Why a Cloud-Based system?
Advanced 3D Laser Solutions (A3D) Group decided when developing our EAM software that there were many more advantages by having this system cloud-based, rather than having an onsite server. This would be recognised as a cost-saving to our clients, in both specialist hardware and upkeep in software updates.
Benefits would also, include the fact that upgrades to server storage can be done quickly and remotely with zero downtime, which will be controlled by the 4D Lizard team.
Where it aids onsite Operations!
The benefit of having a system in the cloud allows all onsite documentation to be stored in one place where anyone can access it at any time easily.
When an operator is out on site collecting the data, the system will back up and restore from anywhere on a terminal whether it’s an ATEX rated device or a computer back in the office.
Traditional methods would have entailed having paper documents to be edited out on site, if there were any changes then they would have taken those drawings with red mark-ups to be changed back in the office. This doesn’t show when the update was completed meaning accidental loss of documentation.
How we minimise data loss?
Data also that’s stored in the cloud can be backed up instantly which minimises data losses in disaster situations. Small set data set recovery time is improved. Having a server does give you physical control over your backup but requires a lot of capital investment in hardware and infrastructure.
4D Lizard meets changing customer demands and expectations. Across industries, the average consumer now expects much higher engagement, personalisation and ethical standards from their providers. Oil and gas companies, this incentivises the implementation of 4D Lizard software which promotes greater sustainability and customer interaction by being connected through a 3D model where all the client documentation is connected allowing it to be easily accessible through 4D lizard.