City of Olympia, Wash., selects VUEWorks for asset management

| Published on May 11, 2010

The City of Olympia, Wash., has selected VUEWorks Inc.’s software for Web-based, GIS-integrated Asset Management and Capital Improvement Planning (CIP).

VUEWorks will be used as Olympia’s city-wide record management system to support a sustainable infrastructure management program that will enable City staff to make informed decisions on how to build, maintain, and surplus City assets. Workflow and data management related to operations, planning, engineering, and data will be integrated with VUEWorks. Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), a VUEWorks partner, will integrate VUEWorks with the city’s SunGard HTE financial system, linking VUEWorks work orders to payroll and utility billing.

“The biggest reason that Olympia invested in an Asset Management solution is that there has never been a systemic way to support the complete asset lifecycle,” David Kuhn, GIS business manager for Olympia, Wash., said in a written statement released from VUEWorks. “VUEWorks really provides a platform for what I like to call the infinite loop of infrastructure management; from project completion (conveyance) to operations maintenance, and back to capital planning.

“Here at Olympia, there was limited ability to roll up real costs, and compare and contrast investment across different infrastructure,’ kuhn continued. “VUEWorks met our immediate needs on two fronts; operations and work management and incorporation of those workflows into asset valuation and capital planning. Additionally, VUEWorks gives us a highly configurable, readily integrated, true web browser-based solution; meeting our strategic IT goals of having all information delivered via internet or intranet while still integrating with our SunGard financial system.”

Alex von Svoboda, VUEWorks’ vice president of sales and marketing noted in a written statement: “Olympia is another great example of how VUEWorks can extend the value of a municipality’s GIS data – from sharing the GIS map in a web browser, to integrating work orders, and finally for long term strategic asset management. A major factor in winning this sale was VUEWorks’ and DTS’ proven success in integrating VUEWorks with the SunGard financial system for another large municipality.”

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