GE innovative network software solutions are primarily based on Smallworld™ Core Spatial Technology. This revolutionary, object-oriented, database-driven product provides a powerful, consistent architecture at the heart of many applications, such as those used for planning electric, gas and water distribution systems, designing telecommunications networks and evaluating strategic market opportunities. The software integrates with other products that require spatial information, including systems for customer relationship management, market analysis, network and work management.
Why to implement Smallworld GIS?
- Market proven portfolio of products that support the full life-cycle for network assets from strategic planning, design and build to operations support
- Over 1000 enterprise customers selected Smallworld as their GIS platform
- Architecture is built with open technology standards and supports scaling to the largest customers’ needs
- Deployment options using industry leading technology platform solutions
How can Globema support your Smallworld system?
Business Process Modules
Smallworld Core provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that support the critical processes within the plan, design, build, operate and maintain lifecycle of network asset intensive industries.
Spatial information helps planners understand where new networks should be targeted, where additional investment is required to meet forecasted demand for capacity, and where business justification for investments in network upgrades is needed. Smallworld GeoSpatial Analysis allows users to access customer and market demographic data, network infrastructure footprint, service areas and finance data to create possible strategies for proposed network investment plans.
At district level, planners need to understand the detail of the underground and overhead network assets and their relationship with new construction, other operated networks and public works to plan maintenance and network extensions. Smallworld Core Spatial Technology can model and represent the network in different spatial views, representing geographic, underground networks and assets within buildings, together with annotations of the existing and planned network in a single environment.
Spatial information from a number of sources needs to be combined with the current network in a design environment where designers can lay out a number of solutions to a new service or maintenance work request. Smallworld Design Manager provides a geospatial-based design environment to manage the proposed network changes. Cost information for the proposed network changes can be used as part of the design approval within the spatial environment and this information shared with Enterprise Asset Management systems using Smallworld Business Integrator
To support construction crews building a network, accurate engineering maps of the planned assets need to be provided as part of the job packs issued to work crews. Post construction, as-built information returned to the organization needs to be stored to accurately document the network as it has been constructed. Smallworld Core Spatial Technology’s quality management tools combined with manual or electronic updates submitted to the network inventory facilitate an up-to-date and consistent source of network data.
To support the go live switching of the network build, the planned view of the network model needs to be passed to other operational systems as a connected network model with geographic and schematic views. Additionally, some self-service applications need to be delivered from the enterprise through the Internet to contractors and customers as web applications.