Santa Rosa, Calif., standardizes on Incuity Software as solution for municipal departments

The city of Santa Rosa (CA) Utilities Department has standardized on the company's Incuity EMI™ software for implementing business intelligence solutions across multiple municipal databases and computing applications used to run city utilities operations. This includes SCADA, LIMS and enterprise asset management for the water supply, wastewater and sewer systems for both the city and the subregional wastewater treatment and reclamation system...

SCADA, LIMS and enterprise asset management coordination includes water, wastewater utility systems.

MISSION VIEJO, CA, Nov. 16, 2006 -- Incuity Software Inc., a leading developer of real-time business intelligence (BI) software for manufacturing enterprises, today announced that the City of Santa Rosa (CA) Utilities Department has standardized on the company's Incuity EMI™ software for implementing business intelligence solutions across multiple municipal databases and computing applications used to run city utilities operations.

With a population of more than 150,000 people, Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, one of California's famed wine producing areas. The Utilities Department is responsible for water supply, wastewater and sewer systems for both the city and the subregional wastewater treatment and reclamation system. The department operates three separate supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for managing all of the facilities involved; a laboratory information management system (LIMS); an enterprise asset management system; and systems for managing environmental data collection and reporting to state and federal regulatory agencies.

"Each of these major control and computing systems was created separately over the years as our utilities operations grew, and unfortunately we had to deploy separate data collection, analysis and reporting systems for each," said John Joyner, Department Technology Coordinator. "Several years ago we started searching for a single solution that would allow us to gather, visualize, analyze and report on data from all of these different sources and databases, but there was no one answer that met our needs and was affordable.

"We've now found a solution in Incuity that lets us not only fulfill on our SCADA master plan but takes us to the next level and provides a business intelligence approach that covers all of our Utilities Department operations," Joyner added. "We're now configuring applications that will let us blend business and control information from multiple data sources to help our managers make better business decisions. We'll be able to provide services to the city and the region more efficiently, which should reduce costs so that we can provide more services without increasing budgets. We'll also optimize and streamline our environmental reporting capabilities so that they represent less of an overhead burden on our operating departments."

Incuity EMI provides standards-based connectivity to just about any database system, to all of the most popular process historians and to more than 100 different families of real-time control data sources. It can connect to virtually any data source in small, medium and large companies, from plant floor systems to enterprise business applications. It offers sophisticated capabilities for manipulating, viewing and sharing data throughout larger organizations to support better business decisions about production operations. Incuity can access information over any network, using standard browsers, and process it as requested so users can analyze it from within the application software they already use to do their jobs -- whether it's word processors, spreadsheets, graphics, data mining, business intelligence or other programs.

Incuity conducts regular web events on business intelligence for manufacturing. The "Introduction to Business Intelligence for Manufacturing" web events show how users can deploy Incuity's BI for manufacturing software to improve their companies' performance, productivity and profitability. The Incuity how-to series on "Building Business Intelligence Solutions for Manufacturing" covers how to access, correlate, analyze, visualize and act on manufacturing and business data from all the systems in users' manufacturing enterprises.

Incuity Software Inc. (www.incuity.com), based in Mission Viejo, CA, is a pioneer in the creation of data management systems for reporting, analysis and business intelligence applications in manufacturing and process companies. More than 45,000 seats of the company's products have been installed since 1998, in 13 languages and in more than 40 countries. In addition to its headquarters operations in California, Incuity has regional offices in Nevada and Massachusetts in the U.S. as well as in Sydney, Australia; Duesseldorf, Germany; and Johannesburg, South Africa. The company also maintains a Professional Services group in Burlington, ON, Canada.

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