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CORPORATE OVERVIEW

BHGE

In 2016, GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes agreed to create a world-leading oil and gas services provider, resulting in Baker Hughes, a GE company. BHGE is a full stream business, covering every segment of the oil and gas industry. Their upstream, midstream, and downstream solutions are utilized in over 120 countries and are helping customers leave a smaller environmental footprint. BHGE’s digital industrial mindset focuses on bringing safer, more affordable energy not only to their customers, but to the entire world.

CUSTOMER QUICK FACTS

Company:
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Industry:
Oil & Energy

Size:
10,001+ employees

Users:
2,200 ServiceMax users

Headquarters:
Houston, Texas

Website:
https://www.bhge.com/

“ServiceMax has the capability to be able to forecast the job so the field services team has the ability to know what was coming up, for them to have enough time for them to plan their resources.”

Durga Pavadai
Solution Architect

ServiceMax Customer Video: Baker Hughes, a GE company

Challenge

In 2012, BHGE realized they needed to optimize their operational efficiency for their field service department. They had no visibility into their data, or “the data was scattered among multiple places, like in emails, paperwork, excel sheets, or our other legacy systems” Pavadai recalled.

“Our field service branches were using white boards to manage field service engineers and their availability,” so in order for Baker Hughes’ service managers to schedule a technician, they would have to search through technician’s competencies in one system, look at the whiteboards, and then plan accordingly.

This legacy process caused slow forecasting of service requirements, thus BHGE knew this was an opportunity to make an improvement.

Solution

Baker Hughes already had Oracle and SAP at their strategic ERP platform, but they needed more than that. They needed something that would tie everything together.

With ServiceMax, BHGE is no longer using whiteboards, or maintaining multiple excel sheets and emails. “We have all of our data in one system - from availability to skill sets. With Advanced Technician Search, dispatchers can find right tech and dispatch them,” Pavadai said.

Results

Since implementing, Baker Hughes has seen an increase in team collaboration. “With ServiceMax being in the Salesforce platform, it gives us the visibility to the opportunity data. So, whenever a field service opportunity is created, the service manager has visibility into the sales data,” Pavadai explained. “Once the job is complete, the admin creates the order in ERP, and with the integration we have in place, we are avoiding data redundancy and data getting keyed multiple times into multiple systems.”

This new process has enhanced the invoice cycling time, decrease time to invoice by 90%. With a more efficient process set in place, BHGE can now truly focus on their goal of inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the planet.