Denver, CO – 20 January 2016
GE and iToolsOnline have signed a worldwide reseller agreement. The agreement will see GE resell iToolsOnline’s work management software (“iTools”) alongside its Smallworld™ geospatial asset management suite.
iTools is used by utilities and telecom operators to manage a wide variety of network asset management activities – from large-scale infrastructure rollouts to more routine ‘inspect and maintain’ processes. iTools streamlines and automates these processes, bringing productivity gains and compliance improvements.
Streamlining Complex Asset Management Processes
According to Mark Simon, iToolsOnline’s CEO, formalising the relationship with GE was a logical next step: “We’ve been working closely with GE for a couple of years now – initially in support of some common customers. During that time, utilities have started demanding more from their network asset management processes – wanting both productivity gains and an easier way to meet their compliance obligations. iTools integrated with Smallworld™ helps them achieve that.”
iTools for Smallworld™
In support of the partnership, iTools has developed an integration module that gives GE’s customers a simple way of introducing iTools into their existing Smallworld™ environment.
iTools for Smallworld™ allows utilities and telecom operators to streamline their asset management processes and automate the synchronization of data between systems. Its real-time integration means Smallworld records can be accessed and updated as part of the operational process defined and executed within iTools.
“Utilities are looking for a more efficient and robust way of performing their daily network life cycle activities,” said Bryan Friehauf, product line leader for GE’s Grid Solutions Asset Management business. “Adding iTools’ work management capability into our existing software solutions portfolio is an exciting proposition. It means we can better serve our customers in meeting these challenges.”
GE’s Grid Solutions business is a global leader in transmission and distribution solutions that manage and move power from the power plant to the consumer. Its products and services increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, industrial and large commercial customers. From protecting and optimizing assets such as generators, transmission lines and motors, to delivering analytic tools to help manage the power grid, GE’s Grid Solutions business delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer.
For more information, visit http://www.gegridsolutions.com/.
Smallworld™ is a product of GE.