Mike Antosh, Director-Engineering Applications ServicesWith the onset of cloud, big data, and innovative digital technologies in the last two decades, the traditional engineering-based industries such as oil and gas and chemicals started moving toward IT and digitally-driven real-time monitoring systems. The key reason for the shift was to achieve an integrated workflow, greater efficiency, and swift business expansion while reducing downtime as well as the capital and operating expenses. Since early 2000, the team behind the pioneering engineering services company ProLytX has been playing an active role in helping energy firms migrate to the cloud and adopt digital technologies. Sensing the massive talent gap in simplifying the digital transformation of these engineering-intensive companies, the team doubled down on its efforts to fill the talent and knowledge gaps, which eventually led to the inception of ProLytX. Since its inception, ProLytX is striving to close the gap between engineering and IT by combining its expertise and experience in engineering, project management, database management, and programming. The company provides engineering data services, functional safety services, and specialized field services through which it delivers customized, value-added software solutions. “We create optimized solutions that streamline workflow and enhance data integrity, visibility, and systems integration within organizations,” says Mike Antosh, Director-Engineering Applications Services, ProLytX.
The company understands that the segregation of IT from the core business has created a world where IT interactions have been limited to providing break/fix services rather than predicting the future. To address this issue, team ProLytX engages with its clients to help them define goals and objectives, set up tools, and guide them to develop resources that grow with their needs in the long term. During this journey, the team understands the client’s data and accordingly builds a solution that would best meet their needs. “For clients who purchase new software but lack the knowledge to utilize it, we guide them on its application,” says Antosh. “In instances where clients are already using the software in various locations, we standardize the data and coach the users to leverage it extensively.” Such an approach significantly solves the issues created due to poor planning.
We create optimized solutions that streamline workflow and enhance data integrity, visibility, and systems integration within organizations
ProLytX’s functional safety services are aimed at shifting the paradigm from a traditionally manual workflow to a programmatic one for improved data and quality control. These services are categorized into three key elements—assessment, deliverable-creation, and third-party verification. The company’s field services, on the other hand, help clients validate information and findings that may arise from a technology perspective. While it is advantageous to use low-cost centers or highly automated technology, traditional IT solutions fall short on their practical application.
With such efficient services, ProLytX has earned a rich clientele. A case in point, the company was approached by a client who purchased complex software designed to analyze and correlate data across multiple engineering sources. Although the client received initial training on using the software by the vendor, it needed a coach who had the technical knowledge, engineering applicability, and the expertise to apply knowledge to the engineering data. ProLytX supplied an expert internal team that had the requisite skills to assess the client requirements and address them comprehensively. The client soon began gaining the return on investment on the software.
ProLytX has grown into a leading global company today with more than 85 experts across the globe. As for the future, the company plans to expand its software development capabilities to augment existing industry applications such as AutoCAD. In addition, ProLytX intends to grow in areas of process engineering and 3D modeling.