Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Dynamic Panoramic is a column by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. Mr. Stojic is a renowned geospatial industry expert who shares his insights into how geospatial information is increasingly being used to drive critical decisions in organizations of all sizes.
National Irish Electrical Network Extends GIS Workflows into Business Systems
October 2nd, 2012 by Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial
Utility providers are challenged with the complex process of managing all of their field assets, which are subject to weather-related damages and vegetation growth. In addition, electrical distribution networks are often very vast and serve large populations that expect reliable services at all times.
Geospatial solutions have become the backbone for enabling and automating plots and network diagrams for fast and effective decision making. Today, many GIS technologies now interface with other business and operational management systems, which extend and integrate workflows with other business critical systems.
Intergraph recently announced that, along with its partners, Irish Mapping & GIS Solutions Limited (IMGS) and Rolta UK Limited, it was awarded a contract to supply a GIS system to ESB Networks Ltd. This project supports the planning, design, construction and day-to-day operations of the vast electrical distribution network in Ireland.
This agreement provides a tier-one business critical system with full two-way integration with SAP work, asset and customer management modules and Oracle Utilities Outage Management. Ultimately, this is a single enterprise solution for the full life cycle management of ESB’s network assets.
Large organizations require that all business and operational systems be fully integrated. For the utility sector, geospatial information is often the foundation for smarter decisions. As seen in this example, geospatial information can also serve as the foundation for driving more efficient business operations.
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