Utilities Analyst


Optimized Utilities Management Decisions—Water Systems, Storm and Wastewater Systems, Natural Gas Distribution/Storage, Electrical Generation/Distribution

AgileAssets® Utilities Analyst is an easy-to-use, highly configurable, open-architected, browser-based, GIS-integrated analysis and management framework for infrastructure assets ranging from pipes and pumps to cabling, meters and everything in-between.

Any asset class that you manage can be analyzed with Utilities Analyst including:

  • Water systems
  • Stormwater systems
  • Wastewater systems
  • Natural gas distribution and storage
  • Electrical generation and distribution

Utilities Analyst builds on AgileAssets’ System Foundation and Maintenance Manager modules to deliver an unparalleled user experience and enterprise-level analysis tools that deliver information in user-definable reports, graphs and charts. Supported analysis types include condition, risk and performance optimization.

Easy to Deploy, Access and Grow
Utilities Analyst enables users to manage all asset classes in a centralized, browser-based system with a consistent interface. And with its modular structure, it’s easy to start using the system today and add features as needed.

Advanced Analytics
Utilities Analyst enables users to model conditions and desired improvements including condition and performance indicators, deterioration rates, priority criteria, maintenance and rehabilitation treatment costs and impact on budgets.

Every maintenance or rehab activity affects not only the target asset, but also the overall plan and budget at the system level. These effects are then incorporated in the multi-constraint, multi-year optimization tool to establish a recommended work plan.

 

Utility Network Manager

Utility Network Manager

 

Conditions

Condition Ratings (Manhole Inspections)

 

Features & Benefits

Browser-Based UI
Enables management of all asset classes via a centralized, consistent interface while eliminating IT deployment issues

Multi-Period, Multi-Constraint Analysis
Enables better analysis by leveraging a wide variety of analysis scenarios

Integrated GIS Environment
Integrated GIS mapping services support, including the ability to publish data maps facilitates the management process

Dynamic Charting
Dynamic charts show trends in level-of-service and suggested future adjustments

Multiple Deterioration Curves for Performance Modeling
Easily incorporate historic work records to determine actual deterioration curves or use data from a template library

Supports Any Condition Rating Tool
Use simple, itemized or deduct methods or incorporate industry standard tools such as NASSCO’s PACP rating for pipes

Business Intelligence Reports, Graphs and Tables
Supports user-configurable output that is effective and easy to understand

 

Requirements
AgileAssets System Foundation

Recommended
AgileAssets Mobile Inventory Manager and Mobile Work Manager, or Field Data Collection


 

External Data

With Utilities Analyst, asset-based, historical maintenance data can be included from Maintenance Manager or any other third-party maintenance management system and incorporated in the performance modeling analysis. If data is not available, users can select from a library of similar asset models to define performance curves until specific data can be incorporated.

Utilities Analyst is built with extensive and easy-to-use importing and exporting capabilities available from wherever a user may be in the application. A simple right-click can enable a quick, one-time export of data, or users can establish a permanent import/export routine using web services or an API interface.

Condition Assessment Criteria
Asset condition assessment criteria can be selected from template libraries or it can be user developed. Example assessment tools might include NASSCO’s PACP or MACP rating tools for sewer pipes and manholes. Integrate sewer video inspection results and easily import and store your CUES, GraniteXP or other inspection data. Utilities Analyst supports any user-defined assessment protocol, from a simple good/bad to an intricate defect-based, itemized rating system

Risk Analysis
Risk analysis is user configurable at the asset level. Each asset can have its own risk profile, or it can be configured for an entire asset class. These risk factors are incorporated in the work planning prioritization and can be used as constraints in the optimization process that affects budget decisions.

Business Rules
Organization business rules are easily incorporated in the decision making process via user-defined decision trees. Using a simple graphical interface, decision trees of any complexity can be constructed to route the decision process through critical consideration points.

Asset Valuation
Asset valuation, to meet internal or GASB-34 requirements, is an integral component of Utilities Analyst. Current value, depreciation history and effects of maintenance that add life are managed via user-defined depreciation schedules, or they can be managed within the organization’s financial system and accessed as needed.

Hierarchical Analysis
Certain assets, such as treatment plants and pump stations, are actually collections of various assets that need to be treated monolithically from a planning perspective, but individually when considering maintenance and capital projects. With Utilities Analyst, these types of assets can be treated in a hierarchal fashion, with each asset’s condition rating, risk profile, valuation and relative impact on the overall operation of the plant or pump station rolling up to the plant level for consideration in the decision process.

Integrated GIS Environment
Utilities Analyst features an integrated GIS environment. With GIS integration, users can note operational and performance trends before they become apparent from other resources. Maps can be exported in a number of formats, including KML for integration with Google Earth/Maps. Condition, risk and other ratings can be thematically mapped.

Modular Suite Solution
Utilities Analyst is part of the AgileAssets suite of infrastructure asset management tools designed for state, county and municipal organizations. It can be integrated with other modules, including System Foundation, Bridge Analyst, Pavement Analyst, Fleet Manager, Facility Manager, Maintenance Manager and others to provide an enterprise asset management solution that meets the needs of the utility operator as well as managers and administrators.