Intergraph officials said that WPS was searching for a solution to speed response time during emergencies, streamline coordination of work crews and heighten employee and customer safety. WPS determined a mobile workforce system would be the best solution to achieve these goals and selected Intergraph's InService MWFM solution as its mobile technology for future operations. WPS felt that the advantages of Intergraph's proven relationship and support, the software's functional and technical capabilities, and the total cost to implement made Intergraph a good choice to provide the mobile technology for their future operations.
Intergraph expects that its InService MWFM solution will significantly enhance WPS's emergency response by decreasing wait time for work crews using direct location dispatching. This will create more efficient storm management and promote better customer service through faster response and restoration times.
"Integrys' purchase of Intergraph's InService solution for Wisconsin Public Service firmly establishes Intergraph as a trusted supplier of critical operations technology for Integrys Energy Group," says Hank Dipietro, Vice President and General Manager, Utilities & Communications, Intergraph Corporation. "This working relationship between Integrys and Intergraph further expands Intergraph's footprint within mobile workforce technology nationwide."
WPS is a regulated electric and gas distribution company founded more than 125 years ago in Wisconsin that serves 500,000 electric customers and 317,000 natural gas customers in northeast and central Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. More than 20 district offices will depend on Intergraph's InService solution for operational support.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions including ERDAS technologies to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal and classified business.
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