Get superior vendor management with powerful reports and dashboards

The most successful businesses are data-driven. When your company works with multiple vendors, it’s even more important to be able to accurately assess their performance based on hard data. Visibility into business processes through accurate data, cleanly displayed in reports and dashboards, leads to superior vendor management. Vendor management is a challenge when you don’t know what vendors are actually doing in real time. When data is hard to gather and visualize, it becomes much less useful. Powerful reporting and dashboards in a project management platform empower organizations to select …

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Reaching ROI: access better intelligence

This is part one of a series about calculating ROI for purchasing innovative software As the saying goes, knowledge is power. But information that you don’t have access to is practically information you don’t have at all. It’s one thing to have vital information stored in asset management systems, accounting systems, and similar point solutions. It’s another to be able to actually use the information in those systems. This is why the concept of a single source of truth is so valuable: Having the right information at your fingertips at the right time means you …

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Smart City Deep Dive: City Infrastructure Planning

Smart cities harness data gathered from the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and other technology to connect components across a city and improve the lives of citizens. The move to smarter cities is driven by states, governments, and public and private companies, and the installations are usually completed by private contractors, utility companies and cities. Smart city infrastructure planning starts city planning and assessing the goals of each city. Project planning follows, then project execution begins. The projects are complex and involve many locations, people, and steps. Smart cities can …

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Smart meter deployment best practices

There are over 70 million smart meters in the United States alone.  For each utility company, smart meter installation is a massive project with hundreds of sites and many repeatable tasks. What is a smart meter and how does it work? A smart meter is a connected utility usage measurement meter that detects how much power a certain location uses and how much, if applicable, that same location creates. Smart meters communicate through various mediums,  including Wide Area Network (WAN) and radio frequencies. For network radio, the radio transmits hourly …

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Streamline workflows with a project management mobile app

Field workers and mobile teams can no longer simply use clipboards. Pen and paper are parts of an antiquated process. Email is an inefficient solution. There’s a better way for field workers and mobile teams to collaborate on site-based projects. A better way is required for high volume projects in critical infrastructure industries, such as telecom, utility, and smart cities. Project managers and their teams need a mobile app. Mobility is an essential component of project management.   Collaboration is the basis for successful project and asset management Eugene Spiegle …

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Smart City Deep Dive: LED Streetlights

Smart cities are on the rise. By definition, a smart city uses information and communication technologies to improve operational efficiency, share information with the public, and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. Every day, smart city technologies are deployed across the globe, improving the lives of citizens everywhere, but it can be daunting to implement a radically different technology initiative. That’s why cities around the world are taking small, impactful steps first, by installing LED streetlights. Streetlights are essential critical infrastructure The streetlight is a piece …

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