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Oceaneering

Oceaneering saves 60-70% in proposal production time using XaitPorter

Kris Sæther

Chief Commercial Officer

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Who is Oceaneering?

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. The company develops products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. 

Oceaneering is the world’s largest remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operator, with more than 300 systems operating worldwide. Additionally, they are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. 

The company also uses applied technology expertise to serve Defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

 

The challenge: Multi-collaboration across business units 

Oceaneering creates and submits multiple bids and proposals to prospects worldwide. These high-stakes documents are jointly produced across business units, and often in collaboration with affiliated companies and subsidiaries. For this reason, a lot of input and information must be incorporated into the bids.

Previously, this posed a challenge for Oceaneering. Commercial Manager Norway, Lars Johan Ommundsen, explains:

– We used to create our bids and proposals in Word, on-prem. We then converted the files into PDFs and submitted them to our prospects. Each contributor wrote their piece, and then we had to stitch it all together, with the deadline looming. Reformatting an entire business document in accordance with corporate branding and layout guidelines… Well, that’s one heck of a cleanup job.

 

Ommundsen sums it up:

– Manually creating bids was simply too cumbersome and unproductive for everyone involved.

 

The solution: Co-authoring with XaitPorter

Download the case study as a PDF and learn how XaitPorter has saved Oceaneering up to 70% time and given them the opportunity to multi-collaborate across business units and locations.

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