CA Clarity supports Saipem’s drilling effort

Computer Associates project and portfolio management toolset manages engineering mega projects.

Italian oil and gas engineering contractor Saipem is deploying Computer Associates’ (CA) ‘Clarity’ Project and Portfolio Management solution across its offshore, onshore and drilling global business units in 35 countries. Clarity PPM provides Saipem with a global view of projects and manages its 38,000-strong workforce across the project life cycle.

Clarity PPM is used to roll-up project components into hourly key performance indicators that track project progress.

Saipem began using Clarity in 2008. Today, the toolset has become a strategic project management application for turnkey engineering, procurement, installation and construction tasks for complex plants and associated infrastructure from design through to startup.

Alessandro Tintori, Information and Communication Technologies Project Manager with Saipem said, ‘It is vital that we match business requirements with adequate resources. Clarity gives us greater operational flexibility and the ability to react faster to changes in the market. It also allows us to perform long-term planning to meet our business goals.’

Clarity currently manages over 700 projects of varying sizes, including major operations lasting 24-36 months. Clarity connects with multiple software applications inside Saipem, including Oracle’s PeopleSoft, SAP R/3 and a data warehouse. More from

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