Software Custom-Designed for Smart Meter Maintenance
HERNDON, Va. – JUNE 22, 2016 – Smart Grid Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for smart meter deployments, today announced its new product offering, ProFieldENCORE, a mobile work order management solution designed specifically for smart meter maintenance. The ProFieldENCORE solution enables electric, gas, and water utilities to transition from advanced metering infrastructure (“smart meter”) deployments to steady-state maintenance.
ProFieldENCORE is the latest addition to the award-winning ProField suite of products — mobile workforce management solutions designed to support utilities during the initial rollout of smart meters to their customers. ProFieldENCORE was designed to support everyday maintenance once smart meters have been installed.
Smart Grid Solutions founder and CEO Shashikant Gupta notes, “Utilities faced a challenge in transitioning from deploying smart meters to maintaining them, using free-standing field tools. ProFieldENCORE solves this problem by integrating these field tools into our award-winning work order management system. Implementing ProFieldENCORE at the start of meter deployments ensures that field data collected during deployment is augmented with equal rigor right from the start, and its quality preserved over time. The value of high data quality cannot be overstated. Customer satisfaction depends on it, and operational efficiency requires it.”
ProFieldENCORE is designed to interface with utilities’ legacy information systems without duplicating them or requiring them to be replaced for smart meter maintenance. The ease of ProFieldENCORE’s implementation is enabled by built-in application programming interfaces (APIs) that support multiple integration points with utility legacy systems.
“ProFieldENCORE is offered as a ‘pick and play’ solution, meaning that utilities can select the specific modules they need while continuing to use their legacy systems for the remaining functionality,” according to Gupta.
About Smart Grid Solutions
Smart Grid Solutions is the developer of ProField®, the award-winning mobile workforce management technology used for smart grid deployments. ProField is the industry’s only integrated solution for mobile workforce management, easing the road to the smart grid for utilities by effectively managing AMI rollouts — ensuring safety, reliability, on-time completion, and enhancing customer engagement. Smart Grid Solutions licenses ProField around the world and also utilizes the technology for its own meter replacement and network equipment installation services for electric, water, and gas utilities.
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