While network data is used extensively by engineering and operations, it’s rarely visible or available to other stakeholders across the utility or communication enterprise. Intentionally or unintentionally, network data critical to the business is placed being into engineering silos. In past decades this wasn’t an issue for the business model of network operators. But times are quickly changing for utilities and communications companies.
Today, utilities and communications providers are experiencing tremendous disruption brought about by the converging pressures of an aging infrastructure, faster technology cycles, rapidly changing markets, more competition, and increased demand from customers and regulators. Based on these challenges and the growing need for utilities and communication companies to be able to share network data across the enterprise, we created Intergraph NetWorks.
If you’re ready to liberate your network data from engineering silos, here are a few important things you need to know about Intergraph NetWorks.
What is Intergraph Networks?
Intergraph Networks is a flexible software suite that provides secure, real-time access to location-based engineering and operational data and capabilities across the enterprise.
Who should use Intergraph Networks?
Utilities and communications providers that want to exploit and leverage network information more extensively across the enterprise to enhance insight, streamline processes, improve business agility, and reduce costs.
How does Intergraph NetWorks work?
By leveraging standards-based web services to simplify the development and maintenance of interfaces, integrations, and task-oriented portals and mobile applications, Intergraph Networks connects the enterprise to your existing Intergraph G/Technology network model, making it available and usable wherever needed. Intergraph Networks honors Intergraph G/Technology symbology, which ensures correct and consistent presentation of network data across multiple clients, whether Intergraph NetWorks, other Hexagon solutions or third-party technology.
Why is Intergraph NetWorks valuable to the utilities or communication enterprise?
When network data has limited visibility or accessibility across the enterprise, it has limited value. By improving the visibility, accessibility, and currency of network data, its value is greatly enhanced. Intergraph NetWorks makes valuable data accessible to asset planners, GIS staff, customer service representatives, IT executives, operations personnel, field crews, and even customers.
Is Intergraph NetWorks secure?
Intergraph NetWorks uses existing legend metadata and roles associated with those legends to provide role-based access control. Intergraph NetWorks users are able to publish only the data and capabilities they want for specific functions and groups. Users avoid wasting time and money by recreating these capabilities and keeping them in sync with Intergraph G/Technology.
If you would like to learn more about Intergraph Networks, register for our upcoming webinar on March 8th. During the webinar, our experts will explain its functionality, demo the software, and host a live Q&A.
Pamela Bernier is a senior marketing specialist for Hexagon's Safety & Infrastructure division. Bernier has five years of experience in the public safety and utilities industry including police, fire, emergency management, and distribution – gaining valuable insight into the global business. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.