ASCO - Who Am I
ASCO are an international oilfield support services company
providing logistics, waste management, skilled personnel, training
and many other services to the oil and gas industry.
ASCO identified a key business objective to drive better
communication between people in the company. This was complicated
by the numerous locations and range of diverse business units that
ASCO operated, coupled with a large user base. The only common
'system' in place was Microsoft's Active Directory as part of the
Windows Server platform. Everyone had a user account, but
historically no other details such as location, job title,
function, phone numbers etc. had been stored or
ASCO wanted to create a web based application which would allow
their personnel to update and maintain important information such
as job title, function, contact numbers, line manager etc.
ASCO approached Codify to develop a new contact information
system, Who Am I. After consultation with key stakeholders a scope
of work was created covering the core requirements.
The application integrates with ASCO's AD to facilitate other
applications within the business, such as Outlook. AD is an
excellent tool for storing personnel details, so the majority of
data is held within it. Common details such as locations, companies
and countries are added as lookups in a separate database.
Personnel are able to request new values for lookups, if they don't
already exist, and they are validated by administrators before
When new personnel are added to AD, administrators use a
specially designed validation screen to ensure all of their data
has a valid value.
The development of Who Am I has provided ASCO with a number of
- Personnel can modify their own details reducing the
- Better visibility of personnel contact details has helped to
- Data validation processes help to eliminate invalid data
- A number of reports help administrators to keep track of
missing details, inactive accounts and account changes
Jim Titmuss Group IT&S Director for ASCO Group stated: "Who
Am I has been a great success and we have seen significant
improvement in the level of contact between our people. It has also
allowed a very successful deployment of Microsoft Skype for
Business to be deployed globally. Codify have produced a high
quality product which is easy to use and has been well adopted by