It’s challenging to build quality, reliable controls integrated with software
If you are considering or struggling with the task of building your own controls, we invite you to compare and contrast carefully with purchasing FracCommand.
Advanced Measurements has invested over 50,000 man hours of software engineering in our FracLink platform. We have full end-to-end manufacturing; product management, software development, hardware R&D, testing labs, manufacturing facilities, Q/A labs, project management, distribution, a global support and service team, and world-class training with established course material.
As our customer, you get to leverage our investment in leading hardware and software innovation.
You can adapt and integrate FracCommand into your equipment plans — premium controls installed in a fraction of the time it would take for you to create them in-house. And, you can count on us to continue to innovate. On-going engineering product development and improvement in all aspects of FracCommand will ensure leading edge controls based on best technology available.
Software engineering requires software quality processes
Over time, Advanced Measurements has installed many software engineering quality processes across our product lines such as automated testing, automated builds, having dedicating testing resources and team, creating simulation devices and technology tools for equipment simulation. Best-in-class software development also comes with high level source code management and repositories, a multi-year experienced development team with architects, senior and junior developers, and library creation / management.
Of course, we don’t create all these processes ourselves. Like you, we leverage from outside vendors; for e.g. source control systems and bug tracking purchased from other companies with those core competencies.
We make the FracCommand Suite. That’s all we do. That’s our focus and commitment so you can do what you do.
Still considering building your own? Here’s your 11-point checklist:
- Is this my core competency as a pressure pumping organization?
- Where do I find the resources to do the design, development, testing, QA and management of the control systems?
- What happens when my key people leave? Do they take all their knowledge with them?
- How long will it take to build out and what is the risk of waiting for delivery of the control systems?
- How will I train my operators on our controls?
- How will we provide infield support to our operators?
- How much will this all cost to build and sustain organizational capabilities?
- Documenation costs and overhead
- Ongoing development improvement and deployment efforts
- How do I keep up with what is happening in the industry for new trends and advances in Frac controls
- How will my controls differentiate our job performance?