The best solution is to manage the data in a single geographic database. Having access to the right information at the right time provides you with enhanced control of all technical processes.
All tasks and activities related to your network are available in one place with the digital maps as a foundation. Every change made to the map is visible directly in the asset documentation, constantly updated in real time via mobile units by your field crews.
The fully web-based design makes IT administration of the system highly cost effective by eliminating most client administration. Storing all data in a single, unified database simplifies both data integrity and security. The high quality of the network information also creates a better basis for maintenance and investment decisions.
dpGas is designed with interoperability in mind. You can easily integrate it with other systems, whether for operational activities like monitoring and control, or commercial activities like finance and customer management. All data entered in dpGas is automatically updated and available to all other systems and users in real time.
Gas distribution companies operate in an ever more demanding market. Expectations are increasing for gas providers to shift from oil-based gas and instead deliver biogas/natural gas. In addition, authorities are expanding regulations, end customers expect more detailed information, and owners want to maximize their revenue. Meeting these multiple demands is made easier by having access to consistent, accurate, always-available network data.
The best solution is to manage the data in a single geographic database. Existing information stored in binders, separate databases, or files of individual employees must be transferred, digitized, and stored centrally to ensure consistency and accuracy, then made accessible to all stakeholders at all times and from anywhere.
This places significant requirements on the network management system. Despite the complexity of the network, the management system must be intuitive and easy to use.
The web-based user interface in dpGas can be configured and customized to adapt to your organization’s needs and processes, and even to the preferences or requirements of the individual user. The ability to tailor the solution reduces the need for training and ensures users will more quickly be able use the system and maximize its features.
Furthermore, utility companies of all sizes face extensive requirements on reporting of the operational status of the networks to governments and owners. Facilitating and automating this reporting saves time and allows personnel to focus on more important tasks.
GIS applications have traditionally been used to document maps. For many years, the tool was primarily available only to a small group of people in technical planning activities.
Over time, more and more users realized the usefulness of the map information, encouraging widespread, electronic distribution.
These map-based systems become truly useful when they can be used to support the company and processes such as outage management, maintenance, investment planning, and of course, network documentation. All of these capabilities exist today. The dpGas map-based network information system lets you create and design a network from a technical perspective while enabling support for important tasks and business processes. Everyone in the organization can access the data and be involved in these activities.
NIS, or Network Information System is supporting the business processes
throughout the entire lifecycle of the network.
Network Lifecycle Management
In the Field Apps
Interoperability & Interfaces
Digpro Base Platform Network Documentation & Visualization (GIS/NIS)
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