UMS, Mobile Meter Management and Map Visualization Software

Created meter installation and management software to plan, monitor, and visualize installations on map to improve overall business processes for managing, surveying, and installing large numbers of water, gas and electric meters in cities across the U.S.

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Problem:

  • „Slow meter locating process due to lack of geographic reference of meter locations
  • „Costly inventory losses due to poor upfront planning and lack of inventory control
  • „Manual time consuming data syncing process in the field from handheld devices to laptops
  • „Many user data entry errors with existing handheld devices used for collecting meter data during installations
  • „Poor quality photos from small handheld displays using during meter installation
  • „Slow, manual project status reporting via spreadsheets
  • „Slow, manual payroll reports from paper logs
  • „Manual proposal development process
  • „Lack of quality communications and issue tracking with city officials

Solution:

  • „Improved overall business processes for managing, surveying, and installing large numbers of water, gas and electric meters in cities across the U.S.
  • „Minimized costly meter inventory surpluses, losses and installation re-work by improving quality of meter data and building an inventory management system
  • „Improved installation efficiency and meter asset tracking with map visualization
  • „Created visual map batch builder to optimize installation planning and meter inventory allocation to installers
  • „Mitigated risks by capturing quality photos and videos of meters before and after installations and logging all communications history
  • „Created role-based project management dashboards
  • „Automated the payroll and invoicing processes by capturing time and materials and data instantly in the field
  • „Automated the executive financial and project status reporting
  • „Created mobile field data collection form wizard to ensure proper surveys and installations based on project type
  • Created responsive mobile and web app using Meteor/Node.js
  • Enabled off-line use of all software with automatic syncing when re-connected
  • Responsive user experience on all devices
  • Reactive user experience (real-time updates)