Halliburton, one on the world’s largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries relies heavily on effective hazardous communications to process approximately 50,000 service orders a day in more than 100 countries. Global access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) is mission critical to Halliburton’s operations. Each service vehicle, before leaving for a work site, must have access to Halliburton’s 25,000 MSDSs. Due to the distribution hurdles related to updated MSDSs, Halliburton risked losing millions of dollars due to down time.
In an effort to mitigate their financial risks, Halliburton placed the implementation of a global hazardous communications solution as one of their ‘priority one’ internal applications. Halliburton's requirements included:
- The ability to deploy the software system on a enterprise wide scale
- Multi-lingual translation capabilities, which included double byte languages
- Integration with their existing regulatory software programs
- Extranet and intranet distribution of MSDSs
- All labeling requirements
- Seamless transactions via integration with their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, SAP.
Halliburton also wanted this software implemented in three months.
Halliburton reviewed many systems including their own ERP system. The challenge was to find a solution that would enable database flexibility, ease of use and robust functionality. Internal return on investment analysis was significant with third party vendors against their own ERP system. Halliburton performed an exhaustive vendor review and found The WERCS® as the best of breed software, capable of not only meeting and exceeding all functional requirements, but implementing and integrating the system in three months.