar 15

Topics: Safran News

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —March 3, 2015—Safran Software Solutions (Safran), a premier provider of Enterprise Project and Risk Analysis (EPRA) software to support complex project delivery, has announced a new partnership with Absoft, the SAP specialists in upstream oil and gas, to deliver integrated planning solutions for operational excellence in upstream.

The partnership will enable Safran technology to form a seamless offering within Absoft’s SAP portfolio for upstream oil and gas, integrating with Plant Maintenance (PM) and the Project System (PS) modules. Together, Absoft and Safran will offer detailed planning and resource optimisation solutions for CAPEX project delivery, including major modifications and corrective maintenance to optimise shutdown and turnaround activities and minimise operational downtime.

“Partnering with Absoft will allow oil and gas companies to manage all aspects of project governance from a single platform, without the need for expensive product integrations and additional reporting tools,” said Richard Wood, Safran VP of International Sales. “Our partnership with Absoft offers new alternatives for project teams that have historically relied on disparate project planning, project evaluation and risk analysis, scheduling and risk management solutions that restrict the ability to flexibly accommodate project change, early and often”.

For more than 13 years, Safran has supported major oil and gas companies in meeting international project and programme governance requirements using a single technology platform which includes comprehensive planning, risk management, earned value management and status reporting. Additionally, Absoft has over 24 years’ of delivering SAP best practice solutions for supply chain and maintenance operations in upstream, and the newly formed partnership with Safran will strengthen this offering within the project life cycle.

Don Valentine, commercial director, Absoft also commented: “We are delighted to offer Safran products as part of our SAP upstream oil and gas portfolio. Our customers are extremely concentrated on driving operational efficiency, especially in the current tough market conditions. The combination of Absoft’s SAP based oil & gas process expertise and Safran’s world class planning & scheduling software allows us to enable our customers to maximise their workforce and asset productivity.”


About Safran Software Solutions
Safran Software Solutions, headquartered in Stavanger with offices in Houston, London and Oslo, is a leading provider of Enterprise Project Portfolio & Risk Management (EPPRM) software solutions to project- and asset-intensive industries. Safran is recognized globally for streamlining the EPPM process while elevating project delivery confidence through its integrated project reporting, risk and change management capabilities. Safran prides itself on speed of product adoption and customer satisfaction which ensure the greatest value for its customers. Safran is laser-focused on enabling the success of project control teams. To learn more about project success achieved by Safran clients like Statoil, Aker Solutions and ABB, visit www.safran.com.

About Absoft
Absoft is widely recognised as SAP® specialists in upstream, with the industry knowledge and technical SAP expertise to optimise processes and reduce operational costs since 1991.

Working with operators and oilfield service companies, Absoft has successfully implemented SAP solutions throughout the European oil and gas market from offices located in the UK and Norway. Our solutions focus on supporting our customers to achieve operational excellence in the areas of: plant maintenance, supply chain, inventory management, logistics, finance, payroll and HR.

Our service lines include solutions for:

  • SAP Implementations
  • Efficient Operations
  • Growth and Acquisitions
  • Safety and Compliance
  • SAP Support
  • SAP Managed Services

Absoft’s SAP Support service includes integration of our specialist consultants at customer sites, or remotely, from our Upstream SAP Service Centre in the UK. Provision of continuous access to support has assisted our customers to unlock their business potential and get the most out of their return on investment in SAP. Our process optimisation services are also underpinned by Absoft’s SAP mobility offering, which can streamline processes, and the sharing information across a paperless environment in real-time, at a low total cost of ownership. For more information about Absoft visit: www.absoft.co.uk.


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