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Title Strategic Decision Analysis of Integrated Enterprise Software Solution for Maersk Oil & Gas
Author Al-taie, Sara (Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, IHK)
Ayhan, Belma (Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, IHK)
Supervisor Schultz Vemming, Knud (Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, IHK)
Institution Ingeniørhøjskolen i København, IHK, DK-2750 Ballerup, Denmark
Thesis level Bachelor thesis
Education Diplomingeniør, Eksport
Education Bachelor of Engineering
Publication date 2013-12
Abstract Abstract
The purpose of this project is to evaluate and select an integrated dynamic enterprise portfolio software and database solution for Maersk Oil & Gas using decision criteria built from stakeholder requirement specifications.
The project starts by identifying key corporate challenges at Maersk Oil & Gas (MOG) leading to the recognition that MOG has entered a Red Tape Crisis. To overcome this crisis, MOG has realized the need for a strong global portfolio management tool that will improve internal communication and provide senior management a clearer view of corporate assets.
With the help of McKinsey, MOG has narrowed the option list of potential vendors to two providers. These are Schlumberger and Palantir Solutions. Before comparing the two vendors’ solutions, MOG has determined requirement specifications focused on functionality unique to the O&G industry.
By means of a rating system and a comprehensive vendor evaluation table each vendor’s strengths and weaknesses under each criterion have been identified. Based on the system performance measures, Palantir Solutions is the provider that best meet MOG’s needs.
However, to create better decision support, MOG has also investigated data processing time for each vendor. The case study reveals that data processing time for SLB takes longer, possibly the system contains additional software which works as a “translator” between software applications.
Finally, before making the ultimate vendor selection decision, a thorough comparison of the two providers’ cost structures has been examined. SLB uses a cost strategy that charges fairly high initial prices. Even so, the costs decrease over time. Palantir, on the other hand, uses a flat pricing strategy, where the client company pays the same amount of money throughout the whole licensing period. Already from the second year, the costs for Palantir increases considerably.
From the various studies, it has been decided that Palantir Solutions’ suite of applications best meet with MOG’s requirements.
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