May 30, 2008

Woolpert to Implement Computer Maintenance Management System for Central Arkansas Water

Woolpert will partner with Azteca Systems, provider of Cityworks software

Woolpert, Inc. was recently selected by Central Arkansas Water (CAW) to implement a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) for water distribution and plant maintenance operations.

Woolpert will partner with Azteca Systems, a software provider of the computer maintenance management system (CMMS) Cityworks. Woolpert will leverage GIS information, implement a complete CMMS and integrate information from finance and the CAW Customer Information System among other systems within CAW’s operation.

The twelve-month project will allow CAW to draw information from its existing GIS, creating a more efficient, cost-effective maintenance system. The new system will also discard redundant information while reducing the possibility of incomplete or inconsistent data entry. The overall goal is to centralize maintenance and operations processes into an integrated, maintainable workflow (and software) that meets the daily operational and reporting needs of CAW.

“Beyond the common functions of incorporating preventative maintenance measures and dispatch, this system will allow Central Arkansas Water to electronically accommodate their maintenance needs, in a highly efficient manner, as they communicate and track work orders, materials, labor and costs for each job they do,” said John Hannel, Woolpert enterprise information management (EIM) project director in Indianapolis.