San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2009
Enterprise Informatics, a leading developer of enterprise information management software, today announced a joint marketing agreement with Excel Services Corporation to deliver a comprehensive Knowledge Management solution for the global nuclear industry.
Enterprise Informatics will provide the Knowledge Management software platform based on its industry leading eB for Nuclear application suite. Excel Services Corporation will provide Knowledge Management expertise, consulting, training and implementation services. The combined software and service offering is the first of its kind for the nuclear industry.
Excel Services has provided consulting and services to every nuclear utility in the United States, as well as nuclear organizations including the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG), and the Boiling Water Reactor Owners' Group (BWROG). Enterprise Informatics' eB for Nuclear applications are used by leaders in the industry, including Ameren Corporation, Constellation Energy, Nustart Energy, Nuclear Fuel Services and Lockheed Martin IT.
EXCEL Services Corporation has established a leading business practice for Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) in cooperation with the International Knowledge Management Institute (KMI). The NKM business practice offers certification courses for NKM industry professionals and a highly skilled NKM consulting group which is lead by KMI-certified nuclear experts.
eB for Nuclear offers a practitioners' approach to knowledge management based on best practices which conform to emerging guidelines from the IAEA and leverage the nuclear process definitions established by the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) Standard Nuclear Performance Model. It enables the implicit contribution of valued knowledge into the operational processes and seeks to expose workers to existing information, including local and industry operating experience (SOER), corrective action events, applicable procedures, drawings, calculations and manuals.
eB enables the capture of this information through existing business processes to ensure it is available when needed and to minimize the risk of vulnerability in areas where knowledge workers will no longer be available to support the transfer of knowledge.
To learn more about eB for Nuclear Knowledge Management, visit http://www.enterpriseinformatics.com/eb-nuclear/knowledge-management.asp and download a free Nuclear Knowledge Management white paper under the Resources tab.
About Nuclear Knowledge Management
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it is critical to establish knowledge management programs to "maximize the flow of nuclear knowledge from one generation to the next and attract, maintain and further develop a dedicated cadre of highly competent professional staff to sustain nuclear competence."
Throughout the career of a nuclear professional, knowledge is accumulated not only through direct experience but also from the intangible experience gained from being a part of a complex operational environment. This cumulative knowledge is impossible to quantify. However, the potential impact of this lost knowledge can increase costs through:
- Increased CAQs (Conditions Adverse to Quality)
- Potential safety risks
- Reduced productivity
- Slower technology advancements
Managing knowledge is a multi-step process which includes the capture, dissemination and utilization of information. The benefits of effective knowledge management are numerous:
- Capture and identify tribal and institutional knowledge
- Increase productivity through easy access to information
- Reduced impact on work schedules caused by rework and repeatable errors
- Increase safety levels
- Improve/maintain competitive advantage through operational efficiencies
- Minimize the impact of worker mobility
- Maintain high levels of information integrity
About Enterprise Informatics
Enterprise Informatics saves its customers money by reducing the cost of meeting compliance requirements, improving operational efficiency, and lowering business risk. eB (Enterprise Bridge), the company's flagship product, ensures the integrity of controlled information and delivers it to business users in context that can be trusted to make informed business decisions. With 25 years experience, Enterprise Informatics serves industries around the globe, including government, utilities, transportation, financial services, engineering and construction. For additional information, visit http://www.enterpriseinformatics.com.
About Excel Services Corporation
Excel Services Corporation provides global services to the nuclear industry, nuclear regulators and federal agencies. The core of the company's offerings is regulatory and engineering services. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Rockville, Maryland (USA). Excel's focus is the resolution of technical, safety and regulatory issues. The firm's mission is to achieve the highest level of safety and performance in nuclear facility operations. Excel provides services across Regulatory and Licensing, Management and Consulting, Engineering and Technical along with Training and Operations.