Elecosoft collaborates with Seddon using Powerproject Enterprise to seek better ways of working
Already a Powerproject user, Seddon chose to work with Elecosoft because they wanted to improve control and co-ordination of the supply chain and production process. However, one thing the company knew they didn’t want was the status quo – lots of spreadsheets moving in every direction. Yet, with these aims in mind, Seddon wasn’t entirely sure what its options were. It turned to Elecosoft, as a trusted supplier of a platform they already knew, for support.
Technical Manager, Michael Crawford, led a task group to explore the company’s needs over six months. The result was OneProgramme. This corporate initiative set out to extend current best practices and embrace every team involved in planning and delivering projects: from earlier in the process, more consistently, and armed with the tools they needed to hit the mark every single time.
The Seddon team approached Elecosoft to consult, help scope the challenge, and recommend the best way forward. The result was adoption of Powerproject Enterprise across the construction business as a proving ground for the process, platform, and plan for change.
“They were fantastic. Our consultant was very open minded and patient, especially because there were several times we relayed information that was a bit contrary to what we said previously. It allowed us to be flexible in how we thought something should work, try it, and if it didn’t then we could tweak it. That kept a good cap on the development costs too.”
OneProgramme is well underway and Seddon is confident that the proof will be seen clearly when it delivers the first projects managed start to finish with this philosophy, programme platform and inclusive process.
Michael acknowledges the significant contribution and role that Elecosoft’s consultants and trainers have played so far in helping the company make the right decisions, select their platform, and embed the changes.
“I would recommend Elecosoft to anyone. The team did not over-sell, were never pushy on commercial basis, and were flexible on the odd occasion we exceeded our development hours… I’d recommend the service for developing a system to anybody.”
Established in 1897, Seddon has come a long way growing from a small family business to a national company employing over 700 people.
Seddon Construction has been keeping its promise of on-time delivery to customers for a staggering 120 years – and counting. This family firm is anything but traditional, however. It is proactive with its digital construction strategy and continues to seek better ways of working.