Interoperability and Compatibility: An Introduction

Interoperability and Compatibility: An Introduction

Interoperability and Compatibility: An Introduction

A few years ago, technology companies had a hard time making sure their various software applications
worked together. In the mid 2000s, Adobe was the leader in audio, video and photo editing software.
They still are, in many respects. However, they had compatibility issues with Apple products. Apple and
Adobe didn’t get along, largely because they actively competed with one another for media editing
software. Some of these issues included longer loading times and difficulties with rendering.
These issues mostly disappeared by the 2010s, as Apple and Adobe had settled their differences and
shared the necessary information to ensure the end-user had the best experience possible. Issues with
compatibility are, in the consumer world, largely a thing of the past. PC, tablet and smart phone
operating systems can run most apps with ease. For normal consumers of technology, compatibility is a
great convenience. But in businesses, especially Oil and Gas, new software needs to work with existing software as seamlessly as possible. Delays and glitches could have drastic consequences for your
business.

In upstream oil and gas, most companies have their own proprietary software. In some cases, it was
built in-house, and there is a good chance it will not work with the lion’s share of commercial off-theshelf software. New technology needs to be delivered ready to operate with any existing systems.
Compatibly is a necessity, but interoperability would be even better, given the complexity of an Oil and
Gas well delivery.

Interoperability is where different programs and systems can interact and share processes and data. An
example in Oil and Gas scheduling might be interoperability between your organization’s asset
management system and your scheduling system. Without interoperability, you’d require a middle-man
program, like Excel, to move information from your Oil and Gas scheduler to your asset management
software.

Having your Oil and Gas scheduling software work with the rest of your software applications can save
you time and money. Generwell is built from the ground up to achieve that goal. Our Oil and Gas
software solution can be made compatible with any software you currently use. Generwell is already
compatible with most existing Oil and Gas software platforms. If you have your own proprietary
systems, you don’t need to worry. Our engineers will work with you to make sure Generwell is not only
compatible, but interoperable with your Oil and Gas software. Rolling out Generwell across your
processes will enhance the value of your existing software and will make your entire operation more
efficient.

For more information on how we can help your company, reach out to us today: https://micotan.com/contact/