Some of our customers are described below
New Customers in 2016
Aker BP (Det Norske)
Aker BP is a fully-fledged E&P company with exploration, development and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The ownership of BP Norge was transferred to Aker BP ASA September 30th, 2016. BP Norway will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Aker BP until the merger between the two companies takes place on December 1st, 2016. Measured in production, Aker BP will become one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe. Aker BP owns 97 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, of which 46 are operatorships.
As part of Aker BP’s philosophy of efficient operations, the company has selected Xpert BI as DWA tool for facilitating information for reporting and decision support. The company has emphasized the importance of compiling data from various sources in an efficient manner, in order to ensure decision support and control. Based on its recently established information architecture, easy and intuitive access to information will be an important contributor to the company’s operation.
The DWH/BI project, which started in the summer of 2016, has a primary objective of making operational data from the Ivar Aasen field available on an intuitive, reliable, easy-to-use platform. The first production release of operational data was in early October 2016.
Brynild Gruppen AS
Brynild Gruppen AS, one of Norway’s largest family-owned confectionary manufacturers, are building their new data warehouse solution using Xpert BI. Their primary data source in the solution is SAP R3, which contains data on orders, service levels, production and logistics, sales, accounting and more.
The solution is implemented in the fall 2016 and the first production release was early October 2016.
Manufacturing – Health Care
Laerdal Medical has over the years established sales operations in 23 countries and manufacturing and R&D operation units in four different locations. The company has 1400 employees. The HQ is in Stavanger, where the operations consist of high-end manufacturing, R&D, marketing and management & support functions for the global company, as well as sales for the Norwegian market.
Laerdal has been using Xpert BI as DWA tool on their global BI solution since 2012. Laerdal has high requirements for stable and reliable data loads, to always have updated Sales information in their sales reports and analysis. The solution is available 24/7 with updates running several times per day. The solution is an enterprise solution, loading data from systems such as QAD, Siebel, Agresso, and more including Excel files and internal developed systems.
Oil and Gas
Engie (former GDF Suez E&P)
As a major stakeholder in the international energy industry, ENGIE is focused on its 3 core businesses of Electricity, Natural Gas and Energy Services to support and develop a new vision of energy for the world: sustainable energy available to everyone. The Group has a strong presence at every link in energy value chain, from low-carbon generation to the provision of energy-efficient solutions for all its customers.
Engie has been a customer and partner for the initial development phases of Xpert BI, and was the first customer using Xpert BI for extracting SAP data with the SAP application adapter in 2012. Now the solution collects data from many different systems, both operational and administrative, to enable for efficient decision-making throughout the organization.
State / Public sector
Bodø Kommune uses Xpert BI as a part of their management decision support system. They have implemented an integrated solution in a Sharepoint portal where managers throughout the organization gets all relevant information for decision support as well as a lean and efficient management reporting solution. Xpert BI is used to extract and integrate data from the different systems both administrative and operational.
Smedvig Asset Allocation
Smedvig Asset Allocation AS, which is based in Stavanger, was founded in 2005 to manage cash, fixed income, mutual funds, hedge funds and non-domestic property funds. Smedvig Asset Allocation AS is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet). The Company is authorized to conduct discretionary asset management services and to provide investment advice and seeks to invest with best-of-breed third party fund managers. The overall goal is to achieve long term capital growth within acceptable risk parameters. The goal implies that the emphasis will be on identifying the very best, consistent, high alpha generating asset managers. Due regard will be taken to minimize costs and fees.
In order to report, evaluate and analyze performance, risk and compliance Smedvig Asset Allocation uses Xpert BI to extract and integrate data from many different sources as well as implementing logic, calculations and categorizations to make useful data sets for analysis.
Bank and Finance
Santander (former GE Money Bank)
Santander is one of the largest financial groups in the world.
Santander uses Xpert BI to efficiently extract data from their operational systems in the Stavanger (former GE Money Bank) office. The need for stable and reliable data loads is necessary as data is fed into analytical models and used for decision making and pattern analysis.