New Zealand capital chooses advanced IMS as network management system

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Broomfield, CO, Dec. 11, 2012 -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the Wellington City Council (WCC), New Zealand has chosen to utilize the powerful analysis and business intelligence capabilities of InfoNet as its network management system. The decision helps enforce Innovyze role as a market leader in the smart asset management sector for progressive water and wastewater utilities.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and home to over 200,000 people. Valued at over half a billion dollars, its sewer collection system is composed of over 1,000 km of pipe, 62 pump stations, three treatment plants, one dewatering plant, and treats 24 million liters of sewage annually.

“After an extensive tender process, Wellington City Council chose InfoNet to manage their underground assets,” explained Vaughan McEwen, WCC Team Leader. “The project was a combination of software selection and professional services to implement InfoNet as the ‘one source of truth’ for water, wastewater and stormwater asset management data. Phase 1 of the project was for stormwater and wastewater data and has been completed. Phase 2 for the water supply data is due to start later this year. Already WCC has seen significant benefits from using InfoNet, in particular the ease and time saving involved in entering new assets, and the ability to get a comprehensive understanding of the quality of their data, quickly and easily.”

InfoNet is a purpose built, out-of-the-box asset management and business intelligence system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. It leverages advanced analysis and data validation tools to ensure informed, swift and cost-effective decision making, for both day-to-day management and long-term network planning. InfoNet enables water industry managers, engineers and planners to manage, integrate, validate, analyze and report on their network data. It delivers accurate, auditable up to-date information and easy-to-use reports on network infrastructure and performance. InfoNet and its companion field solution, InfoNet Mobile, can be integrated into many applications and data sets including Esri Geodatabase, generic GIS, corporate ERP, CMMS, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modeling analysis software and other corporate applications, to give managers a single clear picture of their network infrastructure for improved decision making.

InfoNet also lets engineers and managers analyze all aspects of the network life cycle. A robust query engine enables users to filter, sort, and make complex selections related to their underground assets and related events or inspections based on virtually any criteria, while its geospatial environment lets them create thematic maps with flexible symbology and rich detail. A built-in report generator comes with dozens of standard reports plus the ability to quickly build custom reports and graphs against any piece of data stored in the system.

“Innovyze continues to invest heavily in smart asset management performance solutions because they give our customers a significant business edge,” said Innovyze Director of International Operations Andrew Brown. “WCC has joined the legion of utilities that have chosen Innovyze products because they deliver consistent, high quality engineering GIS data, enhanced efficiency and reliable, cost-effective planning capabilities. These advantages lead to measurable improvements in productivity, system performance, return on investment and customer satisfaction.”

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com. 

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