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This product provides a comprehensive set of features designed to simplify the end-to-end process of outage management in a distribution network. It will support your business processes, from customer trouble call management, through fault detection, automatic grouping of calls using an inferencing engine, work force management and dispatching including mobile, spatial and regulatory reporting.

The product improves the management of trouble calls, outages, planned outages and maintenance events, provides quicker fault location identification aiding in reduction of fault durations, improves the usage of field resources, it provides field resources with tools to accurately report on outages via mobile and record switching operations. It incorporates ARCGIS that allows field resources to identify and add devices to outages. It also includes background ‘monitoring’ of key event parameters with automatic user alerting, some of this info is received via 3rd party SCADA, AMR and telemetry systems.

In today’s increasingly competitive market where stricter statutory regulations are being imposed eRespond will aid in the decrease of customer minutes lost and provide a platform for efficient work dispatch and regulatory reporting.

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  • + Functional details

    • Incident Identification and Management
    • Network Management
    • Workforce Management including mobile solution
    • Resource Management
    • Trouble Call
    • Premise Management
    • Spatial including geo-schematics
    • Reporting including Regulatory reports and dashboards

  • + Business problem

    A primary concern on the minds of many utility company executives is how to improve the company’s performance against regulatory imposed indices and streamline their approach to the management of the network while at the same time reducing the cost of operations and increasing the revenue from the network. In a more competitive global economy with price sensitive customers, return on investment is more important now than ever before.

  • + Business opportunity

    eRESPOND™ is a functionally rich modular solution to the outage and incident management requirement of utility distribution companies. The system allows user to effectively manage the planned and unplanned outage / incident identification and rectification process while providing timely and relevant information to all stakeholders. This Off the Shelf product has been built on next generation technologies and provides reduced cost of ownership benefits while future proofing our customer’s investment. eRESPOND™ centres around the core attributes of an OMS and enables a distribution utility to manage the network and related work to meet management, regulator and customer requirements. This solution has been designed form the ground up to effect cost savings and improvements in efficiency and performance on a daily basis. The solution is built upon years of learning about best practice in business processes in utilities all over the globe and places the right information in the hands of the user when and where required to ensure better decision making.

  • + Return on investment

    eRESPOND can benefit a utility in a myriad of ways, some of these are easily measurable, for example – faster restoration times, and some are more difficult to measure empirically e.g. customer satisfaction. Based on a limited number of the measurable criteria, i.e. measuring only some of the benefits, the payback period for investment in eRESPOND™ is short (12 to 24 months) and the benefits are obtained year after year. Some of these benefits are outlined below

    • Improve the utilization of field resources
    • Provide Control Centre Staff with Tools to be more effective
    • Improved Performance / Regulatory Metrics
    • Reduced Planned Maintenance Costs
    • Reduced Staffing requirements during Incidents

  • + Competitive advantage

    eRespond is made up of a number of modules which can be deployed individually or in unison to meet the requirements of utilities. Incorporating best practices based on common operational objectives and next generation software technology LET is assisting utility organisations to achieve their operational goals for a fraction of the cost of alternative approaches. LET is helping utilities to reduce costs and increase revenue by a variety of means including:

    1. Better Utilisation of field resources
    2. Provide Control Centre Staff with Tools and Time to be more effective
    3. Improved Performance
    4. Regulatory Metrics
    5. Best of Breed Business Processes
    6. Better Customer Service
    7. Reduced Planned Maintenance Costs
    8. Reduced IT CTO via next generation Architecture and Technology
    9. IEC61968 CIM Compatible
    10. LV switch recording for fine granularity on Customer Minutes Lost

  • + Industries

    Energy & Utilities Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Energy and Utilities
       Other

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English
    Polish
    Slovenian
    Thai

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    AIX 5.3
       IBM Systems: System p
    Solaris (SUN)
       Sun Microsystems servers
    AIX 6.1
       IBM Systems: System p


Date last modified:    Feb 17, 2014


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Contact information

Fergal Burke
+353 21 2309374

Company

Trimble Navigation Ltd.
National Software Centre
Mahon
CorkIreland

+353 21 2309355

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