Asset Information Management – Finding the Needle in All Those Haystacks

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

The number of utility service providers implementing asset information management systems is growing fast. Many are faced with the question: which type of system is right for me? The asset management software market is mature and there are many choices of platforms and vendors. This paper discusses advantages and disadvantages of different types of computer software for asset information management based on case studies of their implementations in the past three years. The information gathered support the classification of three very different implementation schemes: desktop-based, web-based and a desktop / web hybrid system. We will show that the hybrid platform provides agencies with the most flexible, scalable and user friendly implementation that integrates existing tried-and-true procedures, applications and databases – or ‘haystacks’ – into a single user interface, enabling users to find that one piece of information – the ‘needle’ – quickly and efficiently. A case study of a hybrid system implementation is showcased for a medium sized water utility provider.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864707787975318

Publication date: January 1, 2007

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more