NZ’s second largest electric and gas utility company to expand and upgrade GIS
Fort Collins, CO, September 25, 2007-- Powerco, New Zealands’s second largest electricity and gas utility company, has selected Telvent Miner & Miner to replace its existing GIS solution. The solution consists of ArcFM, ArcFM Viewer and Network Adapter from Telvent Miner & Miner, ArcGIS® software from ESRI, and professional services consisting of data conversion, data modeling and system configuration delivered by TM&M’s business partner, Eagle Technology. This contract makes Telvent Miner & Miner is now the de facto standard for GIS software in the NZ utility sector and reinforce Eagle's position as the country's number one GIS solution provider.
“We selected this team's GIS solution to replace our existing system as the overall proposal best suited our particular requirements,” says Blane Evans-Parker, Information Services Manager at Powerco. “The track record of successful implementations and post-project support, ArcFM and ArcGIS’s ability to integrate cleanly with our existing JD Edwards financial package and Oracle back-end database, and the quality of their software solutions all contributed to the decision.” The solution is expected to go live in December 2007.
“Powerco was very specific in that they wanted a commercial off-the-shelf solution (COTS) which would require minimal custom development or modification to meet their business requirements,” says Peng Aik Lim, National GIS Account Director at Eagle. “Telvent Miner & Miner’s ArcFM extensions provide industry-standard data models and functionality and are, as a result, exactly what Powerco specified. By acquiring a COTS solution, Powerco will be able to quickly implement the solution and begin to realize a rapid return on investment. TM&M’s ArcFM solution offers an unparalleled level of functionality for the management of electric, gas, water/wastewater and telecommunications networks in a single software package.”
The project is significant because Powerco’s current GIS solution was becoming unsupportable. “We had already developed a number of GIS-based business processes which we wanted to retain with the new system,” says Evans-Parker. “We wanted to ensure that the proposed system could enhance our current processes and cleanly integrate with our existing solutions.”
“At Powerco we are constantly improving our systems and procedures to deliver quality outcomes for our stakeholders,” concludes Evans-Parker. “To do this we have elected to adopt top-end technology, ArcFM and ArcGIS, which will enable us to improve data quality and consistency by consolidating all of our data into a single, normalized Geodatabase. These solutions will also help us streamline our business processes by eliminating unnecessary steps and standardizing business processes. We pride ourselves on bringing onboard innovative technology to help us deliver outstanding service to our customer base, and we are confident that our choice in solutions and partners will continue this tradition of excellence.”
Telvent Miner & Miner (TM&M) is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. TM&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, TM&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled TM&M to become the world's leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. TM&M services include implementation, integration, and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit www.telvent.com/miner/.
For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,700 business partners. ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com/.
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, specializes in high value-added products, services and integrated solutions for the Energy, Transportation, Environment and Public Administration industry segments, as well as Global IT Services. Its innovative technology and client-proven expertise enable the efficient and secure real-time management of operational and business processes for industry-leading companies worldwide. www.telvent.com/.