Apache Corporation caps the information gusher with IBM ECM Software

Published on 02-May-2013

Customer:
Apache Corporation

Industry:
Chemicals & Petroleum, Construction / Architecture / Engineering

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Enterprise Content Management, Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG)

Overview

Established in 1954, Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. It employs approximately 5,000 employees and recently reported USD43 billion in total assets and USD12.1 billion in revenues. A growth company, Apache operates in multiple countries including the United States, Canada, Egypt, Australia, the United Kingdom and Argentina.

Business need:
With operations in multiple countries and a strategy of growth through acquisitions, the Apache Corporation needed to more efficiently unify, control and manage content across the enterprise

Solution:
The energy company implemented key elements of the IBM Information Lifecycle Governance suite.

Benefits:
Apache reduced the cost of providing dependable, timely information to regulators, staff members, partners and suppliers.

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Established in 1954, Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. It employs approximately 5,000 employees and recently reported USD43 billion in total assets and USD12.1 billion in revenues. A growth company, Apache operates in multiple countries including the United States, Canada, Egypt, Australia, the United Kingdom and Argentina.

Challenge
Continued growth was straining existing content management processes at Apache Corporation. More than 3,000 people were accessing information daily, seeking everything from engineering diagrams and platform production data to leases and invoices. The company sought a solution that lowered the cost of providing dependable, timely information to regulators, staff members, partners and suppliers. It also wanted to limit risk by reducing the amount of transient information stored in email and network file systems.

Solution
Working with IBM and IBM Business Partners McLaren Software and Integro, Inc., Apache implemented a range of capabilities from the IBM Information Lifecycle Governance software portfolio. Basic building blocks of the overall solution include IBM FileNet® Content Manager, IBM FileNet Business Process Manager, IBM Enterprise Records Manager and IBM Content Collector software, which help Apache unify and manage electronic records, images, documents and data in a centralized repository.

Integrated with the solution is the IBM Business Partner Integro Email Manager system. Apache deployed the application to connect and archive relevant information and attachments from Microsoft Outlook and insert them into a business process. The Integro software encourages rapid adoption with an interface that mimics the look of the Outlook in-box.

To help manage engineering documents, Apache Corporation engaged IBM Business Partner McLaren Software to implement the McLaren Enterprise Engineer software suite, which is built on the FileNet Content Manager platform. The configurable business applications automate governance of engineering document creation, editing, review and approval processes, helping to ensure consistency of information across departments and locations and improve control of content provided to vendors and suppliers.

When integrating information from acquired companies, Apache turns to IBM Business Partner Enterprise Content Management Group (ECMG) to help load data in high volumes. With a master methodology and associated software, the company can quickly clean and move content directly into the central repository.

Benefits
- Enables fast and accurate completion of projects by helping to avoid documentation errors that can result in costly project delays
- Cuts response time for legal, regulatory or audit searches with a single content repository and automated processes for governing the information lifecycle
- Saves time integrating acquisitions by automating the process of loading acquired company data directly into the IBM content management solution.

For more information
To learn more about IBM Information Governance solutions, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following website:http://www-01.ibm.com/software/ecm/


Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
FileNet Content Manager, Content Collector for File Systems, Enterprise Records

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