Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoMaster Generation V7.5. The release allows enterprises of all sizes to get more from existing enterprise assets by managing all types of assets and their hierarchical relationships directly on the Esri ArcGIS platform (Redlands, CA) — encompassing treatment plants, infrastructures, facilities, transportation and communications. A comprehensive enterprise asset management solution for asset lifecycle and maintenance management, InfoMaster automates all aspects of maintenance operations, including equipment history, scheduling, preventive maintenance, work orders and reporting. It also gives asset-intensive organizations a complete picture (breadth) of their asset condition and health as well as refined details about how these assets are related (depth). Such capabilities equip these enterprises with more ways to prolong the useful lives of their assets, streamline operations, optimize capital planning, improve network asset performance and maintenance, and deliver exceptional levels of customer service.
InfoMaster enables users to create records for any water- or non-water related assets in their networks and then effectively manage, integrate, validate, analyze, and report on them. These assets can include roads, signs, benches, schools, buildings, parks and recreation areas, trees, treatment plants, tanks, and pumps as well as water, wastewater and stormwater networks. Users can now gain in-depth view and control of all critical assets that affect regulatory compliance, risk and business performance. The software’s powerful modeling capabilities also help users prolong the useful lives of their physical assets and improve their performance and operational efficiency at maximum savings and let them know when these assets should be repaired or replaced.
NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP certified, InfoMaster arms users with sophisticated predictive analytics and modeling capabilities, helping them accurately assess the level of asset deterioration and determine both likelihood and consequence of failure. This critical information supports a proactive approach to identifying and managing these high-risk assets to help preserve their integrity and keep them operating well into the future. It also eliminates reactive maintenance — waiting for asset failures to occur before repairing. As a result, users can ensure the smartest distribution of dollars spent on replacement and repair of their assets. They can also create reliable, cost-effective, risk-based capital improvement plans that enhance operational efficiency and quality of service and keep assets performing at peak condition while making the most of limited budgets.
InfoMaster comprehensive asset integrity modeling techniques provide reliable asset failure predictions, even for limited failure records. These techniques include the non-homogeneous Markov Chain (NHMC), non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP), Linear Extended Yule Process (LEYP), Cox proportional hazards model, and advanced time-based probabilistic Weibull and Herz models. They can be effectively used to evaluate a variety of asset characteristics related to failure, and can consider all assets in the enterprise. Armed with these powerful mathematical models, users can now accurately assess the aging processes of their assets and estimate their lifetimes as well as failure potential and distribution over time.
With these unique, cutting-edge capabilities, InfoMaster supports well-informed, swift, cost-effective and action-oriented decision making for both day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning. To gain the clearest possible picture of their asset infrastructures, users can integrate a host of applications and data sets they already use, including corporate databases, maintenance management systems, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modeling software and other corporate applications. The software also integrates seamlessly with the powerful ArcGIS platform, helping users maximize their investments in GIS.
Based on customers’ feedback on expanding InfoMaster capabilities with work management, V7.5 now lets users manage both planned and unplanned work activities, from initial request through completion and recording of actuals. It introduces fully customizable data entry forms, calendar-based work order and inspection management, scheduling/dispatch, customer complaint and service request tracking, preventive maintenance schedules, historical records and detailed report generation, making maintenance operations more productive and more efficient and assuring standards compliance. It also features a new look and feel, expanded object navigation and querying capabilities, and a new maintenance record creation wizard enabling easier access to frequently used functions and the generation of detailed reports on management of network information. A new report template application — using user-defined parameters — helps administrators create multiple enterprise and industry reporting practices and standards.
Other enhancements include better visual mapping indications of facilities, locations and work; work order monitoring and overdue work order tracking; detailed field-guided inspection and work flow process; and support of the latest ArcGIS 10.5 platform. Users now have the options to calculate risk of failure as the sum or the multiplication of the likelihood and consequence of failure.
The software also serves as a base platform for advanced asset management extensions including InfoMaster LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis). InfoMaster LCCA lets utilities conduct a wide-ranging risk-based economic life-cycle cost analysis to determine the optimal replacement date for each pipe in the network. This enables users to ensure the smartest distribution of dollars spent on replacement and repair of their assets. It also helps them create reliable, cost-effective, risk-based capital improvement plans that enhance operational efficiency and quality of service and keep assets performing at peak condition while making the most of limited budgets.
“Organizations worldwide face the constant challenge of managing and sustaining their assets with limited resources,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.MASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “InfoMaster can easily replace and improve on even the leading enterprise asset management solutions in meeting this challenge. The software’s comprehensive asset and work order management, advanced analytics and data collection and analysis capabilities empower organizations to better assess and understand current conditions, predict and fix problems before they occur, prioritize investments, assess return on investment for smarter decisions, and strengthen their infrastructure assets in a phased manner. These capabilities are also invaluable aids in reducing operational and capital spending, meeting service expectations and regulatory requirements, and putting their assets on the road to sustainability. The improvements in Version 7.5 will also help enterprises determine how to best invest limited capital dollars, optimize capital improvement programs and return on assets, effectively strengthen the useful lives of physical assets, streamline regulatory compliance activities, modernize systems and provide a higher level of service to customers. It is all about doing more, better and faster, with less.”
Pricing and Availability
InfoMaster V7.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com, or contact your local Client Service Manager/Innovyze Channel Partner.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, 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. Backed by 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 resilient 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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