Collins Engineers Reports $14.5 Million in Contributed Cost Savings for the City of Chicago with New dotMaps GIS Application Built on Google Cloud Platform
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014 —SADA Systems, a global leader in providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions, announces the release of dotMaps, an interactive mapping solution facilitating efficient project management. To meet the demands of their customers, Collins Engineers Inc. contracted SADA Systems to develop a cost-effective and collaborative application to better coordinate utilities work within the public way. SADA Systems built the dotMaps cloud-based application by leveraging Google Maps for Work tools and Google Cloud Platform. As a result, dotMaps aids Collins’ customers such as Chicago Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago’s Project Coordination Office (PCO) to efficiently resolve utility conflicts during the City’s ongoing public infrastructure work, delivering real-time information and communication abilities during their projects. Conflicts can now be visually identified and addressed readily, reducing the risk of duplicated efforts on construction, contributing to $14.5 million in savings YTD 2014 with new processes implemented by the PCO including dotMaps application.
“SADA has been a close and collaborative partner in our work to improve the management of the public way. The familiarity of the Google Maps platform and dotMaps’ ease of use has helped to further encourage collaboration between multiple stakeholders. It is also helping us to measure the results of the collaboration in real dollars and time savings,” said George Keck, Collins’ Project Manager for the City of Chicago PCO.
dotMaps includes an intuitive map editing/creation tool and allows users to edit the information associated with various projects as well as visualizing projects geospatially to highlight important interrelationships. Users can also edit or create projects within the familiar interface of Google Maps Street View. dotMaps gives users full insight into the status of various projects and their locations, while providing admins greater control and transparency. Admins can view recently modified projects and approve any changes. The dotMaps application reduces the risk of project conflicts, saving organizations the time and cost associated with redundant and conflicting efforts. Conflicts are generated in real-time, leading to faster resolution, and users are given email alerts regarding any changes. Users can also discuss projects instantly using chat notifications per location/project on a map. In addition, dotMaps seamlessly syncs with multiple data formats, including designs, transmittal forms, PDFs, MOUs, and more, making dotMaps a centralized hub of information that increases productivity with simplified accessibility. Backed by the power of the Google Cloud Platform, dotMaps provides 99.9% guaranteed uptime for stability and high processing power.
“dotMaps showcases our unique and holistic understanding of the Google cloud and mapping technologies,” said Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA Systems. “dotMaps gives organizations such as DOTs and government agencies the ability to communicate between departments and complete their projects more effectively – saving time, money and precious resources while serving the public better. Working with Collins has helped us prove the benefits of using the dotMaps application.”
Specially created for Departments of Transportation (DOTs), dotMaps is ideal for state and government agencies, as well as companies that specialize in real estate, utilities and transportation. dotMaps is also built to support other types of organizations whose operational success relies heavily on effective communication and accurate geolocation for multiple ongoing projects.
As a Google Maps for Work Premier Partner, SADA Systems has extensive experience in the implementation and customization of Google Maps solutions. Recently named the 2013 North America Partner of the Year for Google Maps, SADA Systems has helped numerous DOTs, government agencies and enterprise organizations leverage Google Maps for Work and Google Cloud Platform.
SADA Systems and Collins Engineers will be presenting dotMaps application at upcoming NACTO Designing Cities Conference in San Francisco October 22-25, 2014.
About SADA Systems
Founded in 2000, SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately-held global leader in providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions to organizations worldwide. SADA is a Google Maps for Work Premier Partner focused on creating tools, methodologies, change management and business transformation strategies leveraging Google geospatial technologies. SADA specializes in Google for Work solutions, including Google Apps, Cloud Platform, Chrome, Enterprise Search, and Maps and Earth Enterprise. Recently named the 2013 North America Partner of the Year for Google Maps, SADA has a proven track record and competency in the implementation and customization of Google Maps for Work solutions. Visit www.sadasystems.com.