Hollywood, Fla., utility automates asset management

April 13, 2005
The Hollywood, Fla., Public Utilities Department produces over 7 billion gallons of treated drinking water a year and maintains over 528 miles of water lines making up the water distribution system servicing the city. It picked Accela Asset Management as its new maintenance management information system to automate all work orders, inspections, costing, and maintenance schedules...

DUBLIN, CA, April 11, 2005 -- Accela Inc., a provider of government enterprise management software solutions, announced today that Hollywood, Fla., has selected Accela Asset ManagementTM as the city's new maintenance management information system. The system will automate all work orders, inspections, costing, and maintenance schedules for the city's Public Utilities Department. The department is responsible for providing potable water to the citizens of Hollywood and collecting, treating and disposing of wastewater and storm water in an environmentally sound manner.

The software will provide the city with a centralized database, giving employees the ability to share data easily and have access to the most up-to-date information about a particular asset, inspection or work order. The application offers both system-defined and user-defined fields to allow the city to configure the system to meet its specific business requirements. It also will be able to integrate with the city's existing GIS database to provide relevant geographic data about assets and resources.

"Accela's recent entry into the asset management market has proved extremely successful-even when we are up against companies that have been in this space for decades," remarked Dr. Robert P. Lee, Accela's president and CEO. "The application offers agencies a highly flexible and technically superior product that can be scaled to meet the needs of any agency."

The city issued its RFP for the new system in April 2004 and announced Accela's selection in April 2005.

Located in southeastern Florida, Hollywood is home to more than 140,000 residents. The city joins several jurisdictions in Florida already utilizing Accela solutions. These include: Altamonte Springs, Bay County, Clearwater, Dade County, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Hillsborough County, Jackson County, Key Biscayne, Lee County, Leon County, Martin County, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Miramar, Orange County, Orlando, Osceola County, Pinellas County, Plantation, Reedy Creek Improvement District, South Florida Water Management Agency, Tallahassee, and Winter Springs.

Accela (www.accela.com), of Dublin, Calif., develops award-winning enterprise systems for asset management, emergency response, licensing, permitting, planning, public health, and many other processes for government agencies of all sizes. Accela's software solutions manage critical public sector applications for thousands of departments in major metro areas, cities, and counties such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego County, and many others.

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