ESRI (UK), the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), has won a contract with Veolia Water UK to provide a corporate GIS solution that will help the company to improve business efficiencies within its operations.



[ClickPress, Mon Dec 17 2007] ESRI (UK), the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), has won a contract with Veolia Water UK to provide a corporate GIS solution that will help the company to improve business efficiencies within its operations. As the largest clean water supplier in the UK, Veolia Water UK comprises Three Valleys Water, Folkestone & Dover Water Services, and Tendring Hundred Water Services.

The ESRI ArcGIS solution will provide Veolia Water UK with a centralised hub of geographic intelligence for more efficient planning and analysis of operations, supporting asset management and customer services. The solution supports a range of activities, including emergency planning and water supply planning for new housing development schemes. It also supports the analysis and identification of candidates for mains replacement and prioritisation.

The new web-based corporate GIS will replace the existing corporate GIS and help increase efficiencies by closely integrating with Veolia Water UK’s business processes. The decision to implement new GIS software is part of the company’s overall drive to improve systems integration and the visibility of business processes.

Ted Volpe, Veolia Water UK’s IT operational asset systems manager said: “We selected ESRI (UK)’s solution as it offered the best overall value for money for our organisation. As a world leader in GIS technology, its tools provide a rich and robust set of functionality that employees across our group of businesses are already familiar with and so the company has a great depth of support.

“The new corporate GIS system will help us to use a powerful browser solution for most users, better fit our field and design staff into the data maintenance process, meet critical business needs we couldn’t before, and build an open centralised database that we can readily integrate with our other corporate systems.

“The new GIS software is planned to go live in the summer of 2008. It will encompass ESRI’s unique ArcGIS Server web services/SOA platform plus Telvent Miner & Miner’s facilities management solution, ArcFM™.”

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About Veolia UK
Veolia Water UK operates three water supply companies in the South East of England - Three Valleys Water, Folkestone & Dover Water Services, and Tendring Hundred Water Services.

Veolia Water started investing in the UK in 1987. The company employs around 1,300 people and has a total turnover of £238.5 million. It also operates in the non-regulated sector of the market through Veolia Water Industrial Outsourcing and Veolia Water Operations Ireland.

Our goals are to manage water resources to preserve their social, ecological and economic value and to meet our customers' expectations in terms of the provision of water and related services.

Veolia Water UK is part of Veolia Water, the world leader in water and wastewater services. Veolia Water serves more than 110 million people worldwide, and covers every aspect of water cycle management, working with both municipal and industrial customers.

Veolia Water is part of Veolia Environnement, the world leader in environmental services.

About ESRI (UK)
ESRI (UK) is part of the global ESRI network, world leaders in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.

As the UK market leader for Utilities, ESRI (UK)’s customers include National Grid, Severn Trent Water, ScottishPower and Northern Gas Networks. Through a unique combination of world-class technology, domain expertise and implementation experience, it is able to deliver the deeper levels of network understanding demanded by leading edge utilities.

By building a deep understanding of its customers’ needs, ESRI (UK) is able to help businesses become more profitable and efficient through the better use of GIS. This process is known as Visionary Thinking.


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