Combining IT expertise with industry experience to improve your profitability

We help organisations to better manage knowledge and collaborative processes by using IT solutions.

Managing knowledge and collaborative processes in this way improves safety, efficiency, control and improves participation across the workforce.

Our particular strength is that FoCul was founded by experienced Engineers from industry and this allows us to understand manufacturing environments ( and all their associated functions ) much better than normal IT companies.

We believe in long lasting relationships where we work proactively with our customers to help them get the most from our applications. Our customer feedback is very humbling.

About us

FoCul is unusual for an IT company. FoCul was started in 2000 by practising Engineers who were frustrated at the lack of good software for managing knowledge and collaborative processes.

Our whole approach is around our team of experienced Engineers and IT Developers delivering the excellent service and solutions that we would have wanted as manufacturing professionals.

We understand what it is like to be you and how to deliver projects into your busy environments.

We also understand that our role is as a long term partner ensuring that your software solutions continue to be both effective and efficient as your needs change.

You can read more about us and how we work here.


Our solutions are about managing knowledge and collaborative processes. In simple terms of you need a team to share information and stage gate processes efficiently then that is what we do.

We deliver these solutions using highly configurable “off the shelf” products ( see below ) or by developing bespoke solutions specifically to solve your problems.

Typical solutions include Asset Integrity and Management, Production Shift Logs, Risk Assessments, Skills and Roles Management, Customer Portals and HSE Reporting.

Our solutions :

  • Reduce cost
  • Enhance control
  • increase competitiveness

You can read more about our solutions here.


We have developed a powerful and highly configurable application framework called FoCul Mosaic which underpins all of our solutions. Using this framework approach significantly improves robustness and reduces the costs for our customers.

We have pre-configured a number products on Mosaic to make deployment easier but these are really just examples of what we can do :

Think of Wikipedia but with a page for every pump, turbine, vessel showing all of the available knowledge about that asset.

We developed Operations Wiki as a way of bringing together all of the information needed to operate your plant.

In a very simple sense it is like an electronic shift log or production log but with SOPs, Task Management, OEE, KPIs and other Operations Tools included.

Logistics Wiki was developed to allow the different teams working on goods deliveries on process plants to collaborate better in managing these relatively complex business processes.

Using Logistics Wiki allows all of the different stakeholders to see the latest plans and easily contribute information. Authorised people can also quickly adjust the plan by simply dragging and dropping the delivery slots on the screen.

Formal processes to control important documents are fundamental to  safe and efficient operations and yet there is a need to incorporate a wide range of views into these documents.

Document Wiki provides a means to efficiently manage controlled documents along with tools that allow individuals to contribute their feedback on documents to help withe the next release.

Document Wiki also tracks who should read and who has read documents so that the management team can have more assurance that the teams are using the latest methods. Individuals are tracked as Aware, Competent or Expert in each document.

The FoCul Management of Change for Process Safety ( MOC ) application has been developed from best practices in the process and utility sectors and incorporates the recommendations made in the Guidelines for the Management of Change for Process Safety published by the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the AIChE.

The application improves control, efficiency and auditability while also making the Management of Change process more inclusive.

Acquiring knowledge and experience is expensive but if organisations can re-use that knowledge and experience then the investment will benefit the organisation greatly. Conversely if organisations keep re-inventing the wheel or making the same mistakes then the additional costs become prohibitive.

This application makes it easier for organisations to share project or product knowledge more effectively.

The FoCul Action Manager application provides a robust system for ensuring that important actions are completed.

Many processes such as Hazops, Root Cause Analysis, Safety Reporting etc. generate important actions that need to be implemented to improve performance or reduce risk. Traditionally these actions have been managed on multiple spreadheets with actionees having to inform a central administrator about changes.

This application has been developed to allow organisations to manage actions more efficiently and more robustly.


Consulting Services

Our passion is helping organisations to make processes and the management of knowledge more efficient and effective.

We have extensive experience of manufacturing, business, operational and engineering environments from our own industrial experience and from deploying over 500 applications into business.

In addition to providing products or repeatable solutions we also offer stand-alone services from “Trusted Advisor” through to Domino hosting and licencing.

You can read more about our service here.