Siemens Digital Industries Software has reported on April 15 that Royal Dutch Shell has selected Polarion Requirements software as the foundation for managing and streamlining the flow of requirements across Shell's global Capital Projects ecosystem.
Shell will leverage Siemens’ Polarion to accelerate development of its digital enterprise as they further transition from document-centric communications to data-driven execution. This will improve the efficiency and flow of digital project data and integrated requirements throughout the Shell supply chain.
Shell is using Polarion, a contextual tool within Siemens' Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software and services, to enable highly effective and transparent collaboration between its project development teams. The software connects Shell's project teams as they apply systems engineering techniques to rapidly and efficiently gather, author, approve, manage, and audit requirements for complex systems across the entire project lifecycle.
“Shell invests billions of dollars each year in new capital projects, Powering Progress in the energy transition and working toward our climate target of being a net-zero energy emissions business by 2050, in step with society. We need trusted partners to do this—which is why we are working with Siemens on a robust, comprehensive and innovative requirements solution,” James Haug, general manager for systems engineering at Shell, said. “The Polarion Requirements software will be the lynchpin technology for advancing our digital enterprise. As we standardize on and deploy Polarion globally, we look forward to enhanced efficiencies and lower costs for Shell and for our supply chain and project ecosystems.”
Siemens and Shell worked collaboratively to ensure that the Polarion solution provided was configured to accelerate Shell's digital transformation goals. The strategy involved atomizing corporate specification documents into data using Polarion to automatically create status reports, documents and workflows that subsequently improve the real-time availability of relevant standards content and requirements across the organization. As a result of the initiative, requirements previously managed in documents are now available as data to be modified and tracked, via a user-friendly collaborative interface, to support and deliver greater efficiency in engineering workflows across the project development lifecycle. Shell quickly expanded the use of Polarion to a substantial number of projects globally within the first year, following the technology's initial deployment.
“Siemens is pleased to help one of the world's foremost energy firms develop and deploy a modern, world-class digital enterprise based on the management and coordination of requirements data and other critical initiatives,” John Nixon, senior director for the energy and utilities industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software, said. “By implementing a unified approach to requirements management that connects all project development processes with their engineering artifacts, and improving the collaboration between the teams that originate, manage and review them, Polarion is helping Shell and its supply chain partners reduce their total cost of ownership, improve regulatory compliance, and accelerate time-to-value on assets.”
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