A subsidiary of Asia Allied Infrastructure, Hong Kong-based Chun Wo Construction specializes in mega-size integrated construction projects in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Hong Kong projects include the Central-Wanchai Bypass, Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Infrastructure, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Passenger Clearance Building, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Hong Kong Section) and the MTR Shatin to Central Link.
Beginning in 2007 Chun Wo used on-premise ERP system to help manage resources, including general and subcontractors, financial management, construction accounting, payroll and service operations. It also has a range of stand-alone reporting spreadsheets and planning tools that provide a myriad of valuable data points.
"Chun Wo has laid a solid business foundation over the past 50 years, with a constant commitment to seeking breakthroughs and innovation that help us develop and maintain our competitiveness," said Sr Lee Ka Lun, Stephen, chief executive officer, Chun Wo Construction.
The large capital construction projects face multiple challenges as it rides the transformation wave. According to Deloitte the results of late delivery, over budget and poor execution come from factors like repetitive reporting, multiple data systems, unprioritized and unorganised data, very paper-based reporting and lack of system connectivity.
“All of which makes it difficult for construction owners to find deep insights across their portfolio, reducing on-time, and on-budget performance,” noted Deloitte.
Owners of large capital projects see data analytics as an important step towards alleviating the challenges facing the industry.
For Chun Wo, it is pinning its hopes on SAP Analytics Cloud to upgrade its data management, financial reporting and business intelligence (BI) capabilities and generate high-value business insights from its legacy tools.
This creates a hybrid solution that combines high-speed, cloud-based innovation with trusted, on-premise capabilities to deliver deeper and more useable analytics insights to decision-makers across its organization.
In a press release, SAP claims the upgrade to cloud will enable the Chun Wo management team to more intuitively monitor, analyse and predict project data. Predictive tools within the analytics tools will also help the company gain better insights to accelerate decision-making.
“Chun Wo users are now empowered to extract insights from corporate data with intelligent technologies. This extends and expands Chun Wo's digital investments and puts the company in a position to reach well-informed, non-biased business decisions faster in a complete, contextual, and confident approach," said Fabian Padilla Crisol, managing director, SAP Hong Kong.