Ask an energy utility CIO about the biggest challenge they face within their operations, and the answer will typically centre around antiquated technology. So why aren’t more companies in the sector upgrading their legacy systems? Most simply consider the process too problematic.

Well, I can tell you for a fact it doesn’t have to be this way. You can avoid the disruptions many executives associate with a management system overhaul by introducing an advanced location-based analytics solution into your infrastructure.

The technology is designed to breathe new life into your legacy systems, and rather than taking over the incumbent, it works with it – strengthening the software you already use by wrapping powerful visualisation capabilities directly over the top.

What this transformation does is take old systems of record and turns them into systems of engagement and insight. It pulls stagnant, underutilised data from the dark, and places it into the light.

Putting more information in the hands of those who need it most can only lead to positive outcomes. Visualising data on a common operating platform empowers staff from every department – in the office and the field – with greater location intelligence.

It allows them to perform more effectively. To make better decisions. It positions everyone on the same page, by using a single portal as an enterprise-wide viewpoint.

Best of all – it makes all your systems compatible. They don’t have to butt heads anymore. Location-based analytics technology is the mediator. It’s the peacemaker behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly.

If you would like to learn more about advanced location-based analytics and the role it can play in your utility, please visit our electricity industry page. Here you’ll find case studies, white papers, feature articles and interactive demos – all highlighting benefits the technology can offer you.

About the Author

Mark Billing
Mark Billing
Chief Sales Officer
Esri Australia, Brisbane
Highly experienced GIS expert with in-depth working knowledge of government, defence and utility sectors.

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