SPL WorldGroup announced that the City of Calgary Water Services Business Unit is live with the SPL Enterprise Asset & Work Management (EAM) solution. This implementation is part of a larger initiative to more strategically manage their infrastructure asset management planning in the face of record population growth.
Calgary has been the fastest growing municipality in Canada with a population increase of more than 26% in the past ten years. As Canada’s fourth largest city, and home to the second highest number of corporate headquarters in the country, infrastructure asset management and planning has become a top priority to support its rapidly expanding economy and increased housing demands. Calgary has taken progressive measures to ensure the health of its infrastructure assets. An enterprise-wide asset management system for the core city services of water and wastewater had been identified as a primary need for higher level master planning to ensure the longevity of the system, as well as maintaining optimal services at an affordable rate.
“The City of Calgary Water Services Business Unit needed a strategic, high level, enterprise-wide system to give us a consolidated and comprehensive vision and solution to our asset management needs,” said Jennifer Sharp, asset manager, Water Services. “Through careful evaluation, the SPL platform was chosen by our team to become our enterprise-wide system. We recently went live with SPL’s EAM solution in most of our Water Services divisions and are presently working towards a complete SPL conversion within our Business Unit for early 2006.”
“The City of Calgary Water Services has an impressive multi-year asset management plan,” said Dave Mulit, president of SPL Synergen. “Their objectives reach far beyond simple asset management to the optimization of the physical and financial performance of infrastructure assets. Their clear priority is to provide a high level of service and sustainability to their residents over the long run. We’re proud of the fact that they recognized our abilities and chose SPL as the cornerstone of their strategic asset management master plan.”
The City of Calgary will ultimately have 400 users on SPL EAM, tracking a broad range of more than 2 million plant and linear assets.