Illinois electric company chooses integrated solution for efficient design engineering
FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 9, 2004 — The City of Naperville, serving 55,000 electric customers in the state of Illinois, has chosen to add Designer to their current ArcFM Solution for effectively streamlining their design engineering.
Building on a long tradition with ArcFM, the City of Naperville continues to develop their GIS applications with the inclusion of Miner & Miner’s Designer product. Miner & Miner will conduct the implementation, focusing on integration with HTE, Naperville’s asset and financial database, to simplify business processes for improved workflow and the elimination of duplicated data.
While the implementation at Naperville will follow the standard design, deploy, and delivery criteria, Miner & Miner will also deliver customized tools, including a CAD export tool, and functionality that will aid Naperville in more efficiently picking their compatible units from Designer.
The project began in March of this year and is scheduled to rollout in December 2004. Initially, there will be four design staff utilizing the technology, with additional users being added over the next year.
“We feel that Designer will help bring about gains in efficiency in both the engineering design and the GIS as-built update processes. Additionally, our engineers will now have the opportunity to regularly create multiple designs for their projects and quickly evaluate which is the most cost-effective design,” said Jim Kivela, GIS/CAD Supervisor for the City of Naperville.
About Miner & Miner
Miner & Miner (M&M) is a world leader in the development and implementation of GIS software for utilities. M&M’s ArcFM Solution and extended services assist electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities in increasing productivity, lowering costs, and improving services by allowing them to effectively manage spatial information. Founded in 1946 as a full-service electrical engineering firm, M&M has been a business partner of ESRI since 1987. This partnership has enabled M&M to become the world’s leading developer of ArcGIS applications for the utility industry. M&M services include implementation and customization of software to fit the needs of individual utilities. For more information, please visit www.miner.com.