THREE BENEFITS OF A GIS SOFTWARE PLATFORM
A GIS software platform, such as IMQS’s Web browser, offers a multitude of benefits that makes IAM easier and more efficient:
1. Gain a holistic view of your entire asset landscape
IMQS Web users gain the ability to literally see where their assets, or asset components, are in space and in real time.
Assets and projects can be mapped out according to their GPS coordinates. Stakeholders obtain a complete view of their asset landscape. They can see what assets they own, where they are located and what their characteristics and attributes are. Through the activation of different layers, space does not only move horizontally, but vertically as well. From pipes to roads, all assets can be isolated or viewed as part of the bigger whole.
IMQS’ software platform easily integrates different data sets from different sources and enterprise applications, allowing all work to happen on one easy to use, internet-driven (24-hour) and mobile web platform.
2. Communicate data across departments
IMQS’s GIS software platform integrates, links and makes accessible engineering and financial asset information in accordance with international IAM best practices (e.g. IS 55000, 55001, 55002) and/or relevant legislative and accounting standards (e.g. SCOA and GRAP).
Through the merging of financial and engineering data, a variety of stakeholders gain a comprehensive understanding of the IAM system. Financial planning therefore reflects the reality on the ground and vice versa. With the use of maps and reports, data is furthermore easily communicated to different stakeholders in a language that everyone can understand.
3. Enable accurate asset verification, tracking and maintenance
With a comprehensive mobile strategy, IMQS enables easy, accurate and real-time asset verification, tracking and maintenance.
For example, all assets in a water distribution network are geographically linked. To do condition assessments, stocktaking or routine maintenance, it is essential for water utilities to be able to
Know where their pipes, valves, pumps, meters and facilities are located.
Locate and direct work crews in the field.
Monitor water usage in relation to customers.
Geographic information is the key to enabling effective decision-making. IMQS’s GIS software platform, along with its modular suite of IAM solutions, such as the Asset Management
, Project Control System
. and Asset Verification Mobile Application, forms the basis of a GIS-driven and IAM-specific solution to the real-world problems organisations face in managing their infrastructure.