Innovyze Introduces InfoMaster Suite Generation V7
Broomfield, Colo., Nov. 24, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoMaster SuiteGeneration V7.0. The latest release allows enterprises of all sizes to maximize efficiency 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. It 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). These capabilities deliver these enterprises 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.
The overarching goal of InfoMaster Suite is to get more from existing enterprise assets including facilities, public spaces, and infrastructure. It 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 Suite’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, letting them know when their assets should be repaired or replaced.
InfoMaster Suite arms users with sophisticated predictive analytics and modeling capabilities, helping them accurately assess the level of asset deterioration and determine both its 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. In this way, 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 and failure potential and distribution over time.
With these unique, cutting-edge capabilities, InfoMaster Suite 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.
The comprehensive nature of InfoMaster Suite supports the increasingly widespread adoption of GIS, modeling technology, and predictive and operational analytics by the industry, propelling its applications into the next generation. It also furthers Innovyze’s time-honored practice of continually adding value to its software and bringing unmatched asset modeling and management capabilities, backed by unsurpassed technical support, into the mainstream.
Based on customers’ feedback on expanding InfoMaster Suite capabilities with asset hierarchy, V7.0 introduces the ability to specify any user-defined relationships between different types of assets and maintenance activities within the enterprise. This allows complex hierarchical data models to be constructed, improving the user’s ability to represent network assets, maintenance activities and the relationships between them. These user relationships are automatically integrated into InfoMaster’s existing task scheduling, object navigation and querying capabilities, allowing quick, user-friendly access to the data and generation of detailed reports on management of network information. For example, users can query rehabilitation cost for all pumps, perform risk assessment for all isolation valves, and manage work orders and inspections for all treatment plants.
V7.0 also introduces a powerful Object Browser that gives the user a clear overview of the relationships between the different asset and maintenance types and simplifies data management. In addition to the capabilities of the native ArcGIS geodatabase, this release provides support for user-defined objects and relationships hosted within Oracle and SQL Server databases.
“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 Technical Officer of Innovyze. “InfoMaster Suite can now easily replace and improve on even the leading enterprise asset management solutions in meeting this challenge. The software’s comprehensive asset 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. They 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 7.0 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 and InfoMaster Suite V7.0 are 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 Innovyze Channel Partner.
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.