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TMCNet:  Intergraph Expands Utility Mobile Workforce Management Solution with Dynamic Scheduling Engine

[September 11, 2012]

Intergraph Expands Utility Mobile Workforce Management Solution with Dynamic Scheduling Engine

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 10 -- Intergraph issued the following news release: Intergraph(R) will expand its mobile workforce management solution through a partnership with IFS 360 Scheduling to enable utilities to more efficiently send the right personnel to the correct job on time, resulting in increased productivity, improved customer service and reduced costs. IFS 360 Scheduling is the world's leading provider of dynamic mobile workforce scheduling and optimization software.


According to Gartner, "mobile workforce technology can enable more efficient field service for workforce/asset management and customer service improvement. Many business cases expect one-year project payback and greater than 100 percent annualized return on investment."1 Intergraph will incorporate in its mobile workforce management solution IFS 360 Scheduling's Dynamic Scheduling Engine, which takes into account worker skills, service level agreements (SLAs), travel time, traffic delays, workers calling in sick, new work orders and many other conditions to produce the optimal schedule for any given time. As events happen through the day, the engine immediately recalculates and updates the schedule. The engine can be used for both short-term and long-term scheduling, and scheduling data can be analyzed over several weeks for future planning.

"In an environment of rising energy needs and intense competition, the efficient management of mobile assets and resources is critical to the success of any utility," said Hank Dipietro, Vice President Utilities & Communications with Intergraph . "With the advanced options from IFS 360 Scheduling, our customers will be even more empowered to optimize their operations and work more effectively." "Advanced scheduling technology helps organizations respond faster to emergencies, meet customer service levels, improve workforce productivity, reduce costs due to unnecessary travel and downtime and achieve a competitive advantage," said Laurent Othacehe, CEOwith IFS 360 Scheduling. "Combining Intergraph utility solutions with advanced scheduling creates an optimal platform for managing assets and operations and maximizing performance." Intergraph provides utilities with a comprehensive range of solutions for geospatially powered infrastructure management and operations support, including a its Smart Grid Command-and-Control Center that consolidates asset, outage management (OMS), distribution management (DMS) and mobile workforce management (MWFM) solutions to maximum grid operating efficiency and resiliency.

TNS C-PreetiSi97 120911-mv45-4021503 (c) 2012 Targeted News Service

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