German water supplier chooses Intergraph for infrastructure management

Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Nordostwürttemberg (NOW) has chosen Intergraph to replace its existing geographic information system and improve the efficiency of its water distribution operations...

HUNTSVILLE, AL, Apr. 21, 2009 -- Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Nordostwürttemberg (NOW), a long-distance water supplier in Germany, has chosen Intergraph® to fully replace its existing geographic information system (GIS) and improve the efficiency of its water distribution operations. NOW is the third long-distance water supplier in the Baden-Württemberg area of Germany to choose Intergraph for its infrastructure management needs.

"The new system from Intergraph is very open and powerful and can run on our existing Oracle database," said Ernst Rommel, CEO of NOW. "We expect this to significantly improve the way we store and leverage data across our utility, leading to faster, more efficient processes and improved service to 100 cities and municipalities and 600,000 inhabitants."

The Intergraph solution will be used to document NOW's complete long-distance water supply network, along with all of its technical assets. The solution will provide consistent support for the company's planning, construction and operational processes, as well as for infrastructure service and maintenance.

Intergraph infrastructure management technology is open and can seamlessly import, process and export data from external systems such as computer-aided design (CAD) applications, allowing NOW to take full advantage of its enterprise data. Users will also be able to access all of the asset data via a simple Web browser from any workstation in the company for maximum speed and efficiency.

"The increasing adoption of our solutions by discerning German water utilities and our displacement of a well-known existing solution at NOW prove that water providers trust Intergraph to deliver more powerful geospatial systems to manage their critical infrastructure assets," said Maximilian Weber, Utilities & Communications manager for Intergraph.

Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Nordostwürttemberg (NOW) is a supplier of high-quality water to 100 cities and municipalities with nearly 600,000 inhabitants in Baden-Württemberg, a federal state of Germany. The utility strives around the clock to provide safe, clean water at a fair price as well as to protect the resource for the future.

Intergraph is a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data.


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