Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the fourth quarter 2013 release of InfoView Water. Designed in response to the needs of the small utility community and its engineering consulting firms, this power tool gives users fast, easy access to powerful network modeling information and functionality without special modeling expertise.
The new product allows small utilities to easily access the network hydraulic and water quality data and functions of their consultant-built modeling systems, greatly enhancing their ability to smoothly run their businesses, solve complex issues and make more informed, action-oriented decisions. With a fixed scope that addresses specific business processes, InfoView Water can be implemented instantly to deliver fast return on investment.
Small water utilities face the same operational challenges, regulations and requirements, and increased expectations for excellence in customer service as their larger counterparts — but they must meet them with fewer resources. While they require access to accurate geospatial water distribution information, they lack the financial resources to build, calibrate and maintain a custom GIS-based network model.
Through InfoView Water, these water utilities now have access to the same software information that larger utilities can afford. They can leverage the models produced by their consultant-built systems to get an accurate, timely picture of their network performance and develop improved network management and operational alternatives — all at a cost that fits small utility budget. The offering can directly import any InfoWater, H2ONET, H2OMAP or EPANET project as well as virtually unlimited number of GIS layers. It includes tailored capabilities for facility sizing, pipe break analysis, rehabilitation planning, pump and valve operations, pressure, flow and water quality management, fire flow assessment, dashboard creation, custom reporting and querying, GIS mapping, and vivid color-coding and contouring.
“There is strong demand in the small water utility market for simple analytics and visualization tools that make it easy to fully leverage existing network modeling technology investments and share mission-critical business information with their consultants,” said Adel AbouJaoude, Ph.D., Environmental Department Manager and Associate with Khatib & Alami CEC, a leading utility solutions provider in the MENA region. “For years, we’ve worked on creating mission-critical network modeling applications for small water utilities. Now, for the first time, InfoView has unlocked the power of these applications to meet the reporting, analysis and information delivery requirements of small water utilities worldwide. Innovyze has once again taken the lead in innovating for every sector of the water industry.”
“With InfoView, we are extending our success in the smart network modeling marketplace to address the specific needs of small water utilities and their engineering consultants,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “These needs are driven by aging and failing infrastructures, the need to improve operational efficiency and meet changing regulations, and the need to provide customer care on par with other service providers. With this simplified, easy-to-use offering, small water utilities can now readily leverage the ‘best practice’ approaches of larger-sized utilities and the work done by their consultants without special network modeling knowledge and expertise. Ready-to-go, ready-to-use network models built on these common denominators also eliminate the need to start from scratch. The result is better, more cost-effective solutions for small water utilities and more opportunities for engineering firms.”
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/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.
Adam J. Simonsen
Director of Marketing