Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oracle Offers Utilities Companies Improved Field Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Enhanced mobile workforce management solution helps electric, gas and water utilities achieve greater operational efficiency

Kuala Lumpur, 20 March, 2014 – Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading ICT solutions provider, today unveils its latest enhanced Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2.2 to help electric, gas and water utilities achieve greater efficiency by streamlining field crew management and supporting worker mobile safety.

Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities says, “Today’s electric, gas and water utilities are recognizing the need to approach mobile workforce management with end-to-end visibility and control.”

“Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2.2 enables utilities to not only meet those goals but also exceed them by enabling them to simplify field crew assignment processes, monitor work status throughout service areas and improve restoration response times.”

The solution offers utilities companies with flexible scheduling options. For example, the company can divide jobs spanning many days into multiple visits, enabling the crew to complete services more efficiently.  In addition, the contractor management feature allows assignment of contractors to work to the most cost effective bland of labor resources.

The solution also enables utilities to promote a safe work environment through enhanced safety procedures, vehicle inspections and alerts. It requires field workers to complete checklists when starting a new task or prompt the workers through an on-site safety brief.  This functionality helps ensure that field workers follow safety procedures for risk mitigation, helps confirm vehicles are in working order, and supports Department of Transportation and local regulatory compliance.

To further improve crew safety, utilities companies can use geographic information systems of Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2.2 to define the boundaries of sensitive geographic areas and location-based services to trigger alerts and instruction when a crew enters or leaves that area.

“The latest Oracle Utilities Modern Workforce Management solution helps reduce costs and enhance field worker safety.  Ultimately, it enables utilities to transform from reactive to truly proactive operations,” ends Smith.

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