Central Maine Power Selects Intergraph for Asset Information Management System.HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 1996--
FRAMME Product Suite Offers Enterprisewide Solution
Central Maine Power (CMP CMP (cytidine monophosphate): see cytosine.
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Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . In addition, CMP will purchase FRAMME Lite for remote design on laptops in the field and Field View for general query and viewing.
Intergraph is joined in the project by Computer Language Research Inc. (CLRI CLRI Central Leather Research Institute (India) ) of Carrollton, Texas Carrollton is a city in Texas, partially in Dallas County, partially in Denton County, and partially in Collin County. As of 2005, census estimates the city's total population to be 122,699. Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas. . CLRI's InSource(R) client/server Utility Fixed Asset Management System (UFAMS), a key software component in this project, will be used to improve and automate CMP's management of 5 million continuing property records. Intergraph's FRAMME will interface with InSource UFAMS to link fixed asset data with CMP's financial data.
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AIMS will involve development of an Automated Mapping/Facilities Management/Geographic Information System (AM/FM/GIS) and integration of CMP's work management, outage management and financial systems.
Donna McNally, co-project leader from CMP's information services See Information Systems. division, added, "After an extensive evaluation process, it was clear to us that Intergraph had the best total solutions approach and the most experience putting solutions of this size and scope into production." CMP will consolidate 38 separate operations systems, eliminate unnecessary legacy systems and give the entire organization access to asset-related information. "Intergraph's integrated tool set will give the entire organization query and viewing capabilities from any desktop," she said.
"This is a different implementation from what we normally see at a utility," said Jay Stinson, executive consultant at Intergraph. "The operations and information systems departments are the main drivers at CMP instead of the engineering department. They are focusing on the asset management aspects of their business. Intergraph's flexibility is enabling them to use our products and services in unique ways."
As an integrated datastore, AIMS will interact with systems including customer services, computer aided dispatch work requests, work management, materials management Materials management is the branch of logistics that deals with the tangible components of a supply chain. Specifically, this covers the acquisition of spare parts and replacements, quality control of purchasing and ordering such parts, and the standards involved in ordering, , financial systems, and hand-held devices.
For example, field designers will use FRAMME Lite for work in the field and then upload the information into AIMS from docking stations. This will promote faster, more accurate and more efficient facility design and upgrades.
AIMS users will be able to make geographical-based data queries and get financial information about facilities. This will be especially useful in decision making regarding things such as stranded investments and facilities improvements.
Additionally, Intergraph is subcontracting the data conversion services for the AM/FM/GIS portion of AIMS to Cartotech of San Antonio, Texas “San Antonio” redirects here. For other uses, see San Antonio (disambiguation).
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S. . Cartotech will migrate the continuing property records from a mainframe to Oracle tables. As Cartotech converts the primary features, these tables will be used to update the AIMS FRAMME rulebase.
The entire first phase of the AIMS project should be completed in the fall of 1997 with total implementation in mid-1998. The project is a joint effort of CMP's operations, accounting and information technology departments.
Central Maine Power Background Information
Central Maine Power is an investor-owned electric utility that serves 520,000 customers in central and southern Maine. Its service area covers approximately 11,000 square miles and contains more than 70 percent of Maine's population -- including the major commercial, manufacturing and recreational areas of the state. The electric system can draw on more than 1.8 million kilowatts of generating power and move energy over 20,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines.
Computer Language Research Inc. Background Information
Computer Language Research Inc. provides tax and accounting software and information services to accounting firms, banks, corporations, and partnerships under the trade names ACE and Fast-Tax. Company headquarters are in Carrollton, Texas, with sales and support facilities in major cities across the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
Cartotech Inc. Background Information
Cartotech is an acknowledged leader in AM/FM/GIS conversion, with special emphasis on facilities conversion. Cartotech has provided a full spectrum of AM/FM/GIS database construction and conversion services to a broad client base consisting of utilities, municipalities and regional governments throughout the world. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Intergraph Background Information
A member of the Fortune 1000, Intergraph Corporation is the world's largest company dedicated to supplying interactive computer graphics systems. Products range from point solutions, meeting individual and departmental needs, to integrated, enterprisewide systems.
Noted for delivering interoperable systems and applications, Intergraph bases it products on Windows, Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. and UNIX operating systems.
Intergraph Software Solutions (ISS ISS
See Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). ) develops and markets integrated software for the Technical Desktop -- the combination of compatible technical applications and personal productivity tools in a single desktop computer. Technical applications include computer-aided design computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), form of automation that helps designers prepare drawings, specifications, parts lists, and other design-related elements using special graphics- and calculations-intensive , engineering, analysis, manufacturing, publishing and earth sciences. ISS also provides core system software, high-end applications, and training, consulting, and implementation services. -0-
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