City of Scottsdale, AZ, Selects Innovyze InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution
Broomfield, Colo., May 12, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, has selected the company’s industry-leading InfoMaster as its enterprise smart asset management solution. The move will provide the City with a comprehensive GIS-centric solution for data collection and analysis, enterprise risk management, predictive analytics and action-oriented decision making to optimize its sewer infrastructure for maximum benefit and reduced risk exposure.
The City of Scottsdale encompasses approximately 184 square miles of land, stretching 31 miles from north to south. It is located in Maricopa County, northeast of Phoenix, and is bordered on the west by Paradise Valley, on the east by Fountain Hills, and on the south by Tempe. It has a population of about 227,000 and is a frequent recipient of awards for excellence, including recognition by various publications as one of the safest and best-run cities in the United States.
“InfoMaster provides us with the platform to create a comprehensive and customizable asset management methodology and the tools to leverage infrastructure data to effectively prioritize the inspection and renewal of our collection system infrastructure,” said Levi Dillon, P.E., Senior Water Resources Engineer for the City of Scottsdale. “Its ability to integrate with GIS and its powerful analytical asset management tools will help us quickly and effectively prioritize needed action throughout our collection system on an ongoing basis. This will allow us to preserve its structural integrity, optimize its performance, and keep it operating efficiently into the future.”
Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoMaster gives utilities critical insight into all enterprise assets, their conditions and work processes, facilitating significantly better planning and control. It lets users leverage powerful business analytics and smart network modeling capabilities in new ways to drive higher productivity and quality while managing costs and increasing operational flexibility. It also provides the framework for systematically analyzing and calculating asset criticality and risk (likelihood and consequence of failure as well as the amount and time of occurrence of future failures), predicting replacement costs, and carrying out scenario-based planning for infrastructure maintenance and replacement rehabilitation. Such capabilities can greatly assist water and wastewater utilities in assessing their pipes’ propensity to fail, identifying critical ones (more prone to failure), prioritizing their inspection and determining rehabilitation requirements. They also eliminate reactive maintenance — waiting for pipe failures to occur before repairing. Armed with these advantages, utilities can create well-engineered condition- and risk-based capital improvement plans, ensure the best distribution of dollars spent on replacement and repair of underground pipes, and keep systems operating well into the future. InfoMaster is NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP V6.0 certified, and includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments. It also features direct integration with Cityworks (Azteca Systems Inc., Sandy, UT), Cartegraph (Dubuque, IA), infraMAP (iWater, Irvine, CA) and Lucity (Overland Park, KS), and can interface with other leading maintenance management software (CMMS).
“Strong asset performance modeling and capital planning capabilities are critical components of a smart enterprise asset management strategy,” 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. “InfoMaster delivers detailed, accurate analyses and reports that help utility managers make better decisions on when to repair, replace, or rehabilitate their critical assets. It also supports them in developing reliable long-term funding strategies for such projects. These advantages help utilities ensure the long-term sustainability of their infrastructures and their ongoing ability to deliver the required level of service at the lowest lifecycle cost. As a key component of this complex synthesis, Innovyze is proud to be a part of Scottsdale’s success.”
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.