Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative selects the ArcFM Solution and PragmaLINE Solutions

Electric cooperative chooses Miner & Miner technology to implement GIS and integrate with CGI’s OMS

Fort Collins, CO -- Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), an electric cooperative serving more than 130,000 customers, has chosen the turnkey solution proposed by CGI and Miner & Miner. This solution is based on Miner & Miner’s ArcFM Solution to provide an integrated ESRI-based geographic information system (GIS) with CGI’s PragmaLINE Outage Management Solution (OMS). SMECO has provided power to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southern Maryland for more than 60 years.

SMECO will migrate from their existing legacy system to the enterprise solution of ArcFM, Designer, Network Adapter, and Conduit Manager. In addition, SMECO will replace their in-house-developed trouble call logging system with CGI’s real-time PragmaLINE OMS solution. M&M will develop a GIS interface to PragmaLINE to support keeping the electric distribution data up to date. The entire solution will provide SMECO the ability to support single point of entry for design, staking, planning, and OMS. The solution will interface to the work management application, WMIS from LogicaCMG, to support design initiation & closing and job status updates. The solution will also interface to SynerGEE’s application from Advantica Stoner to support engineering analysis of the GIS network.

The complete GIS and staking solution will enable designers to provide a streamlined and cost-effective way to enter in new services and line extensions and will support up to 35 designers/staking users, 10 GIS edit users, and approximately 200 web-enabled casual users. SMECO will have a totally integrated solution that manages the electric network model from initiation and design to call management and incident management.

“These systems will afford SMECO immediate benefits, allowing us to streamline our business processes, to improve upon the integrity and accuracy of the data we already have, and ultimately to offer even better customer service and higher reliability,” said Gary Durdock, System Engineering Manager for SMECO.

About Miner & Miner
Miner & Miner (M&M) is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. M&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, M&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled M&M to become the world's leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. M&M services include implementation and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in India and Canada. CGI’s annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$2.8 billion) and at March 31, 2004, CGI’s order backlog was CDN$12.0 billion (US$9.1 billion). CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website:

About ESRI
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 1,400 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

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