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Case Study Fusion For Energy Uses EcoSys to Manage The European Contribution to the ITER Project Identifying Goals Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union's organisation that manages Europe's contribution to ITER. The world's largest scientific partnership aiming to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. F4E executes multiple projects for the building of ITER at the site in Cadarache, France. The organisation works closely with industry and research organisations to provide the infrastructure and the components for the ITER machine. Due to the complexities of project management, long project schedules spanning up to 10 – 15 years and the project's global nature, F4E needs accurate cashflow and project lifespan estimation and tracking. Overcoming Challenges Before choosing an enterprise project performance solution, F4E had some key challenges they needed to overcome: the employees needed to cut down the time in data manipulation, information gathering and the generation of reports. This also led to issues with reliability and accuracy of reporting. To overcome these challenges, F4E now uses Hexagon's EcoSys enterprise project management solution to manage commitments and cash flow forecasts. Schedule Integration The contract managers work directly in EcoSys to enter their cashflow forecasts for all of their contracts. These are connected to Primavera Schedules, so the managers can either put their forecasted cost on a specific date in EcoSys, or associate the cost with milestones in the project schedule. When the schedule is updated, the timing of the cash flow forecast is also updated. This enables F4E to have an active cashflow forecast while providing a single source of truth as all the contracts and forecasts are managed in a central manner. Fusion for Energy, Spain Key Facts: Organisation: Fusion for Energy Description: Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union's organisation that manages the EU's contribution to ITER, the world's largest scientific partnership aiming to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. Employees: 450+ Industry: European Union Public Body Website: https://fusionforenergy. europa.eu Country: Spain Products Used: • EcoSys Key Benefits: • Project management efficiency improvement as employees focus on productive work instead of manual data manipulation • Single source of truth provides reliable reporting through data integration and automation • Increased speed and accuracy of cost forecasts throughout the project lifecycle • Standardisation of work processes ensures consistency across projects

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