Creating automated solutions
for positive business impact

10 years working with Sydney Water

Communication and collaboration are the key to 10 years of success working with Sydney Water. Sydney Water have been key to our company's growth and success. We are very proud of the work we have done thanks to the relationship that has been developed over the years. As with all of our clients, our focus on building and developing a strong relationship has given us a unique and tacit understanding of Sydney Water’s current and future business needs. Learn more about the SWDelivery portal, the cloud-based application enabling Sydney Water’s Program Delivery team and their System & Asset Planning Team. to effectively initiate, collaborate on and manage the progress of design and construction projects with Design Consultants, Delivery Contractors and other project team members.

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Benefits of Online Timesheets

Manual timesheet management can be time consuming, and inefficient, with inaccuracies becoming costly mistakes that may not be revealed for a long time. An online timesheet system has clear bottom line benefits which are evident from day one.

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DLP case study

Defect Manager contacted finao 18 months ago with a business problem, they needed an online defect management system that was customised to their specific business workflow requirements. Furthermore the system had to be flexible, scaleable and could be accessed from any device by a range of users.

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Working with existing systems

Quite often a company would have existing or legacy systems that would provide specific solutions for a variety of business requirements. Certain business units (such as procurement, HR, finance, operations or IT) would have specific systems that suit that specific business unit . A system may provide one or more solutions but rarely not all requirements and often they don't integrate nicely with others. This can mean that multiple systems are utilised by the company that don't talke to each other.

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Managing workflow and tasks

One of the outcomes of this pandemic is that it has changed how we work. Working remotely has become standard across organisations. But how do you manage task workflow, understand the status of various tasks (in the workflow) and manage accountability whilst also keeping stakeholders informed?

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Applied Intelligence

Applied Intelligence is a smart, efficient and more effective approach to collecting and processing data. Applied Intelligence can automate actions to generate value to the business. finao uses Applied Intelligence to produce a specific workflow or outcome based on the data, or combination of data entered. We take online forms to the next level to make sure they add value, meet you business requirements and, where possible, deliver multiple benefits.

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Partnering for success

Towards the end of 2019, Sydney Water engaged the market for the delivery of an online Shared Purchasing Directory as a platform to provide information on all third party sourced goods and services, their suppliers and related contracts. In identifying key requirements for the solution, Sydney Water had a mix of standard needs that could be met by off-the-shelf capabilities, but also some custom requirements that were needed for the integration of the solution into Sydney Water’s IT and Business environments.

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SWMS

A SWMS is a SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT. It is a document that sets out the high-risk work activities to be carried out at a workplace, the hazards arising from these activities and the measures to be put in place to control the risks. SWMS are required for the 18 high risk construction work activities defined in the WHS Regulations. At finao, we have developed an online SWMS system that can be customised to meet your business AND 'safe work' requirements.

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We’re excited to announce that we’re rebranding

After 11 years we decided it was time to refresh our branding. To that end we are delighted to launch our new logo. The new logo has a more vibrant orange, this orange conveys excitement and enthusiasm. As part of our new brand identity, our company name will be written slightly differently; from FiNAO to finao and our platform product PRiME will be written as prime.

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Competencies and Inductions

finao allows the competency / induction process to be moved from the current manual process to an efficient and automated online system providing relevant real-time information and reports. finao allows the process to be self managed by employees and contractors with verification and approvals against relevant competencies for the job in hand from any smart device. Furthermore, when integrated with other finao modules the system can ensure that employees and contractors are not sent on projects / work sites or allowed to complete forms (such as site diaries or pre-start forms) without being compliant.

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COVID-19 Reporting form

At finao, we understand that we must anticipate and respond fast to requirements. This is especially at the forefront of our efforts now, in the face of the rapidly unfolding events of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health, safety and wellbeing of the community is important to us and to our clients. We have developed a COVID-19 Reporting form which provides a standardised approach to recording the details of potential COVID-19 cases and deciding on next steps.

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prime: Latest features

At finao, we are continually pushing ourselves to evolve and improve our prime product to ensure we keep up with the ever-changing business environment of our clients and the legislation that drives that need for change. Our strength lies in our ability to listen to our client's needs and value their feedback - so much so, that our product plan is based on, and guided by, user feedback.

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On-boarding and Off-boarding

The on and off boarding process for users is an important consideration for any IT system. A sound on and off boarding process ensures that users can only access what they need to access, the user is authenticated and access can be revoked as required. The on boarding process ensures that users are authenticated and 'Principle Of Least access Privilege' (POLP) is applied (POLP works by allowing only enough access to perform the role / required task).

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Automated Workflow

finao specialises in automating workflow. Workflows are like stories, they usually have a start and an end (and sometimes a middle). In the business world workflows are important as it usually means data is being passed between people in a predetermined flow (in accordance with business requirements).

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finao Site Diaries

Implement a finao Site Diary into your organisation to get the information you need to make informed business decisions in real time. Site diaries come in many forms with many different names / descriptors. At the end of the day, whatever you call it, the form does the same thing - A Site Diary captures data from any given site on any given day.

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We've been busy at finao with these new features!

At finao, we are continually pushing ourselves to evolve and improve our prime product to ensure we keep up with the ever-changing business environment of our clients and the legislation that drives that need for change. We pride ourselves on our ability to configure our client's systems to fit their organisation's needs, thus providing a positive digital experience which they are in control of.

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We Invest in your Security: Aligning to ISO 27001 standards

Information and data have become the most valuable, yet vulnerable, asset for most organisations as they provide intelligence and affect commercial advantage. The general public and organisations alike are increasingly aware that protecting these assets from compromise or loss must be of the highest priority. At finao, we are fully committed to protecting the security of your data, as well as ours, and we do so by aligning ourselves to the highest globally recognised standard: ISO 27001.

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We are growing!

At finao we recognise that our most valuable and powerful asset is our people. As we continue to lead and disrupt the digitisation space, the main challenge is to expand our team with great people who are aligned with our mission of delivering industry leading, customised digital management systems that exceed our client expectations. We are excited to announce our most recent hire, who will contribute to key areas of our business.

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Handling a growing user base in a cloud environment

At finao, we have grown from hosting a small set of users on single instances to providing enterprise-grade infrastructure solutions for host services that provide clients with high transactional throughput to meet their specific business requirements. While we are still using the same basic stack as we did 8 years, we have developed and progressed to where we are now

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Digitisation: Opportunity not a threat

Australia’s booming population growth has created a need for new water infrastructure and more maintenance on existing assets to cater for the increased demand. With so many projects underway it’s essential that they are managed properly on all levels and contractors are competent and compliant with legislation and safety requirements, meaning efficiency is key.

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