Aegion Corp. is a global leader in infrastructure protection. It provides proprietary technologies and services that protect against the corrosion of industrial pipelines and rehabilitate and strengthen water, waste water, energy and mining piping systems and buildings, bridges, tunnels, and waterfront structures. It is a newly formed parent company for Insituform Technologies, Bayou, Corrpro, CRTS, Fibrwrap, Fyfe, and United Pipeline Systems.
“We rely on Oracle’s solutions across our organization, from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP, to Oracle CRM On Demand system. When it came time to select a foundation for our new project management initiative, Oracle offered a compelling choice. Not only do Oracle’s Primavera solutions set the industry standard for project management technology, we’ve also streamlined vendor management,” said Justin McFarland, director of applications, Aegion Corp.
Integration was an important part of Aegion’s project management implementation. To achieve end-to-end project visibility and control, the company needed to integrate Primavera solutions with its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle CRM On Demand applications. It worked with Partners Consulting to plan and execute the integrations, focusing on removing duplicate data entries, enforcing data integrity, and automating data transfer at appropriate times.
The company integrated Oracle CRM On Demand to Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition. Now, when the company is in the final round of a new business bid, it can automatically create project management shells in its Primavera environment using information flows from its CRM system. It does not need to recreate and rekey information and has immediate visibility into upcoming projects from a scheduling and planning perspective.
Aegion also integrated JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management to ensure that project numbers are in synch between its project management and financial management systems.
The integration between Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne was the most extensive project. Since JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is the company’s financial system of record, it must reflect updates made in the contract management system, and vice versa. The project’s goal was to gain an environment where project managers live in Primavera Contract Management, with their approvals and changes automatically flowing into JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
Aegion and Partners Consulting completed the integrations in six months.
Partners Consulting spearheaded the integrations between Aegion’s Primavera, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Oracle CRM On Demand applications. “Our work with Partners Consulting was instrumental in establishing a foundation for strengthened and standardized project management across our organization. The integrations that Partners created enable us to optimize the value of Oracle solutions and our investment in them to propel our new organization forward,” McFarland said.