So, here we are. This is Drillysis and we are pleased to make your acquaintance!
But what is Drillysis and what is its purpose? Well, at first glance, Drillysis is a cloud based borehole logging application. However, this is a huge understatement of what it actually is.
Let me take you a little back for a moment…
Being in the civil engineering profession for many years, we have worked with a whole lot of software applications to do our work. Some of them are great, some of them are more than you could ask for and some are… let me say it gently, not so great…
Almost all of them however had one thing in common. They were initially designed in earlier days of software and all their subsequent versions were walking along the same path. So you had to install the application on your desktop computer, save the files in your hard disk, keep track of your work and make sure you back it up along the way.
What about usability? This was another complex matter… Quite a few applications were developed with the purpose of solving difficult issues such as complex calculations and/or modelling and simulations. We were lucky enough to work with such applications and some of them really excel at their purpose. However some of them (if not most) were really difficult to work with, having a really steep learning curve.
All this time, apart from being engineers at work, we were also computer users who accessed the world wide web, started using smartphones and tablets and really enjoyed all the progress being made in the computing industry. Until the point where we started to “envy” the ease this progress provided to other professions.
And that’s when we decided to act.
When we started designing Drillysis here at Geosysta, we had a lot more than just borehole logging in mind. Our purpose was to take advantage of all the progress in computing and create applications that will make the everyday work/life of engineers a lot better. We set out to create a platform that would allow engineers to focus on their actual work and not have to worry about all the side tasks that need to be taken care of, in regards to the use of the software.
So what do you gain as a user of Drillysis?
For starters, you can work from anywhere you like. Be it at the office, in the field, at your home office or wherever else you have internet, you can do it. With just your username and password you can log on to Drillysis and access all your work easily.
Collaboration with your colleagues is immediate. Since all the work is stored centrally, your team can see all the changes as they happen. So you do not have to worry about which version of the file your colleague has or whether something has changed since you last worked on something. All the changes are there in front of you.
All your work is backed up daily, so you don’t have to worry about it being lost in some way. Our application is hosted on Amazon Web Services providing the guarantee of perhaps the major vendor of computing resources nowadays.
Plus, it’s really easy to use! You do not have to go through any steep learning curves and do not have to undergo long training sessions in order to be efficient. All you have to know is how to use a web browser and optionally to have used at least one windows application.
Borehole logging is only the first step. We have more coming up in the near future…