Mobile workers: Mobile workforce management solution

Utility equipment: Veridian Connections deploys Clevest Mobile Workforce Management v5.1. Solution is now fully operational for Veridian’s asset inspection order types.

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Utility supplies: Clevest Solutions Inc. and Veridian Connections have announced the deployment of Clevest’s Mobile Workforce Management (version 5.1) solution at Veridian. A leading provider of mobile workforce automation software including smart grid mobile technology, Clevest is proud to see its technology being used by one of Ontario’s largest and best performing electric utilities ­ serving more than 118,000 residential and business customers in nine municipalities.

The deployment commenced earlier this month and is now fully operational for Veridian’s asset inspection order types. Veridian technicians were immediately able to complete a number of their inspection orders, which is a very important and time-critical annual activity that commences each January.

“With the Clevest solution, work assignment and tracking is done much more effectively,” said Veridian President and CEO Michael Angemeer. “Veridian’s asset inspections now have automated data validation in two stages which significantly decreases the number manual interventions needed by our GIS group. Our technicians are able to make on-the-spot map annotations to verify our GIS schematic, with asset photos and GPS location information posted directly to our GIS. This creates near instantaneous form updates for our asset inspections.”

Thomas Ligocki, President and CEO for Clevest, emphasized, “This deployment of our latest version of Mobile Workforce Management shows how quickly a utility’s technicians can begin to use the system for field operations work. Clevest’s vision for a smart grid mobile future includes the ability to automate the entire workforce, and this deployment is an excellent example of this vision.”

About Clevest Mobile Workforce Management
Designed specifically for electric, water and gas utilities, Clevest Mobile Workforce Management unifies the field and the office on a single, next-generation mobile platform for managing mobile workers and virtually any type of work they perform - from meter service work, pole inspections and locates to restoring service and a mass deployment of smart meters. The solution offers utilities an enriched user experience and enhanced safety for workers in the field. With Clevest Mobile Workforce Management, utilities will drive greater efficiencies from field operations, improve responsiveness in the field and office, enhance the overall safety of mobile workers and provide consistently higher levels of customer service.

About Veridian Connections
Veridian Connections safely and reliably delivers electricity to more than 118,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville, the Towns of Ajax and Gravenhurst, the Municipality of Port Hope, and the communities of Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton, Sunderland and Cannington. Since its formation in 1999, the utility has grown through two mergers and five acquisitions, and has delivered many benefits to the communities that it serves. Veridian Connections is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.

About Clevest
Clevest provides software for mobile workforce management and smart grid operations exclusively for electric, gas and water utilities. The Clevest team are specialists at enabling utilities to transform their field operations by rapidly automating and optimizing any field work activity or process to improve response time and effectiveness.

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