Total UK Chooses Monitor for Software, Training Solutions

Aberdeen based software and training specialist, Monitor has completed a project for Total UK valued at £100,000 and is preparing to roll out similar product solutions to up to nine affiliates over multiple sites around the world on behalf of the multinational energy company.

Monitor's award winning i-connect software is expected to deliver considerable efficiency savings for Total. The product allows data to flow between SAP, which handles all of the firm's financial operations, and Primavera, which manages project planning.

By easing the flow of information between these two essential systems Total will have greater control over the budgets for all of its projects and be able to forecast more accurately.

Ian McKenzie, managing director of Monitor, said, "The majority of large organizations rely heavily on several software applications which generate and control critical business data. The problem many companies face is getting the information to flow seamlessly between these systems.

"A joined-up approach to corporate data flow and reporting means that projects can be completed faster, more efficiently and reduces the likelihood of blowing the budget. With i-connect now in place Total should see real improvements in their ability to accurately schedule workload."

Over the course of 2009 Monitor aims to assist Total in the introduction of the software to at least three international locations. Each project requires the software be tuned to meet the needs of the local environment and the team hopes to finalize all installs before the end of 2010.

Allan Nisbet of Total said, "The transfer of information between different systems and departments within the company is critical to our day-to-day operations. Now that i-connect is in place it is much easier for our teams to keep track of long term projects and resource requirements ensuring we have an accurate overview of how the business is operating."

Monitor has been providing innovative software solutions to the oil and gas, engineering and construction industries since it was established in 1987. The firm has offices in Aberdeen and Houston, and services the majority of companies operating in the North Sea.