BRK Ambiental improves project controls using Oracle Primavera Cloud
The sanitation company gains efficient processes and improves security, information traceability, and project consistency with Oracle Primavera Cloud.
“We chose Oracle Primavera Cloud for its robustness, ability to integrate with our ERP, and for providing security, information traceability, and consistency in both planning and monitoring our projects.”
BRK is one of the largest private sanitation businesses in Brazil, operating in more than 100 municipalities across the country and providing services that benefit more than 16 million people. With modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment, BRK provides water and sewage services management and develops environmental solutions for a wide range of demands.
The company has on-site teams and projects in several parts of Brazil, yet all monitoring was performed via Excel spreadsheets. It became a key focus for BRK to find a tool to optimize these processes. In addition to improving project efficiency, BRK needed to create a structure that would enable sustainable and controlled growth. This included prioritizing investment areas with the highest financial return, in accordance with contractual commitments with the Brazilian government.
The company also wanted to make processes more sophisticated so that all stages of projects were carried out in the most efficient way, ensuring that reconciliations were done correctly.
BRK need to find a solution that optimized management of the company's investment portfolio, with information about predecessors, term, budget, physical progress, and return.
Oracle Primavera Cloud best fit BRK’s needs due to the system’s robust set of features and the various modules available.
Why BRK chose Oracle
After evaluating other technology options, BRK selected Oracle Primavera Cloud for its robust feature set. Oracle Primavera Cloud would also enable organized information monitoring and the ability to integrate with the company’s enterprise resource planning tool.
With Oracle Primavera Cloud, BRK has access to all project information in the same integrated, collaborative, and online tool.This enabled a better audit service, because the data extracted is traceable and validated with a systematic approval flow. As a result, the company enjoyed gains in productivity and standardization.
Previously, BRK had to consolidate and standardize 22 spreadsheets to integrate data into its business intelligence tool. It also took a week to receive and standardize the spreadsheets to ensure that the business intelligence tool could extract the information. Any inconsistencies meant that the process wouldn’t work. The company now has an established monthly routine to update the business intelligence system.
BRK also realized greater precision in the planning stages and in the preparation of budget and monthly forecasts, as well as better monitoring of critical execution paths to establish action plans. This is an important gain, especially for end-to-end planning on a single platform.
BRK’s employees also enjoy more streamlined workflows, because they no longer need to manage multiple versions of several files. Now everyone has access to the same information in Oracle Primavera Cloud and more comprehensive business insights on BRK Ambiental.
BRK selected TRI as its implementation partner. TRI contributed from the functional specification all the way to the integration execution. The project lasted a year and a half and was conducted during the pandemic.
About the customer
One of the largest sanitation companies in Brazil, BRK is commited to operational excellence. Acting with safety and integrity are elements that guide the work of its professionals.