VUEWorks 2009, which now supports ESRI’s ARCServer 9.3.1, is a scalable suite of software modules for managing work processes, capturing citizen concerns, and executing preventive maintenance with a minimal investment of time and money. At its highest level, VUEWorks is a strategic asset management solution that incorporates condition assessment, risk analysis, valuation, budget forecasting, and project cost estimating for managing any asset through it’s lifetime.
Highlights of VUEWorks 2009 VUEWorks 2009 has been re-designed to allow organizations to retrieve key asset data, apply work-management practices, and develop strategic asset management programs for any infrastructure physical asset.
A new Facilities Module provides flexible tracking of any asset that is typically not identified as part of the GIS data. Facilities (such as pump stations, treatment plants, and fire/police stations), vehicle fleets, and campuses can be hierarchically structured down to the individual asset level. Facilities can be linked to GIS assets for easy selection from the map. Individual assets such as pumps, motors, valves, switches, controls, etc. can include values for condition, valuation, and work history. VUEWorks 2009 also delivers features that make it easier than ever to connect with SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and other systems through the enhanced ODBC compliant Data Link features. With the data in place you can use it to trigger Work Orders automatically from SCADA data.
VUEWorks also enables roadway condition assessment and prioritization,, including recording the severity and extents of pavement distresses comparable to ASTM standards. Pavement condition can be color-coded and linked in real time to GIS data. Cost estimates for pavement repair projects can include all affected assets including sidewalks, curbs, guardrails, drainage, lights, signals, etc. Users can also create multi-year budget scenarios based on deterioration curves, and can automatically trigger different types of jobs (repair options) based on where the segment falls on the deterioration curve.
“This is the most powerful version of VUEWorks yet,” commented Rod Lovely, P.E., VUEWorks’ Vice President of Product Management. “The new Facilities Module and re-modularization truly extends VUEWorks capabilities and allows organizations to comprehensively manage their physical infrastructure, even on a tight budget.”
Beta customer quotes “The new VUEWorks Facilities module allows us to easily enter and access information that is not in our GIS data. This module allows other departments without a robust GIS dataset to use VUEWorks as an asset management solution.”—Tyler Erickson, GIS Technician for the City of Burnsville, Minnesota
“VUEWorks 2009 has helped implement Asset Management in our organization. We started with the Work Order Module. The transition from paper Work Orders to the electronic Work Order system has been very smooth. We are now moving into the Facilities Module which will help track all the work performed to our assets in a more detailed level.”—Pat Giralt, P.E., Information Systems Engineer, Department of Environmental Services, Summit County, Ohio
“VUEWorks 2009’s capabilities make it an ideal Asset and Maintenance Management solution for many of our clients that have made a commitment to develop GIS inventories of their Water, Sanitary, and Stormwater Sewer Systems.”—Nathaniel Norton, GIS Director, Tighe & Bond
“VUEWorks’ updated Menu is more intuitive and easy to use. I especially like being able to access the ‘Facilties Module’ as a child of a particular system module (Sanitary Sewer, Storm Drain, Water). The linking of documents, work orders, and service calls to individual assets/features can help identify potential problem areas within a system, and document any maintenance and/or corrective action taken at a given location. Finally, the VUEWorks Work Order Entry Screen can now be configured to resemble existing work order form(s) that a client may have already developed.—Mike Wottrich, Senior Staff GIS Analyst, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
About VUEWorks, Inc. VUEWorks Inc. develops, markets, and supports affordable, web-enabled, integrated GIS Asset and Work Management solutions that help local governments, utilities, corporations, schools, theme parks, and other organizations track the condition, minimize failure risk, optimize expenditures and service delivery of their physical assets. VUEWorks is a privately-held corporation founded in 2004 and headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire. For more information, visit: www.vueworks.com
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