Consultants have to juggle mountains of complex data, multiple projects, and a host of stakeholders – often in separate locations.  

Here are five reasons Seequent Central makes that job easier, cutting down time and errors through collaboration, so that they deliver faster, more confident results to clients.  

«What we didn’t have was a way to share data which complemented our collaborative company approach and philosophy. We’d done things in the traditional project-specific way of uploading and sharing data in difficult to manage cloud directory structures.»

Shawn Hood, Principal Geologist and Vice President of Technical Services at GoldSpot

“Every part of consulting is about managing the data. It starts with how you collect the data and then organise it in a way to understand it, come back to it, reinterpret it, and build on it as more and more information comes in, to improve your understanding.”

Wayne Barnett, Principal Structural Geologist at SRK Consulting

“We suddenly had a very simple and straightforward way and it saved us a tremendous amount of time. We knew the version and when it was made. We knew we had the most current geological interpretation, and we captured notes and caveats from our colleagues.”

Shawn Hood, Principal Geologist and Vice President of Technical Services at GoldSpot

“We have multiple consultants that often work on the same project. [Seequent Central’s] ability to keep track of who has done what in each project has been really useful, as we can see exactly which project was last used and by whom.”

Wayne Barnett, Principal Structural Geologist at SRK Consulting

“We used to spend, literally, hours trying to find the right versions and track the right versions on the server, now we always know exactly what the latest version is.” 

Wayne Barnett, Principal Structural Geologist at SRK Consulting

Collaborate across multiple locations

Staying on top of multiple projects is demanding, especially when they involve various clients, teams, time zones, and stakeholders. Central holds all of your data in one place that your team can access anytime, from anywhere.

Visualise, track, and manage that data in a secure, cloud-based environment. When you finish an update to a geological model in Leapfrog, simply share it to Central and other team members have instant access.

Central serves as a shared data hub for all file types, from photos, meshes, and CAD files, to Excel documents. With all data in one location, you can see and manage the full scope of each project.

“We have multiple consultants that often work on the same project. [Seequent Central’s] ability to keep track of who has done what in each project has been really useful, as we can see exactly which project was last used and by whom.” He continues, “Whereas before we used to spend, literally, hours trying to find the right versions and track the right versions on the server, now we always know exactly what the latest version is.”  Wayne Barnett, Principal Structural Geologist at SRK Consulting

Always know the latest version

View a complete timeline of updates, changes, and comments made to your geological interpretations – as well as who made them – with Central’s audit trail.

There’s no need to send emails back and forth, dig through your inbox, or search through hard drives to know which project files are the most recent. As well, you can quickly go back through previous interpretations to see where certain changes came from – and revert to previous models if needed.

Being able to collaborate on a single, version-controlled geological model means your team can turn around updates to clients faster with less chance for errors.

“We suddenly had a very simple and straightforward way and it saved us a tremendous amount of time. We knew the version and when it was made. We knew we had the most current geological interpretation, and we captured notes and caveats from our colleagues.” Shawn Hood, Principal Geologist and Vice President of Technical Services at GoldSpot.

Bring all geoscience data together

Staying connected and actively providing new geological insights is a key part of the consultant’s role. Central simplifies sharing information by bringing remote team members and critical project data together. 

“What we didn’t have was a way to share data which complemented our collaborative company approach and philosophy. We’d done things in the traditional project-specific way of uploading and sharing data in difficult to manage cloud directory structures,” Shawn Hood, Principal Geologist and Vice President of Technical Services at GoldSpot.

Organise files and control who has access them within the Central Browser. Here, you can quickly switch between projects to collaborate with different team members – without fear that client data will be incorrectly shared or lost.

When your project is hosted in the cloud, files are accessible to anyone with permissions in any location – not just from one person’s laptop or hard drive.

Communicate your interpretations visually

As a consultant, you have a complex story to tell. Clients and stakeholders may not have the time or expertise to read in-depth reports or interpret data.

“Getting geological ideas into 3D, digitally, is faster with Leapfrog than with other methods I have used. Being on site for 16 days, we made observations to decide which data we could use from the client, where to verify uncertain areas, and where to add extra data points ourselves,” says Shawn. 

Central allows you to create and send 3D visualisations of Leapfrog models – simply by sharing a link. Clients can slice sections, rotate the model, view your comments, and add their own feedback. They get a clear picture of what the data means, which gives them confidence to make decisions based on your insights.

When a client or stakeholder requires more project transparency or is more technical, they can join your Central project if they already use Central. If not, they can be easily added to your Central team.

Show results to clients, faster

Whether team members are working with geology or geophysics: The faster their expertise and data can come together to build an interpretation – the faster you can deliver results to clients.

“Every part of consulting is about managing the data. It starts with how you collect the data and then organise it in a way to understand it, come back to it, reinterpret it, and build on it as more and more information comes in, to improve your understanding.”  Wayne Barnett, Principal Structural Geologist at SRK Consulting

Central brings teams together to collaborate on the same data and models in an auditable, version-controlled environment. Team members can add comments, annotations, and ask questions – then instantly update their interpretations based on feedback and the latest data. 

Save time looking for files and following up with colleagues with Central, so you can spend it doing what you do best – interpreting the data.

Impress clients with faster results and turnaround time, as well as the most accurate models built on the shared expertise of your whole team.

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