PetroBase2018-12-03T16:43:20+00:00
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Upgrading a Core Product’s Legacy Software
to Optimize for Growth

What We Delivered:

  • Increased efficiency for users by 90%

  • Allowed users to utilize software anywhere via a tablet/mobile solution instead of a single computer

  • Reclaimed 40 hrs thanks to optimized efficiencies

  • Significantly reduced upkeep costs

  • Enabled the business to scale

What We Delivered:

  • Increased efficiency for users by 90%

  • Allowed users to utilize software anywhere via a tablet/mobile solution instead of a single computer

  • Reclaimed 40 hrs thanks to optimized efficiencies

  • Significantly reduced upkeep costs

  • Enabled the business to scale

The Challenge

Upgrading a Core Product’s Legacy Software to Optimize for Growth

PetroBase creates oilfield software solutions. One of its key products is PetroBase Explorer – a software solution which provides oilfield intelligence, tracks new production & well activity, and exports data to third party GIS mapping and production analysis programs. This solution had been on the market for over a year but had stalled due to technical limitations.

The Problem

A large portion of PetroBase’s time was being spent supporting its legacy PetroBase Explorer product. The legacy product consisted of a desktop client that was installed on every customer system, and as a result, very large data updates were required monthly to see new oilfield data. The solution was designed with Visual Basic and Access – which are not intended to be scaled out as commercial grade software.

We were tasked with redesigning Explorer and creating an updated software solution that could scale for a larger customer base. The PetroBase staff could focus on growing their customer base and expanding to other profitable markets.

The Process

We deployed an experienced and skilled team with expertise spanning cloud hosting, database development, and graphical user interface design. Working closely on-site with the PetroBase team, including the founder, we gave daily updates and stayed in alignment on project priorities. This helped them accelerate development; as did learning more about the oil and gas industry, which ensure they added more robust features into the product.

We also delivered training on the new technology so PetroBase could maintain the product. Marketing assistance was also provided to help sell its features to customers.

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The Result

The new PetroBase Explorer is now cloud hosted as a Single Page Application which requires no installation or monthly updates. This greatly simplifies the customer experience and reduces the burden on PetroBase to update systems. It was also designed with cutting edge open source packages which greatly reduced the development time and license costs.

We drove the software to a reliable, highly scalable and feature-rich cloud-hosted application. The ease of use and additional features reduced support costs and made the product more competitive in the market.

Our solution:

  • Increased efficiency for users by 90%

  • Allowed users to utilize software anywhere via a tablet/mobile solution instead of a single computer

  • Reclaimed 40 hrs thanks to optimized efficiencies

  • Significantly reduced upkeep costs

  • Enabled the business to scale

“With the help of FHG, Petrobase has a new future. Hands down, I could not imagine a better experience with a software company.”

– James Stephenson, PetroBase Owner & Software Developer

PetroBase
PetroBase

“With the help of FHG, Petrobase has a new future. Hands down, I could not imagine a better experience with a software company.”

– James Stephenson, PetroBase Owner & Software Developer

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