A Common Data Environment (CDE) is a centralized system used to manage and share data among various stakeholders during the design, construction, and operation of a built asset, such as a building or infrastructure project.
A Common Data Environment (CDE) is a centralized system used to manage and share data among various stakeholders during the design, construction, and operation of a built asset, such as a building or infrastructure project. The CDE serves as a single source of truth for project-related data and helps to ensure that everyone involved in the project has access to the most up-to-date and accurate information. This can help to improve collaboration and decision-making, reduce the risk of errors and delays, and support compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
The requirements for a Common Data Environment will depend on the specific needs and goals of the project and the stakeholders involved. In general, however, a CDE should be able to:
Assai enables the organizations to store, manage, and share your project-related data in one place. This includes documents, drawings, models, specifications, schedules, and cost information. Our platform is designed to support a wide range of data types, so you can easily access and interact with the information you need.
Assai makes it easy for your team to collaborate. With features like version control, access control, and commenting and annotation tools, you can work together seamlessly, even when you’re not in the exact location. And our user-friendly interface allows everyone on your team to access, view quickly, and interact with the data.
At Assai, we believe that data should work for you, not the other way around. That’s why we’ve designed our platform to be highly customizable and flexible. You can tailor the system to your specific needs and goals and easily integrate it with other project-related systems, such as project management software.
Asset Information Management in Assai allows you to define the structure of your asset, including metadata, and implement revision control on your asset items. A full history of your asset items is easily accessible and links to all related documentation. View your asset structure via 2D-drillown.
Improved collaboration and decision-making
Assai’s CDE provides a centralized platform for storing, managing, and sharing project-related data, which can help to improve collaboration and communication among project team members. This can support better decision-making and help to avoid errors and delays.
Increased efficiency and productivity
Assai’s Common Data Environment eliminates the need for duplicate data entry and reduces the risk of conflicting information by providing a single source of truth for project data. This can save time and effort and help to increase efficiency and productivity.
Enhanced transparency and accountability
Assai’s CDE can provide a transparent and auditable record of all project-related data and activities, supporting transparency and accountability among stakeholders.
Improved data security and availability
Assai’s Common Data Environment provides robust security and backup measures to protect the data and ensure its availability. This can help to reduce the risk of data loss or breaches and support compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
Support for compliance with standards and regulations
We ensure that project data is managed in compliance with relevant standards and regulations, such as those related to data management and information security. This can help avoid costly fines and penalties and support the project’s success.
Assai is designed for complex projects that require thousands of documents, such as PDFs, drawings, and spreadsheets, and collaborations among internal and external parties, seamlessly enabling the organization to integrate multiple tools
We primarily moved the Document Control work outside of our perimeter. Reduced our manpower by 80% and doubled throughput in terms of deliverables. Assai gave us the opportunity to unify our systems through their connecter, saving time maintaining two systems and removing the inherent risk of data mismatches. We moved from a manual distribution of deliverables for comment to semi-automated and finally onto automated, this was all enabled and managed by the Assai product enabling a step change in the way we handle documentation pertaining to our Assets.
From my perspective, Assai has been deployed in both Upstream and Downstream capital project areas and on projects ranging in size from small 60 million USD projects to very large projects up in the tens of billions USD range. Assai was and continues to be an integral part of capital project information delivery.
Assai provided Atkins with a web-based document control tool that enabled the tracking of all deliverables on a major infrastructure project. This significantly reduced the risk of deliverables being issued incorrectly and provided thorough reporting to the management team on the progress of our work.
Having already been a user of Assai document control software for eight years when I joined Thames Water’s London Tideway Tunnels project in 2008, Assai was my product of choice for delivering fully user-configurable and comprehensive document control services.
Assai will be a positive step change improvement in how EnQuest Malaysia’s Technical Documentation is managed. Management of our technical records is crucial to safe operations, and we are looking forward to seeing it expand into the other areas of EnQuest’s business.
Overall: Very good. Surely will recommend to anyonePros:1) Easy and short implementation2) Cloud based and fully support & maintenance free3) Very user friend licensing structure4) Good pricing approach5) Small team and responsive support
Overall: Projects can be completed on time.Pros: It’s very efficient, user-friendly, excellent functionalities, amazing support resources. Never came across a situation with an issue with the product
Our projects are very long in duration, 5+ years easily, and we’ve been using Assai since 2012. The product’s user interface has come along way from when it was first installed, but the data, and it’s management have been rock solid through every upgrade. Our business relationship has been good, and Assai is customer focused.
I have succesfully deployed Assai on multi-billion£ programmes such as Highspeed 1 (CTRL), Dublin Airport Expansion and the London 2012 Olympic Park construction. Assai is unique because it was designed from the inside out around proven best practice business processes. It is highly user configurable. The reporting suite is comprehensive and powerful. Assai can interface with Primavera P6 to roll up accurate progress to the plan. Assai is better equipped for BIM than any of the many pretenders on the market; the Asset and Data Management suite is second to none.
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