SAP for Utilities Conference 2018

Photos from this year's presentation.This year’s SAP for Utilities Conference (October 15 – 18 in San Antonio, TX) was jam packed with lots of great presentations! Our own Joe Brentin and Hydro One’s Joe Vrbanek presented on how Hydro One Continues to Expand Integrated Work Management due to Quantifiable Benefits from Mobile SAP/GIS Integration. We had about 50-60 people in the room and lots of good questions after the presentation.

Key Business Benefits from their presentation:

Working Smarter—Viewing assets on the map enables field workers to see assets in their true location relative to connected assets and customer locations. Crews avoid unnecessary trips to assets that don’t require maintenance and they can see other crew locations on the map for better coordination and mutual aid.

Better Information—GIS and SAP data is synchronized nightly and delivered via Critigen’s Geocache Manager as an offline cache to the mobile device, allowing workers to click on the map for timely asset information. An enhanced “As-Built” editing tool allows workers to update electrical asset information during installation, resulting in better data governance, improved latency and safety.

Saving Time—With a single application for mapping and work, crews spend less time on the screen and more time installing and maintaining electric assets. Office workers spend less time re-keying information from paper forms, with a 6-month reduction in processing time.

The show floor was very busy at times and I want to thank everyone who stopped by to learn more about how Critigen can help you with your project.

The AlamoTim Tebow was the keynote speaker on Tuesday afternoon and provided his insights on leadership and teamwork. Nice to see him out doing good work and helping others.

I did manage to take an hour to tour the Alamo as it was only 2 blocks from our hotel. Lots of history in the middle of downtown.

To the rescue!Oh, and Yes! I was the one that was stuck in the elevator after the networking social! Only in there for about 20 minutes! Had the San Antonio Fire Department come to the rescue!

If you want to learn more or have a conversation regarding GIS Integration you can contact and I will put you in touch with one of our experts.

By Dianna Herbst