As enterprises determine their digital strategy, they need to consider several factors including the benefits of moving applications to the cloud. How does utilizing cloud services challenge old operational approaches and create greater agility, flexibility and cost savings?
Oil Search, the largest oil and gas company in Papua New Guinea, conducted a thorough investigation comparing cloud vs. on-premises infrastructure for its enterprise content management solution. The company was seeking to improve the management of its critical engineering documentation and provide enhanced collaboration internally and with external partners, reduce risks, and ensure compliance with country and industry regulations.
Following feasibility and ROI studies, Oil Search determined that OpenText™ Documentum as a Service would fulfill all their requirements at a significantly lower cost, while also strengthening disaster recovery. According to an ROI investigation specific to Oil Search, Documentum as a Service offers more than 30 percent operational cost-savings over on-premises deployment.
Documentum in the OpenText™ Cloud serves Oil Search employees working in locations varying from city headquarters to remote forests. “We have several remote sites that can only be accessed by helicopter or long travels into the jungle,” explains Daniel Smith, Enterprise Information Manager at Oil Search. Therefore, connectivity via the cloud is vital along with flexibility for long-term support. “The cloud deployment has enabled us to be very agile when adding components to Oil Search’s solution footprint or to add extra OpenText software applications.”
For Oil Search, gaining the power of an enterprise cloud platform along with the technical and business expertise of OpenText™ Managed Services in the Cloud secures several benefits.
According to Smith, the full Documentum cloud environment was deployed in weeks, rather than the months it would have taken with an on-premises implementation. Patches and upgrades are completed at no additional cost for the life of the service.
“Systematic management of information will ensure that the information remains complete, trustworthy, accessible and available when required. OpenText Documentum is a secure environment where we can classify content and manage it effectively.” Daniel Smith, Enterprise Information Manager, Oil Search
Congratulations to Oil Search for driving digital transformation in the cloud, earning the company the 2017 OpenText Elite™ Cloud Innovation Award. We also had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Smith at Enterprise World – check out the interview and success story here.
Daniel Smith of Oil Search with Lynn Elwood, VP, Cloud & Services Solutions, OpenText