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Innovyze Releases SCADAWatch Generation V2.5, Moving to New Frontier in Decision Analytics for Water Utilities

Matt Ball on April 14, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Products, Sensors, Water

Broomfield, Colo., April 14, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V2.5 Generation ofSCADAWatch. This powerful network data management and business optimization tool for water distribution systems turns traditional offline analyses into real-time, actionable intelligence for better, faster decision making and insightful recommendations at key operational touch points. SCADAWatch equips utilities with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water information, operational performance indicator (KPI) measures and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard. It automatically generates comprehensive, high-fidelity performance reports and develops the optimal course of action based on specific performance objectives.

V2.5 enables water utilities to save time, monitor everything from uptime to analytics, focus on what matters, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen. An indispensable modeling tool, it will also change the way water utilities around the world use pressure, flow and tank level data to conduct zonal mass balance and water audits — delivering data that enables them to quickly and accurately determine non-revenue water; obtain real-time warning of network performance problems; gauge loss of system hydraulic, water quality and physical integrity; and spot other operational inefficiencies. The new version also provides intelligent responsive layout design to support desktops and various mobile devices, greatly expanding the utility and usability of real-time data analysis and visualization. Its open API allows third party field applications to seamlessly communicate with SCADAWatch, providing just-in-time data for improved planning, and enabling end to end sharing of critical information for effectively solving day to day operational and maintenance problems.

SCADA systems give utilities real time information about the status of their water supply and distribution systems. Most SCADA systems are optimized to provide fast and reliable data directly to the control room — but not to the analytics level for decision support and business process optimization. To create these day-to-day business analytics, water utility operators must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data.SCADAWatch eliminates these complex offline analyses challenges by letting operators instantly optimize business processes from the control room using high fidelity, real-time data and analytical techniques such as business rules and statistics — providing better leverage without impacting existing systems. Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, control room operators can continuously monitor their water distribution systems’ vital signs; quickly and reliably assess system integrity; and respond fast to upsets, failures, and other non-routine situations. They can also save time by viewing all key information, KPIs and data on a real-time, information-rich business dashboard customized to their needs. For example, operators can determine non-revenue water for the overall system or by pressure zone; summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; determine maximum, minimum and average pressures; and extract other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse.

In short, SCADAWatch extends the power of water utility operators to support business process management by using self-adaptive processes and fully-customizable real-time business dashboards to gain an accurate view into real-time business performance.

Designed to drive maximum value while minimizing implementation cost, SCADAWatch is extremely easy to learn and use. Easily integrated with existing SCADA systems and other enterprise applications, it can be configured and running in seconds. These capabilities bring business intelligence into the interaction processes of the control room, automate and help optimize business performance, and improve business responsiveness.

The new version embodies twenty five customer-requested enhancements and new features, plus significant innovations that break new ground in real-time water network modeling and engineering analytics productivity and efficiency. New modeling features include the ability to synchronize and compare InfoWater simulation results with real-time SCADAWatch data and create multiple mass balance diagrams for different pressure zones or DMAs. Users can now color-code based on any search result values, create templates for frequently used searches and dashboards, and show tank levels in diagrams. Enhanced dashboards of user-selected KPIs and graphing and reporting capabilities let them see how their water networks are performing at a glance.

“SCADAWatch opens new doors to business process optimization and proactive decision making for water utilities,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “This release delivers major innovations in real-time network monitoring and business analytics, providing water utilities worldwide a deep, comprehensive view into the health and operations of their water infrastructures and enabling them to optimize business performance. It greatly extends the power of big data to effectively support mission-critical network modeling applications. This is a must-have for improving not only the operational efficiency of water supply and distribution systems, but business responsiveness, customer service and the bottom line.”

Pricing and Availability

Upgrade to SCADAWatch V2.5 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, visitwww.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia 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.

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