HSE dashboard leverages Microsoft technology stack

Applied Information Sciences develops SharePoint-based solution for Hercules Offshore.

Applied Information Sciences (AIS) has supplied an HSE dashboard to Hercules Offshore. The dashboard was developed by AIS using a Microsoft technology stack, extended with Infonic’s SharePoint Geo-Replication technology. Hercules Offshore wanted to standardize HSE processes across its 130 global vessels, drilling rigs and offices and to solve data collection and late manual reporting challenges. The HSE dashboard solution provides information on injury, environment, near misses and root cause analysis inter alia. Collaboration workspaces support a variety of HSE notifications, audit trails, KPIs, trends and data drill down. ‘Proactive’ behavioral audits can be compared with historical incident information to spot trends and focus training effort.

The technology stack includes Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), SQL Server, InfoPath Forms, Exchange and Office. AIS claims that this kind of development delivers more functionality and costs half of competing off-the shelf solutions. From get go in September 2007, the project took 6 months to complete across Hercules’ fleet. AIS is to productize an adaptation of the HSE dashboard as ‘SafetyTrack.’ Infonic’s Geo-Replicator is used to solve the replication issues that are said to have thwarted enterprise-scale SharePoint deployments to date. Infonics ‘byte level difference’ replication has also been used by Shell’s oil tanker fleet to cut satellite communications costs.

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