The Latest Updates in Info360 Asset

Provide Streamlined Workflows for Your Team

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February 22, 2022 | Meg Riley

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Recently, Innovyze hosted a live demonstration of the latest features and functionality within Info360 Asset, the latest web-based platform for water utilities and consulting firms to use to manage asset inspections and conduct condition assessments, as well as to develop risk models for the prioritization of capital improvements. During the last couple months, we've continued our rapid innovation on the platform, with a primary focus on ensuring the risk-modeling capabilities are even more robust to support new use-cases and refine workflow. Take a look at what's new!

Enhancements to the Map Layer

When risk modeling, don't you want more control over the visuals? Visualizing asset condition and risk data on a map, and in context to other spatial data, is critical to decision-making. With the latest web mapping enhancements made within Info360 Asset, you can take your risk modeling development to a whole new level. How? By:

  • Enabling the display of non-asset-based user-defined spatial data on the map
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  • Configuring the symbology and styling of individual layers using the Map Layer Styling Editor
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  • Applying custom symbology, colors, opacity, line weight, and zoom settings to all map layers
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  • Applying layers, such as pipes, railroads, reservoirs, and critical infrastructure (such as fire stations, hospitals, police stations)

New spatial layers added for the purpose of risk analysis can also be configured in this way for visualization on the map. Not only that, but you can easily share these customizable web maps with stakeholders and decision-makers.

Adding a layer, such as a river, for risk analysis
  Adding a layer, such as a river, for risk analysis

Additional Spatial Attributes for Risk Modeling

Spatial proximity is a key input when building a robust risk model. Within the Info360 Asset platform, not only can you set up a risk model component by comparing the distance from an object (e.g., road, river, hospital) to an asset before creating a scaled scoring system using distance ranges; You can also break out risk scores by attributes contained within a spatial layer.
 
This includes scoring roads by class, traffic patterns, when a road was last paved, or the road's speed limit. Almost all risk models have an element of spatial context to them. However, the differentiator within this tool is the capability to build highly-customizable risk models that represent all risk factors.

Adding a new component to the spatial attribute layer
  Adding a new component to the spatial attribute layer

Easy-to-Leverage User-Defined Data

Historical information matters. We understand that continuously updated data is vital for your risk model, but it's essential to store historical data as well. Especially when it comes to risk modeling for your asset. In the spirit of that, you now have the ability to bring tabular data into the program and associate it with your desired assets, to be used for your risk model.
 
User-defined tables can be imported and linked to the assets based on a common identifier. With this feature, you can extend the asset data schema beyond what is provided in the basic application, to include the sample date of the most recent repair, average repair costs, or the count of service requests.

Inputting User-Defined Data in Info360 Asset
  Inputting User-Defined Data in Info360 Asset

Manage Manhole Inspections with Ease

A key benefit of Info360 Asset is the capability to build LoF and CoF risk models in a clear, visual manner to understand business risk exposure better. You and your team can easily input manhole inspections, verify them against the standard, and generate condition scores.

Once approved, manhole inspections are associated to the correct manhole asset and are published on the map. Overall, structural and service ratings, as well as the individual component condition scores, are calculated automatically according to the industry standard. The condition ratings are published for each manhole in the condition summary table which can be sorted and filtered.  

Why is this so crucial? Because manhole inspections need standardization to be compared to other systems during assessment. Processing data (i.e., CCTV surveys and manhole inspection) is now even more streamlined within the platform. The advancements have been specifically designed to handle large amounts of asset condition data from various sources. These changes provide even more investment value to your team, as these inspections are used for a variety of purposes.

Viewing Manhole Inspections in Info360 Asset
  Viewing Manhole Inspections in Info360 Asset

No Media Files? No Problem!

Thanks to centralized asset data and information management in the cloud, any member of your team can access condition data, and the relevant media, from anywhere at any time. However, sometimes you just want to get started quickly and get your risk model and associated rehabilitation plan built. But, in the past, in order for condition data to be used within the risk model, media files had to be uploaded first. Before, when migrating a very large historical database of inspections to the platform, this was a roadblock to get started in the product.  

After working with many customers on this unique challenge, we've come up with a solution. Now, with our latest version of Info360 Asset, you can approve inspections and continue work on the risk model with or without media files uploaded yet. Your pipeline and manhole inspections dashboards will simply indicate whether or not media for an inspection has been uploaded into the system. With these improvements, your team can complete your risk model and get inspections approved even quicker, saving you time.

Inspections in-progress with and without media files
  Inspections in-progress with and without media files

Having an effective asset management system in place makes it even easier to evaluate, monitor, and track condition inspections and surveys. Determine business risk exposure accurately from likelihood and consequence of failure calculations, and keep risk updated continuously based on the latest inspections and asset condition data, with Ifo360 Asset. Learn more about our centralized, cloud-based software solution by speaking with an expert today! And don't forget to catch our recent Water Talks replay, to see these new features in action.

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About the Authors

Meg Riley

Meg Riley

Digital Content Specialist

 

Meg Riley is a digital content specialist with a ten-year background in content writing.

Mike Maylone

Mike Maylone

Senior Product Manager

 
Before joining Innovyze, Mike worked in Customer Success at Aha! where he was able to help thousands of customers at the world's largest companies build valuable products and become better product managers.  Mike has also held product management roles at other companies in the geospatial industry, including Trimble and Intermap Technologies.  At Central Michigan University, Mike studied Geography, Earth Science, and GIS.