Effective Data Sharing
In addition to this, IE2 is making significant improvements with Ferrovial Agroman’s joint ventures. Now customary practice for the UK’s largescale infrastructure schemes Ferrovial Agroman will often partner with other leading contractors. In such instances, the sharing of information between partners can be a challenge. Each partnering company not only required access to any data collected, but they also need it to be reported with their specific terminology and analytical preferences.
Before the installation of IE2, Ferrovial Agroman would be required to manually enter the database two or three times, depending on the number of companies involved in the joint venture. Data sharing in this way can be an extremely inefficient use of resource, leaves margin for human error and reduces effectiveness of operation. On understanding the challenge faced by Ferrovial Agroman and indeed, the industry, Alcumus was able to create a bespoke piece of software that allowed the data collected to feed all parties directly, ensuring the individual analytical and terminology requirements are met.
Declan added: “We knew there must be a more resourceful and timely technique to share data, so when we started utilising Info Exchange, we quickly sought advice from Alcumus as we were confident this was something they could resolve and deliver. Sharing data between two or three different companies is an extremely common process in the industry these days, especially with the increase in British infrastructure. So it’s important to have software that allows companies to do this.”