1. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CLOUD APPLICATION
An Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Corporation with a revenue of RM 300 billion. It works alongside a number of multinational corporations through production sharing contracts (PSCs) to explore, develop and produce oil and gas in Malaysia. It also engages in good drilling, engineering, constructing and commissioning of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities.
As a large exploration organization, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a critical part of supporting the entire spectrum of the exploration activities. The SCM team was looking at automating the creation of bid and contract documents which are currently being created using MS Word and Excel. There were also concerned about data integrity because of the many different versions of the data files within these documents.
Additionally, the SCM team wanted the capability to respond in real time to any inquiries by management. The current process is very time-consuming because data needs to be compiled from different sources.
SCM Cloud Application
The first module – Tender Management, is used to manage Pre-Award Tender Information allows the user to manage and track all activities during the tender stage from initiation to completion as well as the ability to check Tender Status.
The second module – Contract Management, allows management of Post-Award activities such as manage and track activities/status during the contract stage.
The final module – The Business Intelligence module is used to dynamically create reports and dashboards for senior management as well as the planning division to make informed decisions based on real-time information provided.
m2e Integration service
m2e is an enterprise application integration (EAI) that integrates to the SAP system to pull contract management data and update into the centralized private cloud. The sync service feature will synchronous Tender management data between TPW and the cloud database. The patch management module of Tricubes m2e will enable the administrator to push new TPW patches to be updated in different regional offices.
2. METER READING SOLUTION
The Khairun Zainal Mokhtar & Tricubes’s client is Malaysia’s largest utility company involved in the generation and distribution of electricity throughout Malaysia. The company employs thousands of personnel to read electricity meters and provide bills to residence nationwide. The meter readers would utilize a mobile device which should be able to seamlessly interface with its host billing system. They are also required to print the bills that can withstand any weather conditions.
Implementing the occasional tariff changes within a short rollout period may result in calculation error to the bills presented. These changes in tariff would require software changes across all devices and docking stations which interfaces to the host. The client wanted an effective system that would minimize this effort and ensure the accuracy of the bill to prevent any potential financial losses.
Another difficulty faced by the meter readers was in locating the customer premises and in some remote areas, the customers’ addresses are unclear and can be very time consuming
Khairun Zainal Mokhtar & Tricubes Solution
Android Platform and Printers for Bill Issuance
Portable computing and printing devices with Global Positioning System (GPS) were issued to the meter readers. Tricubes’s solution significantly improves efficiency with the increase in the number of bills presented per day. Meter reading data is uploaded automatically to the billing system and immediately available for review. Additionally, all data can be consolidated to create daily and monthly reports which provide management with a detailed billing analytics.
Backend Route Management System
The built-in GPS is used to record the residential meter locations. The software navigation capability of the computing device will assist the meter readers in finding the meter location faster and with pinpoint accuracy.
Interface to SAP System
The meter reading solution is required to communicate with a centralized billing system running on an SAP platform. Tricubes m2e is used as a middleware to integrate with SAP using secured FTP adapter. The m2e interface to SAP to retrieve the billing components and meter data information. Besides that, Tricubes m2e also updates to SAP the meter reading and billing detail information from the Android devices.
These series of case studies written by Khairun Zainal Mokhtar, CEO/Head of Design Engineering are designed to highlight various implementation of Tricubes m2e (Mobile to Enterprise) software in large or complex IT applications