Eastman Chemical Company is a Fortune 300 company with more than USD 9 billion in annual revenues, 14,000 employees, and more than 40 manufacturing sites. A growing need for better information security, improved reliability, and reduced maintenance costs mandated a new information management solution that could replace a legacy in-house system but retain Eastman’s proven records management process, integrate SharePoint environments, and utilize internal security policies.
Eastman is evolving to data-centric design processes, and is now using ProjectWise to store 3D models, plant model databases, and numerous forms of supplier documentation. Eastman’s ongoing journey toward fully integrating all of this information will rely on the company’s customized ProjectWise platform to continue to increase collaboration, standardization, and process efficiencies for users around the world.
ProjectWise met Eastman’s functional requirements while introducing significant productivity improvements. The daily use of the system will result in savings in excess of the cost of implementation due to work efficiency improvements realized by all users, IT infrastructure upgrades, and reduced support demands. This project also included rigorous testing, user training, system migration, and enterprise-wide implementation.
Bentley tailored ProjectWise to meet Eastman’s needs, including integration with the company’s Record Drawing Change Process (RDCP) software and internal SharePoint environments, as well as utilization of internal information security policies. Today ProjectWise is an integral piece of Eastman’s global engineering information solution, providing a common system for sharing information across all sites and contractors that accepts numerous file types and supports interoperability across many platforms.