Proteus Product Description

What is Proteus? 

Proteus is an ERP (enterprise resource planning software) specifically designed for the oil & gas services industry. It is a cloud-based, single, unified business management software system which encompasses back and front office functionality from project start to finish. 

Proteus is web-based with a supporting mobile app. From a technology perspective it combines 3 main platforms: 

Proteus is a new technology platform with three distinct components;

  • A state of the art, simplified ERP ( work management ) system.
  • The Proteus Marketplace – an intelligent connection engine (database) for rated freelancers.
  • Access to specific engineering software applications in the cloud.

Proteus ERP

At the heart of Proteus is a cloud-based Work Management System that in itself would be a massive leap forward for most companies.  Work Management Systems (commonly referred to as ERP systems) are not new, however they are generally viewed as complex, disliked, expensive and they often do not improve efficiency.  Proteus is unique because it is different. Proteus connects all of the key workflows used by most companies. From finding opportunities through to closing out invoices and everything in between.  The systems integrate seamlessly and are accessed via an interface designed to simplify every workflow. An ERP system that is simple to get, simple to set-up and simple to use.

Proteus Marketplace

The marketplace connects companies and freelancers who can access the marketplace, search for projects and update their profile. Companies can access the marketplace, post opportunities, search for rated freelancers and search for specific services. Once engaged through the marketplace, freelancers can be given access to a company’s Proteus account and that is it – they are now part of the team.

The marketplace connects companies and freelancers who can access the marketplace, search for projects and update their profile. Companies can access the marketplace, post opportunities, search for rated freelancers and search for specific services. Once engaged through the marketplace, freelancers can be given access to a company’s Proteus account and that is it – they are now part of the team.

At the heart of the marketplace is connectivity and this extends to more than connecting  Marketplace offers more connecting companies and freelancers.  For a small fee freelancers can operate as a virtual company and bring freelancers together to form a team.  Companies can offer their “staff” as freelancers, therefore maximising revenue.  Freelancers can offer a service as opposed to a day rate.  Companies can connect together to make collaborations simple.  Subcontracting is simplified.   In short, the marketplace changes the way an industry connects and therefore changes the way an industry operates.

Therefore, Proteus is targeted at two different client bases; energy companies, who will operate the Proteus ERP component as their main day to day work management system and who need access to resources and freelancers who are looking for projects either locally or globally.

2. How does Proteus work?

How is Proteus accessed? Proteus is cloud based on web and mobile. Benefits of the cloud include remote access from anywhere in the world, no requirement for physical desk space. 

Proteus is based on users running and working on projects. Each user has his or her own Proteus environment, regardless of whether they are a freelancer or company staff member 

When a company runs Proteus the environment the users share access to the project or company databases and project management workflows. A user can run more than one Proteus account therefore it is possible for a user to be both a team member for a company and a freelancer with two or more different Proteus profiles.