Southside Electric Cooperative Licenses ProField® For Managing Smart Meter Deployment
HERNDON, Va., October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) has licensed Apex’s ProField(®) technology for managing the replacement of electric meters throughout its service territory as part of its AMI/Smart Grid program. “After reviewing several competitors, Apex’s field equipment and software integration was far superior to their competitors’,” says Jim La Velle, Senior Programmer Analyst at SEC, adding that “Apex has been very responsive in providing the equipment, training and customer support for our project.”
“We are pleased that SEC recognized ProField to be the best-of-class mobile workforce management technology” says Bill Jamison, Chief Information Officer at Apex CoVantage.
ABOUT PROFIELD: ProField, Smart Grid industry’s only ERP system for mobile workforce management, covers the full spectrum of functionality including asset management, training and certification, remote management of field operations, fault-resistant workflows, and real-time reporting.
ProField is ideal for electric, water and gas utilities rolling out Smart Grid deployments.
PROJECT NEWS: Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) will utilize its own staff to perform the work. Work on the installation project began in July and is scheduled to reach completion in 2015.
ProField will be the “backbone” of the Project Management Office (PMO), ensuring proper inventory control, scheduling, data collection, quality control, and data integration with SEC’s CIS and Billing systems. ProField “brings the field into the office (sm)” giving the PMO unprecedented visibility and control over the field operations. Highly customizable, ProField was quickly tuned to meet SEC’s specific needs.
“ProField brings value to our Smart Grid deployment by providing tools that allow SEC to manage the project at a reasonable cost per installed endpoint. The bottom line: ProField is helping SEC fulfill its commitment to its members – providing quality electric service at the lowest possible price,” concludes Jim La Velle.
About Apex Smart Grid Solutions
Apex CoVantage is a private, employee-owned company that for more than 20 years has helped businesses to develop and execute strategies in the information and knowledge fields. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Apex employs over 2,500 people here and abroad.
Apex Smart Grid Solutions is working on Smart Grid projects around the world, featuring ProField®, Apex’s industry-leading mobile work force management platform. Our Smart Grid service offerings include Technology Licensing, Consulting, Installation Services, System Acceptance Testing, and Network Design/Implementation.
SOURCE Apex CoVantage