No matter what a business does, what product it sells or service it provides, it needs to have a clear, differentiated point of view. In today’s post, we want to explain that point of view for SigmaFlow: what makes us different, and how it helps you?
Here is the one sentence answer:
SigmaFlow combines deep domain expertise with a best-in-class workflow platform built and configured specifically to solve our customers’ unique industry problems.
In a few more words:
We understand NERC compliance, and the oil and gas industry. We come from a strong, technical workflow and automation background. We bring together our domain expertise and technological proficiency to deliver a tool that has everything you need already built in. That means you can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and better manage risk.
Now let’s dig a little deeper.
What differentiates SigmaFlow from other automated compliance platforms?
Let’s be honest: from a technical perspective, most compliance platforms are pretty similar. They focus on work management, workflows, data management, etc. Some (like SigmaFlow) have all the bells and whistles, some don’t. But what most of them have in common is that they’re inherently generic: they’re built for compliance in general, not an industry or set of use cases in particular. That means you start with an empty toolkit that requires an additional investment of time and resources.
Not SigmaFlow. Our domain expertise is built into the tool with no additional configuration required to make it customized to your needs. We took a powerful technological foundation and created two industry-specific versions:
NERC compliance. SigmaFlow for electrical utilities is configured explicitly to do NERC compliance, both 693 Operations and Planning and CIP. Unlike a standard compliance tool, it is NERC-ready out-of-the-box, complete with the relevant standards and requirements, automatic updates, templates for things like RSAWs, and more.
Oil and gas industry. For oil and gas, we configured the SigmaFlow platform based on deep domain knowledge around pre-drilling activities. It integrates with your rig schedule so workflows and rig scheduling are unified, allowing you to gain visibility and increase efficiency across your operations.
Because the platform is already customized to your industry, SigmaFlow is dramatically easier to implement with far less need for professional services that other solutions, which must be immediately configured to be useful. That doesn’t mean it’s rigid, though. SigmaFlow also allows you to personalize the platform and your workflows to your specific program, extending the model and making changes as necessary to support your business needs. Plus, you can customize it easily without development resources, so whatever changes you do want to make can happen fast and cost-effectively.
What are the primary business benefits of using SigmaFlow?
At its core, SigmaFlow is about making our customers more efficient. We do that by optimizing and automating your processes. First, we identify how they are currently working, then provide visibility into the gaps and define how your processes can be improved. Next we implement those changes, removing inefficiencies and allowing you to manage by exception. As a result, you no longer need to worry about the details of your compliance program and can focus on your core business instead.
The outcomes of these process improvements are substantial and far-reaching. Customers immediately increase transparency, so everyone knows where they are in the process and how to make progress. Efficiency improves across the board, from resource management to planning activities to executing on those plans. When combined, these visibility and efficiency gains translate to the business-level metrics that matter most: reducing costs, boosting productivity, managing risk and more.
So what makes SigmaFlow different? We draw from deep domain expertise and technical experience to solve old problems in a new way. We’ve worked with hundreds of customers on NERC compliance (both CIP and 693 Operations and Planning) and in the oil and gas industry and we’ve learned from every single deployment. All of that knowledge goes back into the platform for everyone’s benefit.
SigmaFlow is not for everyone. It’s not a generic compliance automation platform for every business in every industry. It’s a purpose-built solution for electrical utilities and oil and gas companies to manage compliance more efficiently, effectively, and impactfully. We think that makes us pretty unique.
SigmaFlow is a leading provider of Process Execution solutions. The company’s NERC Compliance Solution is a real-time, evidentiary based software solution that solves the challenges of CIP & 693 Compliance. The SigmaFlow Compliance Solution manages all documents, data, and work activities while automatically collecting and building the evidence for NERC compliance in a real-time repository. SigmaFlow products place a strong emphasis on embedding domain knowledge through a process-driven template-based-architecture. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.