National Grid Exploits Geography in its Business Transformation Programme

October 08, 2009 -- National Grid Gas has selected ESRI (UK), the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) solutions, to provide the geo-spatial components for its Gas Distribution Front Office Transformation Programme. This is a major initiative to upgrade a large number of National Grid’s front office IT systems in a drive to improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service. ESRI (UK)’s selection follows a global open tender procurement process which included all major GIS vendors.

Over 80% of National Grid’s operational and management decisions have a spatial context; from asset management, engineering analysis and design to operations, marketing and finance. GIS enables this information to be more effectively combined, analysed, visualised and shared. The Gas Distribution Front Office Transformation Programme will exploit this through the integration of ESRI’s desktop, web and mobile GIS systems with National Grid’s asset and work management solutions. The overall system will be deployed in stages to cover National Grid’s main business functions; asset maintenance, emergency response, repair and construction.

Corinne Lury, Senior IT Manager at National Grid says “We ran a robust process to ensure we selected the best GIS product and supplier to deliver our requirements and also deliver the Geospatial components into a wider business transformation programme. From a technical perspective integration is key requiring close working between all our product vendors. We are pleased to be working with ESRI (UK) as we move forward on our exciting journey.”

Richard Waite, Managing Director of ESRI (UK) commented “We are delighted that National Grid has chosen ESRI (UK) to support such an important transformation project. We pride ourselves on our domain knowledge and our ability to work with our customers to understand their specific needs. GIS is now recognised as a critical enterprise capability, rather than a specialist, back office technology. We look forward to helping National Grid ensure the success of this project and to supporting their business longer term.”



Read the complete story ...


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
Geospatial Systems Administrator for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at arnold, MO
Senior Mechanical Engineer for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Arlington, VA
Avionics System Engineer for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Arlington, VA
Geospatial Analyst - Senior for BAE Systems Intelligence & Security at Springfield, VA
Mechanical Design Engineer 3 for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, MI
Upcoming Events
ArcGIS: Introduction at Environmental and Natural Resource Building 14 College Farm Rd New Brunswick NJ - Feb 1 - 22, 2018
International LiDAR Mapping Forum at Hyatt Regency 650 15th Street, Denver CO - Feb 5 - 7, 2018
Automated ISR & Battle Management Summit at Mary M. Gates Learning Center Alexandria VA - Feb 13 - 14, 2018
2018 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit at USC Radisson Hotel 3540 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles CA - Feb 23, 2018
Teledyne Optech
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
Teledyne:
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise