The Target market:
In today’s economic climate all companies are looking for ways to run their operations more efficiently. digiProjects was designed from the ground up to enable companies to manage their engineering more efficiently and therefore cost effectively. digiProjects can be used in many market segments. Some examples are:

Project Engineering:
  • Petro-chemical plants, for example SASOL
  • Power generation, for example ESKOM
  • Mining, for example ore crushing, slurry, leaching, etc.
  • Mineral processing, for example, platinum refineries
  • Construction
  • Defence industry design, procurement and manufacturing, weapons systems, main battle tanks, etc.

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Heavy engineering:
  • Turbines and Boilers (high pressure steam)
  • Ship building
  • Wind power farms
  • Research and development enterprises that design and then create experimental and pre-production models, for example, new model development at a car manufacturer
  • All manufacturing facilities that use the jobbing and batch manufacturing methodology
Project based consultancies and professional services:
  • All professional consultancies, for example, engineers and designers
  • All research and development enterprises
  • Government
  • State enterprises
  • Computer systems and software developers and integrators

High level characteristics and functionality:
All software applications have key features and characteristics that differentiate the application from others and specifically from competitive products.

What are the main characteristics of a complex engineering project? The following list attempts to answer this question:
  1. The business consists of discrete projects, such as build a chemical plant, or power station, or the manufacture of a high pressure boiler.
  2. The equipment lists are extensive, sophisticated, and managed from design through erection as discrete items (frequently referred to as a “tagged item”.)
  3. There are many engineering drawings and documents are created and progressed through a number of revisions. These drawings and documents are required to describe the project deliverables in infinite detail.
  4. The design effort to prepare these drawings is usually extensive, multi-disciplinary, and requires very careful management and control of the man-hours.
  5. Many of the engineering drawings have bills of material (both for standard and exotic materials), which have to be summarised and managed so that the material can be purchased in bulk, prior to fabrication or erection, and that shortages are identified early enough not to impact the erection schedule.
  6. The procurement process is driven by the engineering schedule, which in turn is driven by the erection schedule. QC and Expediting are generally essential requirements.
  7. Fabrication is generally per the engineering drawings developed specifically for the project. Fabrication is often contracted out but could also be done in-house
  8. Erection is specific to the project.
  9. The terms “capital project”, “turn-key project”, or “green field project” are often used as generic terms for this type of project.
  10. The higher the degree of project complexity the better digiProjects will fit the requirement in comparison with traditional manufacturing systems.

Some key features of digiProjects are:
  • absolutely focused on project engineering, one of a kind fabrication and manufacturing
  • absolutely focussed on detail
  • absolutely focused on flexibility
  • handle massively complex projects; but the users can easily downscale the application to handle small projects
  • uses state of the art project management philosophy and fully supports all EPCM requirements, starting with complex WBS
  • estimates and budgets follow the top-down, step-wise refinement process
  • costing, change control and forecasting work top down and accumulate cost bottom up
  • uses state of the art manufacturing concepts found in top end MRP systems
  • interface to CAD and PERT/CPM systems
  • fully integrated EPCM process
  • fully multi-company, project, currency, store, code systems, ...
  • fully integrated project accounting system

Please note: The main digiProjects web site is currently under construction - it will be up and running soon!