Press Release 06-12-2013 - Eric Edmonds Director of Marketing and Sales -The Utility Industry has come a long way in operational technologies over the past 10 years. From automatic meter reading (AMR) to full blown asset management software, the goals have always been the same.
“Provide utilities with an easier and more efficient way to manage their infrastructure.”
Through platforms like GIS, it is important to remember that better infrastructure management means better personnel and customer management as well.
But, have you noticed how these tech changes within the industry have segmented utilities between size and type (Water, Sewer, Gas, and Electric). Smaller utilities and even some departments in larger organizations are finding it difficult to not only sift through the influx of expensive technologies (and find what they really need) but also find something that is scalable (size) and affordable (budget).
Utilities are finding it difficult to pinpoint applications that are extremely specific and user friendly. Before now, they were left paying too much for applications with functionality they don’t need and won’t use. Why pay for functionality you won’t use? Functionality that will only confuse and keep personnel from utilizing the application.
GEO-Jobe believes that all Utility personnel deserve easy-to-use GIS applications that are available in-office and in the field. That is why we have developed three focused Utility App Packages that were specifically designed to empower utilities without breaking their budgets. The applications were built with a philosophy on a focused need, making each app extremely simple and easy-to-use.
Utility Essentials Package is comprised of an in-office Utility Operations Dashboard that provides users with focused information to drive decision making throughout the day and a Utility Mobile Map that allows personnel with smartphones and tablets to access their GIS on the go. This means that a general manager has a simple map interface that aligns with his needs as a decision maker and his field crew has a mobile map that enables them to see their infrastructure while in the field.
Field-to-Finish Package is comprised of both an in-office and mobile applications designed for data collection and updates. The GeoCollector combines the best of Esri and Trimble technology to provide users with an unmatched high accuracy data collection solution. The Editor is an application focused on in-office editing tasks required after the collection process. Your data collection process could not be more easily completed or more trusted than through this solution.
Spatial Links Package is comprised of an in-office Dashboard designed to provide users with focused information for monitoring work orders and inspections throughout the day. The Web Mobile application provides field crews with an easy to use interface with simple processes for navigating to and completing work orders and inspections in real-time.
If you are interested in seeing these application packages first-hand, you can sign up for a demo here. We look forward to showing you our other application packages in the airport and local government industries over the next few weeks.