Case Studies



<big>TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT</big></br>IMQS E-Book

TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
IMQS E-Book


SYNOPSIS:

This E-book contributes to discussions related to the global infrastructure gap. Governments across the developing world are investing large amounts of capital into new infrastructure projects, with the hope of making their countries more globally competitive. While this is a welcome development, this Ebook argues for a more systematic focus on the periodic maintenance of existing public infrastructure – i.e. maintenance management.


INDUSTRY:

Local Government


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

The future of the city is defined by inequality, vulnerability and risk. In a context of population growth, urbanisation and aging infrastructure, the principles of infrastructure asset management must be fused with technological innovation to enable organisations to turn great peril into promise. A greater focus on the periodic maintenance of public infrastructure is needed bolster the ability of cities to meet the needs of growing populations in uncertain times.

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<big>SMART WATER FOR SMART CITIES</big></br>IMQS E-Book

SMART WATER FOR SMART CITIES
IMQS E-Book


SYNOPSIS:

This E-book sets out to contribute to discussions on, and offer practical solutions to, challenges related to water infrastructure asset management in the African context. Each article serves to tackle a particular topic in the South African context, where IMQS has played an active role in conceptualising and operationalising solutions to problems by means of technology enabled, geospatial infrastructure asset management.


INDUSTRY:

Local Government


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

Climate change has the potential to increase the frequency and severity of floods and droughts. Population growth, commercialisation and industrialisation place further pressures on authorities to meet growing demand in water scarce regions. The municipalities whose solutions are resilient and scalable have the most opportunities to become Smart Cities.

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<big>JOHANNESBURG WATER:</big></br>SAP Integration for Holistic Asset Lifecycle Management

JOHANNESBURG WATER:
SAP Integration for Holistic Asset Lifecycle Management


THE CLIENT:

With a distribution network spanning more than 11,000 kilometres across 100 reservoirs and water towers, Johannesburg Water operates one of South Africa’s largest water and sanitation utilities, servicing more than 750,000 households and businesses and an estimated 3.8 million people each year.


INDUSTRY:

Local Government
SMART Governance
Utilities


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

A public utility like Johannesburg Water (JW) is an infrastructure intensive organisation that runs complex operations at multiple levels on a daily basis.

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<big>SENSIBLE WATER SOLUTIONS FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN SOUTH AFRICA</big></br>IMQS E-Book

SENSIBLE WATER SOLUTIONS FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN SOUTH AFRICA
IMQS E-Book


SYNOPSIS:

This E-book outlines IMQS Software’s envisioned contribution to the challenges drought-stricken South African municipalities currently face in terms of managing dwindling water resources.IMQS showcases the ability to make use of the latest technologies in telemetry to enable municipalities to gain comprehensive control over their water distribution networks.


INDUSTRY:

Local Government


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

South Africa is no stranger to water insecurity. Population growth, urbanisation, commercialisation and industrialisation place further pressures on authorities to meet growing demand. Implementing smart solutions, built on the back of technological advance, does not only represent the future of city management. Smart technological solutions have, in effect, become a necessity!

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<big>DIGITAL PLANNING & OPERATIONS:</big></br>Reduced overtime expenditure at Rustenburg Local Municipality

DIGITAL PLANNING & OPERATIONS:
Reduced overtime expenditure at Rustenburg Local Municipality


THE CLIENT:

Rustenburg Municipality is a Category B municipality within the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, in the North West Province, South Africa. Rustenburg is a large town situated 112km northwest of Johannesburg and Pretoria, at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. It is an economic centre for Platinum Mining and trade.


INDUSTRY:

Local Government


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

All municipalities are faced with juggling limited financial and human resources that must be directed at maintaining and renewing infrastructure, addressing backlogs in service delivery, and comprehensively dealing with changes in demand.

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<big>IMQS MAP WIDGET:</big></br>Driving the EOH Solution Expansion for SAP

IMQS MAP WIDGET:
Driving the EOH Solution Expansion for SAP


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

Investing in expensive Enterprise Application Software (EAS) has become essential for organisations that have to deal with current complexities experienced in large-scale operations.


KEY POINTS:

SAP Integration
EOH Solution Extension
SMART Governance
Loval Government


THE SOLUTION:

The IMQS SAP Map Widget is a solution that adds value to SAP and supports the extension of EOH’s solutions by providing a platform where data with a GIS reference can be displayed spatially in conventional non-GIS systems.

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<big>AUTOMATED ROAD CONDITION ASSESSMENT :</big></br>Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning and Image Recognition

AUTOMATED ROAD CONDITION ASSESSMENT :
Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning and Image Recognition


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

Presently, the financial and temporal costs of manual road-surface assessments can be staggering. It can take a human up to an hour to cover just one kilometre. Unreliable data can result in non-optimal allocation of agency funds and resources. It is therefore imperative for agencies to ensure that high quality road condition data is collected and processed.


KEY POINTS:

Automated Road-quality Assessment
Machine Learning
IMAGE Recognition
Local Government
Smart Governance


THE SOLUTION:

IMQS has merged machine learning and image recognition to create a solution that substantially reduces the time and cost of performing road-surface surveys.

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<big>SMART ELECTRICITY MANAGEMENT :</big></br>Digitalising George Municipality's Electricity Network

SMART ELECTRICITY MANAGEMENT :
Digitalising George Municipality's Electricity Network


THE CLIENT:

George Local Municipality (GLM) is a Category B municipality located within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. With an area of 5 191km², the municipality governs over a population of 193 672, growing rapidly at a rate of 2,59% per annum. Of its 53 551 households, 91% have access to electricity for lighting.


INDUSTRY:

SMART Governance
Local Government


THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE:

George Local Municipality (GLM) has started a drive towards the more efficient management of its electricity distribution network. Together, GLS Consulting and IMQS Software offered the municipality an end-to-end electricity Infrastructure Lifecycle Asset Management solution. Built on the back of cutting-edge engineering and GIS technology, the goal is to enable engineers and financial planners to make more informed, proactive decisions about their electricity distribution network.

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